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Kaptur says unemployment extension is especially important in Ohio
As budget deal looms, she says a few more months of extended unemployment benefits is a must
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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UPDATE 6:14 p.m. Dec. 10, 2013

A tentative budget deal has been reached that does not include an extension of unemployment benefits.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/11/us/politics/party-leaders-indicate-deal-is-reached-on-budget.html?emc=edit_na_20131210&_r=0

It increasingly looks as through Democrats are willing to drop their insistence that an extension of long-term unemployment benefits be part of a federal budget deal that is supposed to be completed this week.

Still, Democratic Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, whose district extends from Cleveland to Toledo, says the benefits are especially important in Ohio.

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“Despite all the conniptions  in Washington, the economy’s getting stronger, energy prices are helping, the American people are really trying. So let’s walk with them for a change rather than always being a wind in their face trying to hold them up. So I support an extension of benefits, certainly in a place like Ohio where we have had so many manufacturing jobs just vaporized.”

 If the budget deal is not reached, the second year of cuts under the sequester would kick in, cutting nearly a billion dollars from defense and other spending. 

Listener Comments:

we have helped my sons family as much as we can with money. He was let go from job that wanted him to do unetical things. He has only been on unemployment for 6 monthes there are no jobs. He is on verge of losing house with 2 children. And believe me the bank could care less.


Posted by: mother of laid off (toledo ohio) on December 13, 2013 7:12AM
Help us out. No jobs in our area!!


Posted by: Susan Zornes (Ironton ohio) on December 12, 2013 7:12AM
I think it's terrible alit of us are still looking for a job
I worked for 20 years and I was fired What am I supposed to do? Two weeks before Xmas and no warning and just cut people's benefits Is simply awfull


Posted by: Anonymous (Sanford Fla) on December 11, 2013 12:12PM
I am a 65 year old woman who was laid off in April. I have my 3 grandchildren living with me. I still have not been able to find a job. I am starting to get social security but that is not going to help taking care of household expenses and raising the children. I cannot believe that Congress will take our benefits away. What are they taking away from themselves?


Posted by: Chris B (Parma, Ohio) on December 11, 2013 3:12AM
I have worked my entire life and paid taxes and they are going to take my unemployment away this is not fair


Posted by: steve smith (kenton ohio) on December 10, 2013 6:12AM
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