Number of the Day

2 million: The number of unemployed USians who are now going without unemployment benefits as of this week, since "Congress failed [at the end of last year] to extend the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program that made sure those who had been out of work for 26 weeks or more received unemployment benefits. That immediately left 1.3 million people without a lifeline, and the ranks will swell to 2.3 million by April 5 if Democrats can't find a way to make Republicans drop their filibuster of the extension."

Republicans think people aren't entitled to food. Or housing. Or healthcare. Or a whole lotta things—including the unemployment benefits to which people are entitled by virtue of having paid into the program out of every paycheck when they were working.

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