News Home
Quick Bites
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
On AirNewsClassical
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Greater Akron Chamber

Hennes Paynter Communications

For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )

Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us

President: GOP budget cuts would hit job-training programs
Mr. Obama against questions priority of tax cuts for wealthier Americans
This story is part of a special series.

Kevin Niedermier
President Obama addresses the crowd gathered at Lorain County Community College on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. He applauded its job training program and noted that funding for such programs might be cut under the House-passed budget bill.
Courtesy of Valerie Brown
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

President Obama visited Lorain County Community College today Wednesday to praise its job training programs. And he noted that many such programs would be cut under a House-passed budget bill backed by likely Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Mr. Obama noted that nearly all of the students participating in the Lorain program find work.

OBAMA on job training successes

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:21)

“Here in Lorain County, 90 percent of the people who graduate from this program have a job three months later. Ninety percent. That’s a big deal. Why would we want to cut this program to give folks like me a tax cut that we don’t need and that the country cannot afford?” 

The president says the cuts proposed by the GOP budget would eliminate training and employment programs for 13,000 Ohioans next year, and 37,000 in 2013.

A bus from the Romney campaign also showed up in Lorain, and Republicans argue that the stimulus package backed by Mr. Obama has failed. They dismiss his call for an increase in the tax rate for the rich as a gimmick, and say wealthier people create jobs.

Add Your Comment


E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook

Stories with Recent Comments

Kasich campaign evokes dark images of a Trump presidency

Backers of legalizing marijuana in Ohio promise to be back in 2016
We should be aloud to grow more than 4 plants and not have to register with the state considering it will be a free market.

Akron says it's had no second thoughts about welcoming refugees
What business does Councilman Neal own on North Hill? I'd love to support him. I am so glad to have the refugees in our neighborhood. I have lived here for 25 ...

Scarborough says the University of Akron is trying to rebuild relationships
In order for the University of Akron to grow and become a desirable place for students across Ohio and elsewhere, it must address the crime problem in the Akron...

Ohio Sen. Cliff Hite wants to end pay-to-play sports fees at Ohio's schools
You can bet Hite and Husted will also rush to the rescue of the Academic Challenge team, the speech-and-debate squad, the Science Olympians and the chess club. ...

Ohio lawmakers consider new gun bills
States that have gun restrictions/cities have reduced gun violence is false. CHICAGO has some of the toughest gun laaws/restrictions but yet fun violence is off...

Cleveland's public transit system considers fare increase for 2016
I work with individuals with disabilities. Yes some of my folks need more help than the average person. As a whole, the group I work with however can manuver ju...

Community group sues to re-open part of Wadsworth hospital
My father was part of the founding group of citizens which started the "new" Wadsworth/Rittman Hospital. For some reason the leadership for the future of the ho...

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents painters who loved their gardens
brilliant masterpiece, Greetings from

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University