The Liberal members of Congress (mostly Democrats) and President Obama say the Conservatives members of Congress (mostly Republicans) are blocking passage of Legislation to extend Unemployment Benefits. Obama slams GOP for obstructing economic progress. In truth it is politics that is blocking this extension.
The Liberals want to extend the benefits at the expense of increasing the Federal Debt. The Conservatives want the extended benefits to be approved without increasing the Federal Debt. Conservatives say this can be done by using some of the unspent Stimulus Money. Liberals don't want to do that.
Again, each side is trying to paint the other as the bad guy. However, since the Stimulus is not working, why not put those funds to use? That way we can have both!