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Thomas Perez: Obama's Labor Secretary Choice

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Real unemployment's at 23%. Economist John Williams called February's jobs gain and reported unemployment rate "not meaningful." Numbers are distorted to belie reality. 

Economic conditions are deplorable. They've been that way for years. Around 25 million working age Americans can't find jobs. 

Millions more involuntarily take low-pay/poor benefit part-time or temp ones. Obama's a jobs destroyer, not creator. 

He's waging war on America's social contract. He wants it eliminated altogether. He spurns worker rights. Don't expect Perez to change things. His resume belies what he'll do.

He won't be worker friendly. It's not his job. He'll continue same old, same old. He's mandated to do it. He has no other choice. He'll perform as asked or be replaced. 

He's an attorney. From 1989 - 2001, he served in the Bush I and Clinton Justice Department. He was a prosecutor in its Civil Rights Division.

He was Janet Reno's Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. From 1995 - 1998, he was Senator Edward Kennedy's special counsel. He was his main civil rights/criminal justice/constitutional issues advisor.

Through the remainder of Clinton's administration, he was Director of the Office for Civil Rights at the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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