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They, Too, Sing America - Charels M Blow

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America's blue-collar workers have some lessons for those in Washington. "As the Bureau of Labor Statistics points out, half of the top 30 occupations expected to see the largest job growth over the same period, and seven of the top 10, are low-wage or very low-wage jobs. Only eight even require a degree. Most simply require on-the-job training.

The people who work these jobs are the backbone of this country, and will continue to be. In fact, Washington could learn a lot about backbone from listening to them. We would all be better served by politicians who work as they do -- willing to do the things that no one wants to do but that someone must."

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