Thanks again to Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning, whose refusal
to extend unemployment and health benefits for 30 days led to 2,000
transportation workers getting furloughed today without pay. Over the
weekend another 400,000 laid-off workers may have lost their
unemployment benefits and COBRA health benefits. Even the Dept. of
Transportation blamed Bunning directly in a press release. Still, he
deserves so much more than bad press.