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Budget: Debt Ceiling / "Tell Washington" #998627

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) What Americans are telling Washington about the long political battle over the debt ceiling introduced; countdown to crisis clock on screen.

(Studio: Jim Avila) The American people's communications with the politicians reviewed; Twitter messages quoted. [Senator Dan COATS†- says we are besieged.] [Volo, Illinois, Rochelle WEBE†; Santa Monica, California, Christine KERNO†; Marietta, Georgia, Donna STEEL†; Stamford, Connecticut, Tiffany SCHNEIDER†- speak out.] The findings of the ABC News/"Washington Post" poll on anger/dissatisfaction with Washington cited. [Johnson Advisors economist Hugh JOHNSON†- offers advice to investors.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos; White House: Jake Tapper; Washington: Jonathan Karl) How none of the leaders know how this will turn out in the end, how the debt ceiling issue is working for Republicans, who want to force a plan to cut government spending via the threat of default with taxes now off the table and how citizens should pressure Congress to make tough decisions discussed.

Sawyer, Diane;
Avila, Jim;
George, Diane Sawyer,;
Tapper, Jake;
Karl, Jonathan

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