Great stuff from the Tribune's Hank Waters today:
Supporters of the Missouri bill accepting the grant promise to bring it up again for passage before the April 2 deadline for receiving the funds. Lembke and Purgason promise to filibuster to the end. A few quixotic souls will cheer them on, but most of us will wish they would sit down. It’s fine to worry about federal deficits, but this protest won’t do a thing about it and will deprive many Missourians of minimal help they need at a tough time.
Later, sometime after April 2, we can resume the philosophical debate about unemployment benefits. Right now we have a short-term situation.