FORT WORTH -- A group of about a dozen concerned residents submitted a petition to the local office of U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, Wednesday, calling on the federal government to not default on its debt.
The petition, signed by about 50 people, states that "the essence of democracy is compromise." It states that the signers "support getting control of our deficits through a balance of revenue enhancements and the cutting of programs so that the safety net for the poor, the disadvantaged, the elderly and children remains in place."
Staff in Granger's office accepted the petition, invited the group in, gave them water and asked them to sign the visitors log.
"We wanted to have our voice heard," said Athena Chavez, a Fort Worth woman who was among those who showed up. "We want Kay Granger to know we support a balanced approach.
"We want people to stop posturing and grandstanding and compromise."
-- Anna M. Tinsley