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Jeb Bush: 'People Need to Work Longer Hours

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Wednesday seemed to propose a bold solution for economic troubles: “People need to work longer hours,” drawing negative reactions from critics who suggested the last thing Americans need is to work more.
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The GOP presidential contender made his suggestion during an interview with the conservative New Hampshire newspaper, The Union Leader, on Wednesday to address a variety of issues, including a tax reform agenda that Americans could expect under his administration, ABC News reported.
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Bush said, “My aspiration for the country and I believe we can achieve it, is 4 percent growth as far as the eye can see. Which means we have to be a lot more productive, workforce participation has to rise from its all-time modern lows. It means that people need to work longer hours.”
After a town hall in Hudson on Wednesday night, Bush sought to clarify his remarks to reporters, saying that he meant that the 6.8 million Americans working part-time should have opportunities to work more hours, not that someone already working full-time should be forced to work more.
“Work force participation rates are low,” Bush said. “If anyone is celebrating this anemic recovery, then they are totally out of touch. The simple fact is people are really struggling. So giving people a chance to work longer hours has got to be part of the answer. If not, you are going to see people lose hope. And that’s where we are today.”
Before the clarification, the remarks had drawn instant and intense reactions from a variety of public figures on the left, including John Podesta, a former White House chief of staff under President Bill Clinton who currently serves as the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Podesta tweeted: “Americans are working pretty hard already & don’t need to work longer hours — they need to get paid more.”
Late Wednesday evening, Clinton herself weighed in, sharing a graph from the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute showing wages stagnating as productivity has risen over the last four decades:

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No wonder a TV personality took the #1 spot-

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He's right.

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He's right.
How will you work longer hours, with no jobs?

44% of Americans are unemployed. So being right about pipe dreams, don't make your campaign ingenious.

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How will you work longer hours, with no jobs?

44% of Americans are unemployed. So being right about pipe dreams, don't make your campaign ingenious.
Oh, yeah. fuck, I don't know then.

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How will you work longer hours, with no jobs?

44% of Americans are unemployed. So being right about pipe dreams, don't make your campaign ingenious.
All of the good, middle class jobs that used to sustain families have been shipped out with free trade.

The top few percent have benefitted greatly, at the expense of everyone else.

It's a great big race to the bottom, going from the unions to "right to work", then out the door to 3rd world shitholes with no labor codes and wages we can't compete with unless we lower our living standards to 3rd world standards.

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Lower your standards, that's the ticket!

Or be rich.

I'm sorry, I'm incapable of taking much of anything seriously today, I'll show myself out.

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Americans are working pretty hard already & don’t need to work longer hours — they need to get paid more.”
ahhh, so people need to earn more for doing the same.....keeps the banks and specifically the federal reserve happy.....

god forbid prices on things should drop

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Jeb Bush was born on 3rd base...... Old money and political power, and the asshole thinks he's accomplished it all by himself.

I don't know about in the states, but in Canada a big problem is companies keeping people under 40 hours a week so they don't have to give them benefits. They'll give people 35-39 hours a week and get around things like overtime pay, holiday pay, all that stuff..... Then complain they can't find workers and bring in people from Mexico or India.

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I have 2 jobs fukk that bush cunt and I'm Irish

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