"This so-called jobs bill is a 1,400-page contradiction, which its supporters implicitly acknowledge but don’t want to talk about. So I ask: why does a jobs bill include an unemployment insurance program? Why does a jobs bill include federal assistance for relocation and job searching?
This bill hands out pink slips to workers and then promises the unemployed that they will get assistance from the government. Message to the Waxman-Markey unemployed: don’t hold your breath. "
Senator James Inhofe (R) Oklahoma