Gotta love our Senator’s understanding of what it is to be unemployed and poor. During a Senate debate Kyl explained why unemployment insurance and other benefits ought not be extended: They discourage people from looking for work "because people are being paid even though they're not working."
The same is true of extending COBRA. Nothing puts the hustle in a job hunter like being denied health insurance.
During the debate Senator Max Baucus (D- Mont.) pointed out that “There are five unemployed Americans for every job opening in the economy. People are looking for work. They're not unemployed because of choice."
Baucus gave our guy a chance to rethink his claim; maybe modify his remarks. Kyl stuck to his guns.