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Workers to Obama: No Recovery in Sight

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opednews.com Headlined to H3 10/6/09

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After the recent unemployment numbers were announced, smug politicians promising economic recovery stuttered a bit. This wasn't supposed to happen. Mainstream economists were predicting a smooth upswing in employment, but in September 263,000 more jobs were lost, 62,000 more than August.

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Obama reacted predictably to the surprise. He first pointed out that "employment is the last thing to recover from a recession," and concluded that ""we are going to need to grind out this recovery, step by step." Brilliant.

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Not one word on measures to help out the staggering number of unemployed workers, 1.4 million of which will have their benefits dropped by the end of the year. Behind them are millions more workers who've been unemployed for over six months -- 5.4 million and counting.

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All Obama is offering is "hope" that the economy will get better, an illusion shared by most of the mainstream media. Sometimes, however, the truth sneaks into Big Media. This from the New York Times:

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Shamus Cooke is a social service worker and activist living in Portland Oregon.

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