Sen. Marco Rubio made an appearance on Fox & Friends this morning to discuss whether or not the extension of jobless benefits, currently being promoted by the Obama Administration, is sound economic policy.
Co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck noted that the President has stated that extending unemployment benefits actually creates jobs.
“Well, then there wouldn’t be long term unemployed,” Rubio responded. “I mean, that doesn’t make any sense.”
President Obama is a Democrat. He’s not supposed to make sense.
“Look, there’s a utility to long term unemployment benefits,” he continued. “You’re trying to help people that cannot find a job to deal with the cost of daily living, but the only solution to long term unemployment is employment.”
Sen. Rubio is a Republican. That’s why that last sentence makes so much sense.
Rubio then went on to talk about his own so-called war on poverty. He said that the issue is not “income inequality,” as the President is claiming. He said that the issue is “opportunity inequality” and that’s the problem that his plan addresses.
In other words, Rubio isn’t interested in promoting class warfare and setting Americans against each other just so that he can win votes. Instead, he’s actually interested in creating an environment in which people are able to succeed and become prosperous.
Again, he’s like that because he’s a Republican.
Have a look at the video below.