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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

COLUMBUS

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.


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1LtMacGowan(641 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months 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(779 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

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

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3paulparks(235 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

LtMac,

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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4Ytownnative(1022 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

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

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5borylie(779 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

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

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6Ianacek(899 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

Senator Brown is also helping to close a federal $1.6 trillion budget hole at the moment .

As he advocates extention of a temporary spending program such as unemployment benefits in a state with an unemployment rate below the national average , can we assume he has a balanced budget he realistically believes will be passed ?

It often seems too easy for liberal legislators to announce amidst much fanfare the introduction of spending bills they ought to know have little chance of success , leaving others to later deliver the bad news. e.g. Brown's pre election Delphi pensions bill .

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7LtMacGowan(641 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

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

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8borylie(779 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

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

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