TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Some people in North Mississippi are expressing concern about sequestration.
"Something has to be done. Whether it's against my views or for it, something has to be done. They can't just go on weekend when this is hanging over our heads here. And it's coming out of our pockets," said Paul Hornbuckle of Tupelo.
Sequestration was set up as a last ditch plan if no resolution was reached.
One Tupelo physician views the last-ditch effort as really all this country has.
"It's not the smartest way. The sequester is not the smartest way to cut spending. But I would rather have the sequester and start showing people that we have to cut because it's an economic thing for our children, because any child who is born today has a huge burden of debt on their shoulders," said Dr. Ed Holliday.
Holliday recently spent time in Washington D.C. at a convention with lawmakers and government employees.
He said their insight was a relief to some of the fears surrounding sequestration.
"It's not going to just crash people's lives. Planes aren't going to drop out of the sky. But we do need to do it more intelligently. And maybe this will help our elected officials understand that they can cut and do it in a better way. So we hope that this is the first step on the journey to get our national debt under control," added Holliday.
Paul Hornbuckle added that even though sequestration has taken effect, more must be done.
"At this point, I don't care what it is, and I don't think other people care what it is. Something has to get done. People are going to lose jobs, and it's terrible. It's just awful," said Hornbuckle.