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Debt ceiling negotiations go through Virginia

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By: Ryan Nobles – bio | email

The debate over the future over the U.S. debt limit is running straight through the Commonwealth of Virginia.

My story from 6pm Wednesday night on NBC12:

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WWBT) – In Washington, the debate is heating up over the approaching debt ceiling deadline.

Virginia Senator Mark Warner is hopeful that a plan by a bi-partisan group of senators can turn things around. That plan has been hatched by a group dubbed the “Gang of Six”. While their plan has promise, Congressman Eric Cantor told me today that he doesn’t think the numbers add up.

…read the rest of the story on NBC12.com.

Meanwhile, much has been made about how Rep. Eric Cantor’s prominent role in the debt ceiling negotiations could be a make or break point for his career. This is what he told me during our interview today:

Also on the end there.. you may have caught Cantor’s opinion of Mark Warner’s debt ceiling “gang of 6” compromise. If you didn’t here is the full quote:

“You can’t make sense of the numbers, I like the fact that you are bringing down tax rates, because I think that is a growth oriented measure. But when you look at the kind of revenues they are talking about in their package, at least loosely. It doesn’t make sense.”  -Rep. Eric Cantor on “Gang of 6” proposal

Warner on the other hand, ever the optimist, isn’t ready to throw stones, quite yet:

And Rep. Bobby Scott seems pretty sure everyone has their priorities out of whack:

Written by Ryan Nobles

July 20, 2011 at 6:25 pm

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