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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Where did he make any implications that he was talking about you, people who already work long hours, or working more than double the normal work week? And you worked an average of 42 hour work weeks.
    Where are you going to get the biggest productivity bump? Do you think that's going to come from uneducated workers making minimum wages flipping burgers? Do you think our economy would grow at 4% because we flip twice as many burgers?

    The only way that increasing the number of hours that people work would have a meaningful impact on the productivity of our economy is if you're increasing the hours of the people who are the most productive. And those people are already working flat out because there aren't enough people capable of doing the highly skilled technical jobs. As a result, 60-80hr work weeks are the norm with almost no vacation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I thought you claimed Jeb Bush would never make it to the White House?

    Only someone terrified that Jeb Bush will be the next President would post such blatant misrepresentations of what he said.

    To answer your question,
    I'm on this forum and I agree with Mr. Bush


    You're not a U.S. citizen, you're a Canuck. Jeb Bush wasn't talking about you.

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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?






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    Umm, that's 84 hours every other week, not 84 hours per week. If it was per week, you wouldn't be working 7 days on and 7 days off. You'd be working 7 days on, then another 7 days on.

    You'd actually be working on average 42 hours per week throughout a year...so about an hour over the normal "40 hour" full time.

    I'd do that in a hot second to have a week off every other week.

    And while I'm not fan of Jeb, but this seems like a massive distortion of what he means. He's clearly talking about workforce participation numbers within the context of the full quote, and part of those numbers are the amount of people working PART TIME. And not because they want only part time, but because that's all they can get. He even talks later about needing to be able to "give people the OPPERTUNITY to work more hours", a suggestion that makes much more sense if he's talking about needing to provide more work hours to those who are part time as opposed to trying to make full time employees HAVE to work more hours.

    This is a massive attempt at distorting his words to something other than the most common sense conclussion.

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    You're not a U.S. citizen, you're a Canuck. Jeb Bush wasn't talking about you.
    And again, when the left can't respond to substance, the xenophobia and/or the personal insults come out. You're in good company today. If I was a leftist, with no argument to make, I'd just respond that you're retired and in the tank for Hillary, so Jeb Bush wasn't talking about or to you either.
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    And to honour the above thread warning, I'll end my comments here.
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    Re: Jeb Bush: People Need to Work Longer Hours [W: 64]

    There is a decent case to be made that having fewer people working...and having the ones working work fewer hours...

    ...will lead to a greater increase in productivity than increasing hours and workers ever could.

    Some social scientists...and some politicians somewhere eventually have to start considering that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    And while I'm not fan of Jeb, but this seems like a massive distortion of what he means. He's clearly talking about workforce participation numbers within the context of the full quote, and part of those numbers are the amount of people working PART TIME. And not because they want only part time, but because that's all they can get. He even talks later about needing to be able to "give people the OPPERTUNITY to work more hours", a suggestion that makes much more sense if he's talking about needing to provide more work hours to those who are part time as opposed to trying to make full time employees HAVE to work more hours.

    This is a massive attempt at distorting his words to something other than the most common sense conclussion.
    He might have meant it but that's not what he actually said. He didn't actually say anything like that.

    I do find it funny that the party that made "You didn't build that" into a national election issue is whining about taking quotes out of context. What's good for the goose and all that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    I do find it funny that the party that made "You didn't build that" into a national election issue is whining about taking quotes out of context. What's good for the goose and all that.
    You realize the exact same thing can be said for the party that defend it with "Ignore what he said, look at it in the context of what he meant" into a defense is now ignoring context and trying to build an issue out of this?

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