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Local Residents React to Government Shutdown

"Get your act together," said Tracey Talbert from Falling Waters, W Va. "I mean get people back to work. Someone has to make some concessions and get this thing settled, you know congress and the President."

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Capitol Hill, Monday marks Day 14 of the government shutdown and the countdown to another looming financial deadline. 

NBC News reports that a small group in the Senate has taken over negotiations. They're working on a temporary plan to reopen the government and avoid Thursday's debt ceiling deadline --  the day the Obama administration says America won't be able to pay its bills.

WHAG talked with residents about the shutdown and they want Congress to come a compromise soon.

"Get to work," said Reenie Raines from Martinsburg, WVa. "And think about what the country, what's best for the country and not just our individual desires and the things that we think are best for us but i do think that we need to get busy and stop all of this and negotiate. Negotiate, work out something between the two of you. Give a little and you'll get a little.

"Get your act together. I mean get people back to work. Someone has to make some concessions and get this thing settled, you know congress and the president," said Tracey Talbert from Falling Waters, West Virginia. 

Even younger residents are concerned about the shutdown. 

"Just think about everybody, it's not just the older people that like have to think about because there's, it's affecting all the younger kids too," said Addaison Miller from Waynesboro, Pa. 

The government shutdown will continue until Congress comes to a compromise. 

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