Debt Ceiling: Northland residents hold rally in front of Rep. Stauber’s office

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As tensions continue to rise about a potential debt payment default by the United States Government, some northland residents are now speaking out.

They are calling on Rep. Pete Stauber to speak up against the debt ceiling default imposed by “far-right republicans” in the United States house of representatives.

The rally was organized by the Itasca Area Indivisible, a grass-roots organization at the sidewalk in front of Rep. Stauber’s Hermantown office.

We spoke to Brian Vroman, one of the Itasca Area Indivisible leadership team member on why this rally is important.

“According to one estimate, if there’s a default, we could lose up to 8 million jobs. I mean, that’s enormous. We can’t do this. You will recall that when Trump was president, the Democrats didn’t do this. They agreed to pay the bills despite many of the other bills being incurred by Trump’s tax cuts for the very wealthy. The Democrats didn’t do this, they didn’t threaten to sink the whole economy. So, this kind of stuff has to stop.”

He also added that they are calling people to raise their voices about the devastating consequences of a default caused by “Pete Stauber and his MAGA republican handlers”.