Republican radicals reject unemployment fund extension
As part of the current unemployment crisis, at last look there were 453,000 claims for insurance, a number that is likely to surge when part-time government workers employed by the Census end their terms this summer.
Yet, there probably is no greater indication of the radical extreme to which Senate Republicans have become than to witness their rejection of legislation to extend unemployment benefits. In the past, some Republicans supported such legislation to keep benefits flowing, but this time, their unanimous rejection killed it. They were joined by Democrat Ben Nelson of Nebraska who I wish would change parties to clarify who he really represents.