July 9, 2015
While the Donald plans to give us great paying jobs, the Jeb is telling us to work more at low-paying jobs so we can feed immigrants and make up for getting screwed by NAFTA, GATT and OBAMATRADE.
Jostling for the Republican presidential primaries is well underway, but Jeb Bush’s latest comments will not have endeared him to the US public. The White House hopeful says Americans should work longer hours. His comments drew criticism from Democrats.
Speaking in Hudson, New Hampshire, Bush said he would be looking to improve the economy, if elected in November 2016, but in order to achieve this, people would have to work even more hours.
“Workforce participation has to rise from its all-time modern lows,” Bush said, as cited by Reuters. This means “that people need to work longer hours and through their productivity gain more income for their families.”
However, his comments were instantly seized upon by the Democrats, who accused Bush of being out of touch with ordinary Americans – an accusation also leveled against Mitt Romney in 2012.
“It is easily one of the most out-of-touch comments we’ve heard so far this cycle. Jeb Bush would not fight for the middle class as president,” DNC spokeswoman Holly Shulman said in a statement.
It always has to be “Democrats v. Republicans.”
The fact is, at this point in the history of technology, we shouldn’t really be working more than 15 hours a week, and we should be living fantastically, doing what we wish to do. Rock climbing and scuba diving or vidya if you choose.
The fact that we work exponentially more now than we did in the Middle Ages is almost as insane as Bush telling us we need to work more.