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

    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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    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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    He's an idiot
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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.

    Sounds more like 42 hours per week on average, not 84 as you say. Also sounds like some hometown rag took his words out of context. Labor force participation is low and many are working part time. Looking at it that way he is correct. GDP growth depends on more workers X productivity growth. Just math that partisans want to distort.

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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
    Whoa! Wait a minute! Jeb said he can "fix" America's health care if everybody (well, except the poor) only had an Apple watch.


    Yeah, I guess you're right.

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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.
    Well, given how a vast portion of the jobs that have been "created" have been part time, my initial guess would be that he was referring to 40 hours.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Well, given how a vast portion of the jobs that have been "created" have been part time, my initial guess would be that he was referring to 40 hours.
    Of course, many part-time jobs are combined with other part-time jobs to support a family. Sometimes up to three or four. Which Jeb's brother said was uniquely American.

    Saudi oil money can certainly give you a divorced perspective from the American experience.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Saudi oil money can certainly give you a divorced perspective from the American experience.
    As well as Koch Brothers money.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Of course, many part-time jobs are combined with other part-time jobs to support a family. Sometimes up to three or four. Which Jeb's brother said was uniquely American.

    Saudi oil money can certainly give you a divorced perspective from the American experience.
    I am not into conspiracy theories. I do not believe the administration is lying when they say millions of people are working part time but want to work full time.

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

    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

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

    There have been studies that show Americans already work more hours than people in most other Industrialized countries. Pretty
    sure not more than Japan tho.

    And why should Americans work more for 'the same' standard of living? Or maybe even less? Nothing like accepting that the economy sucks...just tell folks to suck it up and get used to it! Great platform...I hope he runs on that
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