AARP members will be on Capitol Hill Wednesday, hoping to deter Congressional leaders from making cuts to Medicare and Social Security.

"We want to send a clear message that Social Security and Medicare cuts must be off the table as part of any deal by the supercommittee," said David Mitchell, AARP Arizona State Director. "Seniors have spent their lives working for their Medicare and Social Security benefits and they should not be just another line-item in the budget. Congress instead should be looking at closing tax loopholes and cutting waste as ways to cut our federal budget."

The supercommittee is deadlocked on salvaging at least $1.2 trillion in savings from the federal deficit over the 10 years. According to the Associated Press, part of the impasse stems from disagreement on cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.

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