Republicans Are Blocking the Jobs Bill

I sincerely hope the DNC is readying the midterm commercials about this one. Brian Beutler reports:

Democrats still don't have enough votes to overcome a filibuster, and unless they can win over at least one Republican, they may adjourn this coming weekend empty-handed.

What's the hang up? Republicans are working with Democrats on one key aspect of the legislation: tax breaks for employers who hire new employees. But beyond such a measure, Republicans are balking at supporting a full package. And with Democrats now one vote shy of a 60-vote supermajority, they will need one GOPer to break ranks if they want the package to overcome a filibuster.

The question remains: if the Republicans filibuster a jobs bill in the middle of 9.7 unemployment, and no one makes a big stink about, does it make a sound?