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55,000 Ohioans lose jobless aid soon; Sen. Brown seeks extension

Published: Sun, November 25, 2012 @ 12:12 p.m.

55,000 Ohioans lose jobless aid soon; Sen. Brown seeks extension

Associated Press


About 55,000 Ohioans among the long-term unemployed are expected to lose jobless benefits soon because of the end of federally funded aid initiated several years ago.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/V5DENH ) reports workers who used up six months of state payments could get 73 more weeks of aid under a federal benefits program extended several times. Some advocates want Congress to extend it again.

Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown wants an extension included if Congress makes a deal to avoid the automatic tax increases and spending cuts known as the “fiscal cliff.” His spokeswoman says too many Ohioans are still looking for work.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says nearly 134,000 workers get unemployment benefits. More than one-third of them receive federal benefits set to end Dec. 29.


1LtMacGowan(693 comments)posted 3 years ago

Oh No! We don't want them to become "takers" do we? how DARE Senator Brown after his brazen and cowardly re-election in defiance of conservatism attempt to addict 55,000 people to the drug of government!

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2borylie(921 comments)posted 3 years ago

Lt., Since you despise conservatism,explain the virtues of liberalism. Thank you.

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3redeye1(5352 comments)posted 3 years ago

Hey Brown Get them JOBS! , not another hand-out. Do your job and get jobs for these people instead of handouts. I know that means you will have to work but that was what you were elected to do and not give out handouts.

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4paulparks(235 comments)posted 3 years ago


I agree with you... people are not things. We have to take care of our own. People wouldn't be on unemployment if they could work.

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5Ytownnative(1118 comments)posted 3 years ago

More government handouts for not working ???? Who do the think they are GM employees?

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6borylie(921 comments)posted 3 years ago

paul, They'll be able to find work in a little over 4 years.

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7jojuggie(1621 comments)posted 3 years ago

The Lt won't answer. He is chicken most of the time.

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8LtMacGowan(693 comments)posted 3 years ago

I need to make a sign "Ohioans Sherman & Grant knew what to do with Secessionists"

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9borylie(921 comments)posted 3 years ago

Lt.Mac, You need to answer post #2. Thank you.

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