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Cleveland Congresswoman Fudge says politics block job creation
Marcia Fudge says cutting taxes will not create jobs
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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Congresswoman Marcia Fudge says job creation – not cutting taxes – will drive the economic recovery.  During a speech at the Akron Roundtable today, the Cleveland Democrat said one of the stumbling blocks is partisan politics in Congress.
Cleveland Congresswoman Fudge says politics block job creation

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"When you hear people saying, ‘Oh we got a jobs bill,’ [it’s] garbage.  There is no jobs bill.  A jobs bill to my colleagues is, ‘Let’s cut taxes.’  We tried that.  It didn’t work.  Because the people who benefited most from cutting the taxes put the money in their bank accounts.  It never went back into the economy.”

Fudge, who also leads the Congressional Black Caucus, added that extending unemployment benefits would help with recovery.  The Congressional Budget Office estimates a loss of 200,000 jobs if benefits expire.
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