These people are either deliberately misleading the public or they are that economically illiterate. I'm guessing the former. They are trying to equate extending unemployment benefits to extending the tax cuts. So, to them, extending an entitlement program is equal to allowing people to keep what they earn. They are making it sound like the supposed $700 million in tax cuts means the government is cutting checks and mailing them to the top 2% they keep railing about. Not even close.