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The Boston Globe

Opinion

David D’Alessandro

Make ’em hire

Obama needs to strong-arm federal contractors

FRANKLIN DELANO Roosevelt’s answer to 12.5 million people unemployed at the height of the Great Depression was the New Deal. Replete with bold, creative, and practical ideas, the New Deal marked the beginning of people getting back to work and America recovering.

Barack Obama’s answer to 14 million unemployed in August 2011 is the American Jobs Act, better referred to as the “Nothing Bold, Creative, or Practical Act.’’

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