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[–] PM_Me_Booty_PicsPlz 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

"Let them eat cake."

It was wondered previously just how someone could be so woefully ignorant of the plight of the people to utter something so fundamentally stupid, and yet here we are considering the similar modern day gaffes of the elite.

Of course he thinks people need to work harder, look at who he's surrounded by! His brother, George W Bush is certainly not getting accused of being a diligent, hard worker now or at any point in the past. It's likely the privileged kids he grew up with in private schools are often just luxuriating at home on their family fortunes getting fat and watching TV, and that's what he sees amongst his close personal friends. The working staff he has are likely under strict instructions not to talk to or bother him for fear of jeopardizing their jobs if they ever let an honest opinion out.

He has never, in his entire life, understood anything about the common man in any capacity. He never will either, he's set on trust funds for the rest of his life, same with his kids. He's never worked an honest day in his life, and really doesn't know anyone who has either, because he's so far removed from the rest of society. Yeah though, if the elites worked sone hours, or longer hours, things might be a little different, but the poor are already busting their asses.

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[–] thatsmrdickface 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Is anyone surprised? This is the republican plan for everyone: work until you die.

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[–] lolocaust2893 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

It's not the republican plan. Believe it or not there are a lot of republicans out there who aren't crazy. It just happens to be that the party is in shambles because there's a ton of republicans who will vote for people just because they're republican. It has caused the party to be led by some of the biggest fucking idiots I've ever seen.

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[–] thatsmrdickface 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

If you disagree with the leaders of the party and the party platform, you are not a republican.

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[–] jerm 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yep. Even if they don't agree with whoever is running, they won't go against the party line. If I'm not mistaken, this idea was made popular by Reagan, which I've heard quoted by some Republican friends...

"Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican."

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[–] SamuelVimes 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Believe it or not there are a lot of republicans out there who aren't crazy.

Serious question: what does a "non crazy" republican believe in terms of economics? In what respects do they differ from "crazy" republicans?

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[–] MegaMatt 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Don't forget, you're here forever.

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[–] thatsmrdickface 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Do it for her Jeb!

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[–] NomenStulti 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Better than the "work as long as you feel like it and have the government pay for the rest" plan which we are seeing the tragic results of in Greece. At least there's some honor in working hard.

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[–] twomoreandatinkle 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

That only applies to the steerage class. If they only worked harder they would be successful because we all know the rules are fair.

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[–] waitwhat 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

....plus we should repeal those pesky child labor laws as well....that'll give a small boost to the economy.

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[–] amertune 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Well, he did say that "workforce participation has to rise from its all-time modern lows".

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[–] Vagilante 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It'll give those youngsters a start in life with real work experience for less than minimum wage! WIN WIN! Well you know....except for those kids that lose out on being kids because they're working instead of you know........ just being kids.

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[–] setitimer 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Come on, folks. This is one line taken out of context from a MSN clickbait article. What he said was,

“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.”

Which is correct. We currently have the lowest level of workforce participation since Carter was president. We also have a historically high underemployment rate, or rate of people who are "part-time for economic reasons". People do need to work more hours. I don't think he meant that fully employed individuals need to work more than 40 hours, but that overall more people need to be fully employed.

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[–] g00n 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You should apply to his campaign, that makes much more sense.

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[–] jadedjab 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Except more hours doesn't actually translate to more production. Check here

We have great technology that allows one person to do the work of five. Maybe the workers now, who are producing so much more than before should be paid not by their time, but by what they produce. The bosses are profiting from their increased productivity, and the workers are losing jobs.

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[–] setitimer 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

That article is a few years old, and the view it's pushing is not universally accepted today.

Beyond that, we keep de-industrializing, with the result that U.S. industrial output has stagnated since the turn of the century. We've just now come back to the 2008 level and that wasn't spectacularly higher than in 2000. Compare that to 1990 vs 1980, or 2000 vs 1990.

We need actual industry to return to economic growth. There's a reason China has double digit growth and we don't. We do have a lot of "productivity tools", but a lot of it is used for pointless make-work that doesn't actually generate much economic benefit. Like the article I linked says, "[Technology] lets us do a lot more than was possible 15 years ago, but a lot of what it lets us do isn't especially productive."

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[–] ringo 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Fuck that

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[–] treespace8 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Did he meen more people working full time, not part time?

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[–] Mr_Quagmire 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Here's the full quote. You be the judge.

"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."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/07/08/jeb-bush-people-need-to-work-longer-hours-means-they-need-full-time-not-part-time-work/

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[–] g00n 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Food stamps aren't full time?

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[–] Oldgoat 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That is the same argument my boss gives when someone wants a raise. He just tells them to work more hours.

He doesn't care about paying the OT, he's still making money. Meanwhile, a lot of guys are working themselves ragged.

Tired, over worked guys make mistakes. He won't hear it. Someone is going to get hurt.

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