Kansas Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts are among the GOP lawmakers filibustering an extension of unemployment benefits because it would increase the federal deficit. They want the extension paid for with unused stimulus funds. After years of supporting bloated budgets, tax cuts and unfunded wars, it’s good that Brownback and Roberts are now concerned about deficits. But why is it that many GOP lawmakers seem to care about deficits only when Democrats are in charge or when the spending would go to help struggling citizens?
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