Six Republicans Who Wanted To Kill Extending Jobless Benefits
"What is it about it that drives you Republicans crazy? What is it?" asked Kennedy about GOP objections to raising the minimum wage rate. "What is the price that the workers have to pay to get an increase?"
While it was heartening to see a bill extending unemployment benefits for out-of-work Americans sail through the Senate today -- with President Bush having already said he would sign it -- there's always a few Republicans that just can't seem to stomach throwing some true support to families already going through a tough time.
Before that bill passed by unanimous consent, it had to go through a cloture vote today to end debate. That vote passed easily, 89-6.
Which, given that voting against cloture is an attempt at a filibuster to block passage of a bill, would naturally lead you to ask… Who voted against it?
Here they are:
- John Barrasso (R-WY)
- Tom Coburn (R-OK)
- Jim DeMint (R-SC)
- Mike Enzi (R-WY)
- Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
- James Inhofe (R-OK)
But such fine gentlemen, these six Republicans, huh?
Hopefully, their evenings will be complete if they can only find a homeless child to kick on the way home.