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Schakowsky gets backing from New York Times

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With poll: Evanston U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky's plan, announced last week, to create two million government-funded jobs, got an endorsement today from the editorial page of the New York Times.

With poll: Evanston U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky's plan, announced last week, to create two million government-funded jobs, got an endorsement today from the editorial page of the New York Times.

The editorial focuses on the part of the Schakowsky plan that would create 500,000 construction jobs for renovation projects at the nation's schools, but supports other aspects of it as well.

"Republicans are sure to howl," the paper says, "that new programs will undo the debt ceiling deal, but it is surely possible over a 10-year period to tackle near-term action on jobs and long-term action on deficit reduction. The alternative is even slower growth and higher unemployment."

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