Let’s begin with a quote:
“…people need to work longer hours and through their productivity gain more income for their families”. – Jeb Bush
Okay, there it is. I normally wouldn’t bother with something like this, but with the need for both the husband wife to hold down full-time jobs to make ends meet and some folks needing to work two to three jobs to buy food and keep a roof over their heads it’s getting to be unbearable. Just too, too much.
According to former U.S. Labor Secretary, Robert Reich, “As a matter of fact, most Americans are already working long hours. The average workweek for salaried workers is 47 hours. Hourly workers are putting in even more time. Contract workers, free-lancers, and temp workers are working longer hours than ever. Most part-time workers are doing more than one part-time job.”
It was bad enough when daddy Bush proved his ignorance of all things average Americans must deal with daily, like a bar-code reader in the supermarket, but now it’s happening again.
“I think we agree the past is over.” -George W. Bush
After suffering through the intellectually challenged reign of George II, we are now confronted by the personage of his younger brother “Jeb,” who wants to set up shop in yet another Bush-league White House, and what is he saying? He’s saying Americans need to work longer hours.
This from another “born with a silver foot in his mouth” member of the Bush clan, who earns his living by the great good luck of being born into a wealthy family.
Has he ever been in a real business where not earning a paycheck meant he wouldn’t be able to pay the rent or worry about his car being repossessed? Has he ever held down a real job other than being elected Governor of Florida while being backstopped by his daddy’s money? His Wikipedia page says his occupation is “Banker, Consultant.” Huh?
Jeb Bush, the perfect Republican and just what America needs, another clueless rich kid who thinks Neoliberal feudalism is exceptional – that everything will be all right if an already exhausted nation just puts in longer hours on their jobs – jobs which in too many cases no longer exist having been shipped offshore by Bush’s corporate buddies who think slave labor in China and Vietnam is a neat idea.