SMYRNA, Del.- U.S. Sen. Tom Carper was in Smyrna Wednesday to check out the new Bayhealth Emergency Center just days after he watched his colleagues put a bandage on the country's money woes.
And Carper, a Democrat, worried things will not get any better when it comes to the debt ceiling.
"If Democrats continue to point fingers and blame each other we'll be back where we were 16 months ago when we ran up to the debt ceiling," Carper said. "We'll be back where we were this past weekend."
The country's finances could be in big trouble if a debt ceiling deal is not made by the end of February.
"For the United States to accept another cut in its credit rating would be fairly disastrous," said Dr. Bob Edelson with Wilmington University.
While Carper said he is ready to work on the debt ceiling, he couldn't vote yes on the fiscal cliff deal.
"The compromise that was before us this past weekend does nothing with respect to entitlement reform," he said.
Dr. Sam Hoff with Delaware State University said all of this confusion and lack of compromise could lead to a loss of votes when it comes to the mid-term election in 2014.
"It's exhausting, it's frustrating and ultimately it's demeaning to the process," Hoff said. "So let's hope Congress gets their act together next time around."
The next chance is now, as negotiations for the debt ceiling continue.
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