On July 4th 1776, our founders signed a declaration founded in ideals of freedom, fairness and equality. These ideals formed the fabric of our society, together weaving the greatest American ideal: the “American Dream”.


In 2017, the promise of the “American Dream” feels out of reach for many people who are working harder than ever just to get by. As corporations and politicians have shipped good-paying middle-class jobs overseas, owning a home, a reliable car and starting a family has become a pipe dream, especially to our young Americans.


With the weight of new and replacement property taxes increasing because of Republican mismanagement, seniors are faced with uncertainty too. Many of our elderly now wonder whether they will have a place to live or whether they can afford medical care if they get sick.


Ohio House Dems believe the American Dream has been pushed out of balance by policies that favor the wealthy few at the expense of the rest of us.


That’s why, as the General Assembly continues, we remain devoted to upholding the Democratic principles that expand economic opportunity and stability to you and your family. Like you, we are proud to call our great nation home. We are proud to call our great state home.


This Fourth of July, and all that follow, let’s join together to celebrate our beginnings – celebrate the fabric that holds us together – and put in the work to make our nation’s present and future brighter.

 
 
 
  
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House Dems Respond To GOP's Proposed Wage-killing Unemployment Restrictions

 

The Ohio House Democratic Caucus today responded to the newly unveiled GOP unemployment compensation bill that freezes unemployment compensation for ten years, increases unemployment insurance tax rates from .02 to .03 percent for employers, and adds a new ten-percent tax on employees.

“As Americans we believe in getting paid for the work you do. But now, after helping to build our bottom line in Ohio, working people will take home less pay for doing the same job under this legislation,” said House Democratic Leader Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton). “That’s wrong.”

The legislation also reduces the amount of time a person remains eligible for unemployment insurance by two weeks, from 26 to 24.

“An automatic pay cut is not what most families and people have in mind when I talk to them about the priorities at their statehouse,” added Leader Strahorn. “People are concerned about owning a home, sending kids to school and trying to save what they can to get ahead.”