In Jeb Bush’s famous words he slammed Donald Trump with just a few days ago, this isn’t want the GOP stands for, he’s out of touch.
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush quickly backtracked on Wednesday after the millionaire candidate for president said in an interview that a key to economic growth is for people “to work longer hours.”
After a town hall meeting at the Hudson VFW, Bush sought to clarify the remarks by saying he was referring only to those working part time who need more access to full time work. He said he was “absolutely not” talking about those already working full time or carrying more than one job.
Central to Bush’s campaign pitch is the notion that as president, he will lead the nation to 4 percent annual economic growth. In a livestreamed interview with the editorial board of The New Hampshire Union Leader, Bush said that to achieve that level of growth, people “need to work longer hours.”
According to a recent Gallop Poll, full time American workers now work an average of 47 hours a week.
Bush, even though he backtracked, made a huge disconnect statement in New Hampshire and I guess just blurted out people needed to work longer hours.” Really? I know I’m being nostalgic, but I think it would be great to go back to the time when a 40 hour workweek was enough to raise a family — not in luxury, but comfortably, without economic fear. In my humble opinion, the best way to preserve the family is to allow the family to be together.
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H/T – ABC News