Friday, March 26, 2010

Here We Go Again. Republican Sen. Tom Coburn Blocks Jobless Benefits before he Leaves Town.

Hey Republicans, not feeling good about yourself? Kick the cat, the dog or take it out on your wife and kids. Make them squirm. Or take it out on an unemployed stranger.

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."

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