Elitist piece of dogfuck Jeb Bush says we’re not slaving hard enough:
“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.”
This election is over. If the Republican frontrunner actually says people are not working hard enough to jazz up the economy, they are truly and completely fucked.
Americans responded to a Gallup poll that they average 47 hours per week on their full-time jobs. Out of those respondents, only 8 percent said they worked less than 40 hours per week, 42 percent reported working 40 hours per week, 11 percent fell into the 41-49 hour work week, 21 percent stated they gave their employers 50-59 hours in a week, and a surprising 18 percent were dedicated to a 60 or more hour work week.
Out of touch, tone-deaf, doomed. This couldn’t be simpler.
UPDATE: Jebby clarifies:
“If we’re going to grow the economy people need to stop being part-time workers, they need to be having access to greater opportunities to work,” Bush said, according to The Washington Post. “You can take it out of context all you want, but high-sustained growth means that people work 40 hours rather than 30 hours and that by our success, they have money, disposable income for their families to decide how they want to spend it rather than getting in line and being dependent on government.”
Most part-timers would like to go full but their employers can’t/won’t invest the capital. So this seems like a business problem, not a people problem. In any event, in trying to clarify those remarks, he yet again blamed people for the stagnation. What the fuck should we expect from a Bush? This is the moderate? The RINO? My ass.