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Who Wins Elections That Are ‘Fundamentally About Jobs’?

Because I know you’ve been dying to know what AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka thinks of the 2012 elections, I note that in his comments at the National Press Club today, he said, “Last year’s election was fundamentally about jobs, and I believe the 2012 election will be fundamentally about jobs.”

That is fantastic news for Republicans, then.

He also says:

America wants to work. People who live in Wonderland may not have noticed, but there is a lot of work to be done here. While one in five construction workers is looking for work, we have a $2.2 trillion old-school infrastructure deficit. We need to invest trillions more to build the 21st century infrastructure necessary for our nation’s and our planet’s future—high-speed mass transit, smart utilities and universal high-speed broadband.

Not many folks have argued that there’s no work to be done in America. The bigger question is how we pay for it.


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