U.S. President Barack Obama answers reporters' questions during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House June 8, 2012 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Hide Caption
WCPO
Hide Caption

AFL-CIO to rally for jobs at House Speaker John Boehner's office

a a a a
Share this story

WEST CHESTER TWP., Ohio - Members of the AFL-CIO plan to rally outside House Speaker John Boehner's office in West Chester Township Wednesday, calling for job creation rather than federal budget cuts that threaten existing jobs.

The rally is scheduled for 11 a.m. at 7969 Cincinnati-Dayton Road.

The AFL-CIO is most concerned with the March 1 deadline, which would begin automatic and widespread spending cuts on the federal level.

President Barack Obama said those cuts mean people will lose their jobs. The $85 billion in cuts, known as a sequester, covers the entire range of the government.

"Tax reform is a once-in-a generation opportunity to boost job creation in America," Boehner said in a statement. "It should not be squandered to enable more Washington spending. Spending is the problem, spending must be the focus."

To watch the most recent Republican Weekly Address on this issue click here.

To follow the conversation from the White House click here .

Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Print this article

Comments

Hmm... It looks like you’re not a WCPO Insider. or Subscribe now to contribute!