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

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Millions are, but the vast majority are working nearly 50 hour weeks.
    Not quite:
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    That only looks at people who are employed.

    Here is the percent of the population that is working:
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    Problem is that there is not enough work to go around.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Wrong.

    The week that I worked, I worked all 7 days, 12 hours every day. Do the math, that's an 84 hour week.

    The only way that Jeb Bush will see the inside of the White House is as a guest.
    Every other week. Which average to 42hrs a week average over a year or month or two weeks. Or we could say that you had 21 weeks off a year if you did not have a vacation.
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    re: Jeb Bush: People Need to Work Longer Hours [W: 64]

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Wrong.

    The week that I worked, I worked all 7 days, 12 hours every day. Do the math, that's an 84 hour week.

    The only way that Jeb Bush will see the inside of the White House is as a guest.
    about what about the week where your lazy ass only worked 0 hours?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by distraff View Post
    Not quite:
    The average work week is now 47 hours - The Washington Post

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MrT View Post
    Your post appears to have gone dead, so here is a link to ABC's version of the story.

    Jeb Bush: People Need to Work Longer Hours - ABC News

    And it should be noted that it appears this quote could be out of context because he does not specifically note that he is referring to individuals working more than 40 hours, but there is one primary reason why this comment comes off so bad and that is the fact that Americans already work more than any other industrialized nation.

    Americans Work More Than Anyone - ABC News
    from the link

    In a statement, a Bush aide clarified that he was referring to the underemployed and part-time workers

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

    Why don't poor people just buy more money?

    Lol...

    The problem isn't that we aren't working enough. The problem is that we (the 99%) are not earning in proportion to our productivity.

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

    This only shows how utterly out of touch he is with the reality of people's situations.

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

    You said most people work over 50. Now you are saying the average is 47.

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics says it is 34.5 hours in June of 2010.
    Table B-2. Average weekly hours and overtime of all employees on private nonfarm payrolls by industry sector, seasonally adjusted

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

    Um, many businesses cut hours to avoid paying people overtime, benefits etc...

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

    In February:

    “For several years now, they have been recklessly degrading the value of work, the incentive to work, and the rewards of work. We have seen them cut the definition of a full-time job from 40 to 30 hours, slashing the ability of paycheck earners to make ends meet," he said. "We have seen them create welfare programs and tax rules that punish people with lost benefits and higher taxes for moving up those first few rungs of the economic ladder.”
    Jeb Bush: People Need to Work Longer Hours - ABC News

    Error in wording? Yes. Will it be costly? Very possibly. It fits within a common trope about the GOP and conservatives in general: they don't care about the working man.

    Is he saying what people accuse him of saying? No. Anyone who has been following his and most Republican races knows that since the passage of the ACA (let alone the crowd that Bush hangs around with), a common talking point has been about an unintended consequence of the ACA's employer requirements.
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