Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Thursday, July 9, 2015

This Should Go Over Well

Jeb "JEB!" Bush has a suggestion for Americans who work minimum (or close to minimum) wage jobs: Work longer.

In a nation that has no universal child care or after school programs, this suggestion so obviously reeks of entitlement, that it's hard to see past that one salient point. Americans work harder and longer than any other developed economy in the world.  Bush's suggestion that people just "work longer" hours is the same tone-deaf blindness to the actual plight of working class Americans that Mitt Romney exhibited.

The issue with Romney wasn't his OWN wealth but rather his view of other people's lack of wealth.  That isn't restricted to Romney, that's the GOP's central problem.

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