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Kentucky lawmakers have differing views on jobs bill

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- For the third straight month, there's little change in the unemployment numbers.  103,000 jobs were added in September -- mostly in construction, retail, and health care.

That number wasn't enough to change the unemployment rate, though -- it still sits at 9.1 percent.

President Obama argues his $447 billion jobs plan would jump-start the struggling economy.  Two Kentucky lawmakers have widely differing opinions on that.

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell says, "We don't think raising taxes on small business in the middle of a recession is a jobs bill.  It may be a good political statement.  He may be trying to play class warfare for the campaign. But it's not about creating jobs."

But Kentucky Third District Congressman John Yarmuth responds, "We've got to do better.  That's the reason the president laid out a comprehensive jobs plan that could create as many as two million jobs over the next year.  So we've got a lot of work to do on the unemployment front."

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