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

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
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    what about the week where your lazy ass only worked 0 hours?


    I'm retired right now with plenty of cash. How are you doing?

    IOW: take a hike.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by distraff View Post
    Link no longer works. Major news companies will do that to a story if it has a major problem.
    If you're interested,try Google. The story is still there somewhere, the GOP won't be able to bury this.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
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    Take a long walk on a short pier.

    You are what you are and I have no time to waste on you.

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











    Hey Jeb, why don't you get a farkin clue and sit on it and rotate.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Maybe it's that new math but
    aren't all hours the same length?


    Only for those who have a brain in their head.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by dpcal View Post
    “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” and, through their productivity, gain more income for their families. That's the only way we're going to get out of this rut that we're in.”

    I can't see what the problem is.
    I don't claim to have any great economic insights, and there may be a another way to achieve a 4% growth rate, other than working more hours. But a sustained 4% growth rate over 5-6 years would dramatically increase government revenues and improve the finances of at least those putting in the longer hours. Clearly those people with larger paychecks will increase their demand and create additional employment opportunities for those currently without work. Yes I would prefer that the 4% growth rate could be achieved primarily by employing those currently seeking work, but I don't know how that would happen and I haven't heard of anything. Although DOA in either party, a good hard look at "free trade" might do wonders to increase employment and market driven wage increases. Before the long partisan knives get drawn, I fully recognize that a large portion of our society is working at jobs with wages so low that even after 40 hours, they may not have made it to poverty level, and don't have any benefits. But that's something else entirely.


    I can't waste my time digging through your bull****.



    Have a nice day.

    Come back when you can be more concise.

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

    This level of out-of-touchedness is genetic, isn't it?
    JFC


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    The only people that seem that seem to have a problem with it are those whining about the Koch brothers, Saudi oil barons, and the evil 1% that have created a nation of serfs to accomplish their dirty deeds.
    I don't know that he's really hoping to reach those people.


    Next year's election will show that he failed to reach enough voters.

    Wait and see.

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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
    Lies, damn lies and statistics.

    It all depends on who you ask and how you ask the question.

    In 2012 the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) put the US at 10th in the world. In 2015 the OECD put the US in 12th.

    In any case there seems to be no correlation between hours worked a productivity. It seems in many cases longer hours just means lower productivity per hour.
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    re: Jeb Bush: People Need to Work Longer Hours [W: 64]

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Today, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, who as of-late has gone relatively gaffe-free, uttered a phrase that may not go over too well with the constituency he wishes to reach.

    Read the article here: http://new.yahoo.com/jeb-bush-people...235206730.html

    Does anyone on this forum agree with Mr.Bush?

    I don't. I'm retired now but most of my life I worked 7-days on, 7-days off, 12 hours a day. That's an 84 hour week. How many more hours does this guy think that I should have worked?






    "Better days are coming." ~ But not for today's out of touch, running out of time, GOP.
    Probably off topic, but I think a lot of people would take the one week on, one week off deal and work 84 hours in that one week. It averages out to 42 hours a week. But getting it all done in one week has to have some benefits.
    "We ain't a sharp species. We kill each other over arguments about what happens when you die, then fail to see the ******* irony in that." - Justin Halpern

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