Today they voted 57-41 against continuing unemployment benefits to Americans who have become jobless thanks to their policies. This would increase the national debt by about 0.0004%. It would be one of the most efficient ways to keep the economy recovering, as people who receive unemployment money tend to spend every dime they receive.
From the Associated Press:
Democrats have been trying to advance the measure for months as an insurance policy against a double-dip recession.Despite another round of cuts to the measure aimed at pacifying GOP deficit concerns, not a single Republican broke with party leaders determined to kill the measure.
You see, the Regressives who scream "we're the patriots" actually want a second recession and more unemployment to help them win in November.