“A Senate measure to extend federal unemployment benefits failed by two votes Thursday despite the election year support of 12 Republicans from states hit hard by layoffs.
Democrats tried to attach the amendment to a gun liability bill, but it failed 58-39 in the GOP-controlled Senate. The margin was two votes shy of the 60 needed to overcome a procedural objection. “
A “procedural objection” — meaning the Republicans filibustered it, right?
“[Republican Senator] Nickles said jobless workers have more incentive to find a job when the extra unemployment benefits stop. “The more you pay people not to work, the less inclined they are to work,” he said.
Right. All those people are just sitting around on their butts, turning down all the jobs they are being offered.