Sunday, February 24, 2008

Obama promises to create jobs and criticizes U.S. trade policy, including, by association, one of its chief architects, former President Bill Clinton.

His message is resonating in Ohio, which has lost almost a quarter of its factory jobs since 2000. Obama, 46, has growing union support -- he was endorsed this week by the 1.4 million- member International Brotherhood of Teamsters -- and is touring industrial parts of the state. LINK

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.