Some unemployment benefits could dry up Monday. Newly laid-off workers wouldn't get federal help with health insurance premiums.http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/02/27/1503048/senator-blocks-programs.html
Road and transit bills could go unpaid, Medicare payments to doctors would stay high and rural satellite reception could be affected, all thanks to Sen. Jim Bunning's decision to block legislation that would keep alive a host of programs that expire Sunday night.
The Kentucky Republican, according to several sources, told Democratic colleagues "tough s---" Thursday when they tried to get him to change his mind.
It is amazing that one senate Republican with guts can stop fifty nine senate Democrats from doing something.
That's not the fault of the system.
And, it's not the fault of the one Republican senator.
It's the fault of the gutless fifty nine senate Democrats.