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Jeb Bush, Americans Already Work Longer Hours. See These Charts.

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In one of the most Mitt-esque comments of the 2016 campaign (so far), Jeb Bush, a man who made millions through family and political connections, said on Wednesday that "people should work longer hours" in order to expand the US economy. Really? Stressed-out Americans, some juggling more than one job, ought to spend more time toiling at work? Bush was practically saying that 47 percent of Americans don't take enough responsibility for the economic good of the nation.

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Naturally, Dems and others pounced on this very 1-percent-ish remark. And Team Jeb -- or as he might put it, Team Jeb! -- rushed to the fire with pails of cold water, claiming that Bush had been talking only about under-employed part-time workers. One problem: in his original comment, Bush did not indicate he was only referring to part-timers who crave more hours. Oops.

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