If the federal government doesn't extend its emergency unemployment benefits (again), thousands of Missourians will be losing their benefits. It will be a rolling cutoff, but it will be painful. We keep hearing that the recession is over and the economy is recovering, but those of us reporting out in the world are still hearing story after story of unemployment and "no jobs". I know that the federal government isn't a bottomless pit (or should I say endless deficit?) but it's hard to look a woman in the eye who is in danger of losing her home and not feel something has to be done.