At more than 100 events across the country today, workers, students, seniors and health care, civil rights and faith activists are demanding a debt deal that protects seniors and the middle class while making sure the rich and corporations pay their fair share.

Most of the actions are taking place at the hometown offices of Republican representatives and senators who are proving—as the nation races to a default deadline—that they arewilling to wreck our economy by refusing to compromise. These lawmakers insist on their radical plan to balance the budget on the backs of seniors and the middle class by slashing Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security while giving tax breaks to millionaires, hedge fund managers and big corporations.
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