Congress is currently working to avoid an economic disaster for the country as the country faces the possibility of hitting the ceiling on the federal deficit.
But two different approaches to the budget have Congress divided.
Indiana Senator Dan Coats stopped by the WNDU studios Monday to talk about the federal budget on NewsCenter 16 at Noon. He gave his view on what the president needs to do to solve the issue.
Sen. Coats said, “We have to work together, and we have to have the president on board. The president's plan doesn't get us there. I'm willing to stand with him, and republicans are willing to stand with him if he will step up, put everything on the table and deal with the seriousness of this crisis. Again, it's not to be green eye shade taking benefits away from people, it's to get the economy moving and get people back to work.”
Last week, Republican Representative Paul Ryan's plan passed the House but is likely to die in the Democrat controlled Senate.
Ryan's budget plan cuts $6 trillion from the federal budget, which includes replacing Medicare with a voucher system.
The economy took a hit Monday when Standard and Poor warned that it might lower its rating on the US government's debt because of the mounting budget deficits.