Extremist Republicans in Washington, DC are holding our economy hostage in the hope of enacting a draconian right-wing agenda.
Our nation is set to reach its authorized debt limit on May 19th, 2013. Unless Congress takes action, the US will default on our obligations - which will trigger a downgrading of our credit and throw the US economy back into recession. Sadly, tea party Republicans are more than content to let that happen unless they can extract deep cuts to Medicare and Social Security. Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell even said he'd drag President Obama "kicking and screaming" in order to get his way.