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

    Bernie Sanders Obliterates Jeb Bush For Telling Workers To Work Longer Hours

    Sanders replied to Bush’s comments in a statement, “Unfortunately,” Sanders said, “Gov. Bush does not seem to understand what is happening in our economy today. The sad truth is that because the middle class has declined over the last 40 years, while almost all new income and wealth have gone to the people on top, Americans already work the longest hours of any people in the western industrialized world. In fact, 80 percent of working men work longer than 40 hours a week. What we need now is an economy that provides decent wages and income for the middle class, not demands that people work even longer hours than they currently do.”

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

    “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 think he meant the underemployed, too.



    The French might be doing away with their 35 hour work week because...it's not working...

    "..According to the Times, the shorter working week hasn’t kept unemployment down — which is at 10.2 percent in France — and might even have led to the rise in part-time contracts, which employers increasingly use to avoid having to pay full-time staff overtime..."

    France Considers Scrapping Its 35-Hour Working Week


    Instead of a 40 hour work week some US companies use a 39 hour work week to avoid paying overtime and benefits to full time employees, too.

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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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    How does that work? 12 hours 7 days then 7 days 0 hours? That would be 42 hours a week. That is good, but not that much too much.

    But Americans actually work quite a bit. I also do not think the comment very good.
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    Re: Jeb Bush: People Need to Work Longer Hours [W: 64]

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    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?
    True enough. We'll see how far democrats push this line. My guess is in a week this 'gaffe' will be forgotten. "You didn't build that" was around for years, although the central point of that quote is certainly as self evident as Bush's alleged point, which I suspect he did mean (i.e. more full time, more people working, not that 40 hour week workers should work 50....)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    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.


    None of that changes the fact that Jeb Bush wasn't talking to you.

    How is calling a Canuck a Canuck an insult?

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

    Jeb's no fun. His idea leaves less time for drugs, alcohol, sex and gratuitous violence on TV. What am I supposed to make of that? Do I have to become a porn star just to work it all into a job? That does it. He's promoting porn. I never thought I'd see the day...
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    Re: Jeb Bush: People Need to Work Longer Hours [W: 64]

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    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.
    And this from the party that relied on the Supreme Court to tell the nation what the Democrats meant when they said the ACA wasn't really a tax and the federal subsidies didn't apply only to state exchanges.
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    Re: Jeb Bush: People Need to Work Longer Hours [W: 64]

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    And this from the party that relied on the Supreme Court to tell the nation what the Democrats meant when they said the ACA wasn't really a tax and the federal subsidies didn't apply only to state exchanges.
    Great point....

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

    Oh you people are so pathetic.

    He isn't saying hours of the week, but adopting what every other nation is doing and that is raising the age of retirement.



    The left is seriously desperate to resort to this.
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    Re: Jeb Bush: People Need to Work Longer Hours [W: 64]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Oh you people are so pathetic.

    He isn't saying hours of the week, but adopting what every other nation is doing and that is raising the age of retirement.



    The left is seriously desperate to resort to this.
    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?

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