Yet another, in a long list, of Republican double standards:
Republicans say "No extension of unemployment benefits unless you can show how you're going to pay for it."
But in the same breath "We must not allow the Bush tax cuts to expire." - with absolutely nothing said about how to pay it.
So, when Republicans say "We can't possibly afford X.", remember the trillions and trillions of dollars they've spent on things they never once stopped to think how to pay for, because "it's important".
So, let's discuss just what's important *and* how to pay for it.
Some things are indeed critical enough to borrow for - and especially then, we must discuss how we'll eventually pay for them.