AP-Republican senator Tom Coburn blocked a stopgap bill to extend jobless benefits, saying its $9 billion cost should not be added to the national debt …
He's "insisting that the measure be "paid for."
How? By taking money out of the stimulus fund, money meant to created jobs for people out of work.
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the majority whip said, "We really believe that the unemployment situation is an emergency economic situation. Republicans do not accept that. They want to cut off unemployment benefits or pay for it with stimulus funds that are creating jobs."