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Reaction to 2013 Cleveland National Air Show cancellation

6:41 PM, Mar 25, 2013   |    comments
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We gauge reaction to Monday's announcement that the 2013 Cleveland National Air Show has been cancelled.

We talk with Colette V. Jones, VP of marketing for Positively Cleveland.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson released a statement:

"The loss of the Cleveland National Air Show, an important Cleveland tradition, is an unfortunate consequence of the federal budget debate in Washington D.C. It represents just one of the many cuts to federal funding and programs that have an impact on the local level."

"It is our hope that the debate can be settled soon to prevent further cuts and minimize the long term impact sequestration can have on local communities."

In response to the news that the 2013 Cleveland National Air Show is slated for cancellation due to the Republicans' sequestration budget cuts, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern released the following statement:

"The Republicans' sequestration has had its first major casualty in Northeast Ohio, ending the Cleveland National Air Show that creates jobs and brings in more than $7 million annually to the region."

"Instead of shooting our economy in the foot just as we're recovering, Republicans like Representative David Joyce and Speaker Boehner should come back to the negotiating table to help us avoid sequestration. President Obama offered a compromise to cut the deficit by more than $4 trillion, avoid sequestration, and take events like the Cleveland Air Show off the chopping block, but Republicans are more interested in pushing ideology than common sense solutions."

"The Cleveland National Air Show has been a staple of Northeast Ohio since 1964."

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