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    Re: Jeb Bush: People Need to Work Longer Hours [W: 64]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithros View Post
    The central problem is that Jeb's comment belies a childish understanding of the economy.
    Childish? That's putting it mildly. No surprise to me Jebby Boy would say such inanity when he seriously believes all it takes to override Obamacare is a Apple watch and some vague description of a heart monitor app to go with it. The man is a disconnect no different from his brother who also found himself in trouble speaking when the silver spoon was removed from his mouth.

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    Re: Jeb Bush: People Need to Work Longer Hours [W: 64]

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Who in the GOP agree with unions?
    Well, unions' think that Obamacare's effects on work are negative. We agree.

    Also, companies cutting costs by having workers either a.) take on the duties of more than one person's job b.) paying the lowest wage possible/not increasing wages to keep up with inflation and c.) shifting the burden of benefits like retirement/health care etc....on the worker while at the same time increasing their bottom line off the backs of workers is hardly a new concept. I don't see the GOP being a champion of workers much less speaking out against this sort of stuff.
    if you don't think that the GOP is in favor of work and workers, you haven't been paying attention. That's not really their fault.
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    Re: Jeb Bush: People Need to Work Longer Hours [W: 64]

    Quote Originally Posted by Marla View Post
    Childish? That's putting it mildly. No surprise to me Jebby Boy would say such inanity when he seriously believes all it takes to override Obamacare is a Apple watch and some vague description of a heart monitor app to go with it. The man is a disconnect no different from his brother who also found himself in trouble speaking when the silver spoon was removed from his mouth.
    Now you're sounding like Ann Richards.

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    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

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    Re: Jeb Bush: People Need to Work Longer Hours [W: 64]

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Apisa View Post
    Right!

    If only the peons would work 'til they drop...our productivity would go up...and the rich would have a much better life.

    I dunno. Why does anyone think stuff like this is a good idea?


    Get with the modern times....you Amerikan liberals live in the last century, FFS Canada out socialists you and we have raised the retirement age. Man I have been listening to this whine all my life, whine, whine, whine....'why do I have to work for a living.' Six decades I've been listening to you guys bitch and bellyache....enough

    Maybe if you didn't have to spend so much on an alleged health care plan maybe you'd have some left over.
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    Re: Jeb Bush: People Need to Work Longer Hours [W: 64]

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Well, unions' think that Obamacare's effects on work are negative. We agree.



    if you don't think that the GOP is in favor of work and workers, you haven't been paying attention. That's not really their fault.
    Please tell me how the GOP cares about workers.

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    Re: Jeb Bush: People Need to Work Longer Hours [W: 64]

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Now you're sounding like Ann Richards.
    Eh, before my time.

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    Re: Jeb Bush: People Need to Work Longer Hours [W: 64]

    Quote Originally Posted by Marla View Post
    Eh, before my time.
    To put her in perspective of your time, she was governor of Texas and was Karl Rove's first big test to beat as GW Bush's attack dog and that's when GW Bush became governor of Texas just before becoming president. That woman was sooooooo funny. She had an incredible speaking style that had the right amount of comedic pause and delivery. Worked well for her in politics. Below is a link to 7 minute story she told about the TSA back in 2004. Funny to see if you got the time.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LA1dfHqLTc
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    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

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    Re: Jeb Bush: People Need to Work Longer Hours [W: 64]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Get with the modern times....you Amerikan liberals live in the last century, FFS Canada out socialists you and we have raised the retirement age. Man I have been listening to this whine all my life, whine, whine, whine....'why do I have to work for a living.' Six decades I've been listening to you guys bitch and bellyache....enough

    Maybe if you didn't have to spend so much on an alleged health care plan maybe you'd have some left over.
    Man you totally obliterated that straw man there. Congrats.
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

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    Re: Jeb Bush: People Need to Work Longer Hours [W: 64]

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    He's an idiot
    Like his brother before him. Jeb is just in way over his head. I know his dad wanted him to be up for the presidency before Dubyah, but Jeb just isn't ready for the big chair.
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    Re: Jeb Bush: People Need to Work Longer Hours [W: 64]

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Taxes have nothing to do with the trend.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/as-dow...161616134.html

    Over the past five years, total profits of the current Dow 30 members surged by more than 42% through the end of 2014, to nearly $320 billion. This has driven the average annual profit per employee up by more than 34% since 2009, to $48,887. It hardly bears repeating that wages across the U.S. economy have barely grown at all in recent years beyond the general rate of inflation.

    Most of the financial bounty from this corporate renaissance has gone to investors (and the top corporate executives who reap rewards from higher share prices).
    There are a variety of forces pushing this trend, many of them underway for decades.

    Two generations of corporate executives have been steeped in the productivity ethic, a constant imperative to do more with less, to substitute automation technology for human workers and to defend profit margins zealously even in flush times. Globalization brought new competitors and low-cost labor in other world regions.

    One could defend these companies by noting that if they’ve managed record profits while keeping payrolls lean, it says they didn’t need to hire any more people after all.
    Its not about those companies, its about the smaller companies that CANT grow due to taxes and regulations. The conglomerates PREFER that taxes and regulations stay high...it doesnt affect them one bit, they can afford the lawyers and lobbyists anyway.
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