Not only does Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush say that Americans need to work more hours in order to grow the struggling American economy, he also feels that they should be forced to work these extended hours. The Republican hopeful laid out his plan in a private fundraiser event he feels will not only help to grow the economy, but solve the issue of the laziness many Americans have developed from the welfare programs created under the Obama Administration.
Bush's plan, if elected, is to put a legislative action in place requiring all workplaces to run on no less than six days a week and force hourly paid workers on all shifts to work at least sixty hours per week. Not doing so would result in higher tax penalties levied against both the employer and employee. The plan also states that even if a worker only has a part-time job, the worker would still be expected to find a second job in order to produce the required sixty hours of payable work required by the law. The exact amount of the tax penalty is unclear, however it is known that it would be dependant on how many hours the worker was short when they filed their income taxes at the end of the year.
"Americans have lost the initiative to work because the welfare programs created by the Obama Administration have made it to where they don't have to. In turn, those who remain on the welfare programs are dragging the American Economy down by putting more pressure on the backs of those who are not afraid to actually earn a living and not have a living handed to them by the government."
When asked about the possibility of the Houses and the backlash of the American people, Bush simply stated:
"That's what legislative actions are for. Sometimes, being a leader means making people angry to do what's best for them."