Conservatives are throwing out every argument against helping the economy to see if any of them stick. The latest nonsense they are spreading is that helping the unemployed keeps them from finding jobs.
Four months ago, Sen. Jim Bunning took a lonely, ridiculous stand -- there could be no jobs bill, and no extended help for the unemployed, if it increased the deficit. In the early summer, we have a Party of Bunnings.
Thune argues that the large cut in budget authority he proposes for FY 2010 wouldn't impair the functioning of the federal government because agencies could spread out its effects over several years. This is incorrect.