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Twenty-five million without jobs say where's the recovery. Nearly one-fourth of working age Americans without employment signifies decline, not growth. Rotten jobs replacing good ones highlights it. 

Waging war on humanity instead of rebuilding America and prioritizing equitable government for everyone accentuates it. Longstanding NYT policy supports wealth, power and privilege. Ordinary people have no friend in Times Square.

Instead of reporting accurately on Obama's record, The Times claims he "asserted his employment agenda, including school and infrastructure rebuilding and aid to states to hire teachers." 

He also adopted "a responsible approach to deficit reduction, including preserving tax cuts for most Americans while letting the high-end Bush tax cuts expire."

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Obama is more jobs destroyer than creator. He appointed corporate predator/GE chairman/CEO Jeff Immelt as Council on Jobs and Competitiveness head. 

His idea of jobs creation is corporate and high-end earner tax cuts, more deregulation, and unfair/one-sided "free" trade in return for small numbers of low pay/poor benefit part-time or temp jobs. 

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Obama's done nothing to stop massive teacher layoffs. His Race to the Top is a dagger in the heart of public education and harmful fallout from privatizing it. 

His notion of deficit reduction is make ordinary people pay. Cut programs they need most. Prioritize military spending, generous corporate handouts and tax cuts, as well as special benefits for America's rich.

He didn't let "high-end Bush tax cuts expire." He extended them. "Romney has no good ideas and Mr. Obama has plenty," said The Times. 

On issues mattering most, not a dime's worth of difference separates them. Supporting either assures the worst of hard, repressive times. Sandy sufferers got an early taste. 

For good reason, another article said vote independent or stay home. There's no in between.

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Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at Email address removed

His new book is titled "How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War"


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