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David Axelrod: GOP 2012 Candidates Offer No Job Solutions

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WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama's top political adviser says none of the president's Republican challengers has much to say about how they're going to create jobs.

David Axelrod told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday that Rick Perry and Mitt Romney, the leading GOP presidential candidates, both "support the same economic theory that got us into this mess in the first place."

Axelrod said that while Obama has offered a specific plan "to put people back to work," Republicans only want to preserve tax cuts for the wealthy and corporate loopholes while rolling back rules for Wall Street.

Obama sent Congress his job creation proposal on Monday. Axelrod said the White House doesn't want to "play games," and does not intend to negotiate to break up the package.

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