DOT Press release
Congratulations, Republicans and Senator Jim Bunning. You've brought the United States to a screeching halt. You have personally cost thousands of folks their jobs, you made it much harder for good working class folks make it through the recession. You've shown your determination to kill unemployment benefits, because they are a "disincentive," paying folks even when they aren't working.
Congratulations! You've won an American victory for .... who? You've held up the work in more than 20 states on Federal projects, telling workers "fuck you" (the middle finger shown to reporters who were trying to get more information from him). You've personally, with tacit approval from your fellow Republican Senators, stopped work on 318 million dollars in federal projects in those 20 states.
Congratulations. Way to stop that evil government spending. You've shown some real fiscal restraint. Now tell us again how you feel about those folks you've personally fired from their jobs and those folks whose unemployment benefits will run out before they see another payday....What do you say to that Senator Bunning?
"Tough Shit" - Senator Jim Bunning