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Shimkus Says Deficit is Unsustainable

Congressman Shimkus says he is not shying away from the fiscal problems facing the nation.

He says the 2013 numbers show deficit spending of six-hundred and eighty billion dollars which will be added to the national debt.

Shimkus says the government can't continue to spend more than it takes in.

The national debt is nearly seventeen trillion dollars and Shimkus says it is unsustainable and fears the United States will end up like Greece.

Deficit spending is the lowest it has been in five years.

Last year the deficit was 1.9 trillion dollars.

Shimkus says there are other long term fiscal issues that need to be addressed like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

The Congressman thinks there is common ground to fix these problems but it may not happen this year.

ABC NewsChannel 15's Heather Good Reports