ETA: I decided to strike that sentence. Must have been some bad yogurt for breakfast.
So what were the tax breaks? And what were they supposed to do that would help the unemployed in the US if the tax break ended? Why was such a tax enacted in the first place? How can conservatives possibly excuse such a tax, when the result is less job opportunities with large corporations?
Partisan snarkery aside, what was the rationale for the blockage, when we desperately need revenue? My opinion is that these three factss are not necessarily interlinked only coincidentially matched up in number randomness, but blocking a tax break (which means an exemption to an exising tax structure) tied to jobs loss in the US is not good no matter how you look at it.
Hopefully the repsonders can help piece together this puzzle with information so we can see a more clear picture of the reality verses the hyperbole.