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How the 1% Destroys Jobs and the Real Heroes are Everyday People

Mitt Romney & Co. want us to think that making the rich richer will create jobs. That's not true. And it's not the American way.

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We are not a country of aristocrats and peasants who labor at their pleasure. We are a country of proud and free citizens whose labor, investment, and ideas really drive the American economy. Not Mitt Romney's latest Goldman Sachs windfall.

Lynn Parramore is an AlterNet contributing editor. She is cofounder of Recessionwire, founding editor of New Deal 2.0, and author of 'Reading the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt in Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture.' Follow her on Twitter @LynnParramore.

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