Rove: With Jobless Benefits Plea, Obama Conceding Defeat on Recovery

Tuesday, 07 Jan 2014 02:22 PM

By Wanda Carruthers

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President Barack Obama's administration is conceding defeat on its economic resuscitation plan by urging Congress to extend long-term unemployment benefits, Karl Rove said Tuesday.

"The administration, whether it likes it or not, is admitting that its economic policies have failed," Rove, former deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush, told Fox News' "Happening Now."

"It's an admission that the administration has presided over an anemic economic recovery," he added.

Obama made his plea to an audience at the White House Tuesday, where he urged Congress to taken action on the issue. He said extending unemployment benefits "should be the first order of business in 2014."

Extending long-term unemployment benefits passed its first hurdle Tuesday as the Senate passed a procedural vote on the matter. In a narrow 60-37 vote, six Republicans voted with Democrats to move forward on a bill that would extend benefits for three months.

The reason for the sluggish recovery was due to overspending, Rove maintained. He claimed Obama wanted to use the unemployment benefits issue to "reset his administration," and noted he could have "gotten this thing done in December" before the benefits expired Dec. 28.

Rove called the current economy the "worst economic recovery in the recorded history of economic statistics for our country." He said what the president was proposing, by extending long-term unemployment benefits without a way to pay for them, would be "more of the same" spending policy.

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