Republican Congressman Walter Jones, who has been sounding the alarm over our country's debt for awhile now, says it's time for a wake up call.
Congressman Jones was in Jacksonville Tuesday for a town hall meeting.
Jones spoke at Jacksonville's city hall--saying that for too long there has been a lack of concern about our nation's growing deficit. Jones discussed how the meltdown on Wall Street Monday, coupled with the the lowering of our nation's credit rating, should be the wake up call that our nation's political leaders need. Jones says, "America has awakened to the crisis, Congress has awakened to the crisis and I think you'll see a different September, October, November than I've ever seen in this country because it is just ready to explode."
Jones thinks that scaling back the war in Afghanistan, costing 10-billion dollars a month, could help cut the deficit, on top of bringing home our men and women in uniform.