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Sarita Gupta, the executive director of Jobs With Justice, spoke at a rally held outside the Capitol Building in Washington D.C.on Thursday, July 28, 2011. Gupta stated that "At the root of what Congress is debating is not the debt ceiling or the national deficit. The root of the debate is whether the role of our government is to serve and protect working people, or is the role of our government to make it easier for corporations and Wall Street and the ultra rich to make swelling profits on the backs of our communities." The rally to "Save the American Dream" was organized to tell Democrats to stand strong against Republican debt ceiling proposals that cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid while keeping keep tax breaks for millionaires, billionaires and oil companies. Participants included the AFL-CIO and major labor unions such as AFSCME, CWA, AFGE, Teamsters, and various progressive groups such as Move-On, Rebuild the Dream, Jobs with Justice, Gray-Panthers and Code-Pink. (Photo by Jeff Malet)

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