Bernie Sanders busted Jeb Bush for trying to blame President Obama for his brother former President George W. Bush’s failed economy during an interview on MSNBC.
Sanders was asked what he thought of Jeb Bush’s comments that workers should work more hours.
The Democratic presidential candidate said:
Well, I don’t think much of Mr. Bush’s comments and to be criticizing Obama after his brother left us an economy in which we were hemorrhaging 800,000 jobs a month when President Obama took office doesn’t make much sense to me.
The truth is that Gov. Bush is wrong on a number of counts. First of all, the American people already work the longest hours of any people in a major country on Earth. Today, we have 85% of male workers working more than forty hours a week. Sixty-six percent of women workers are working more than forty hours a week. I am not quite sure how much more Gov. Bush wants our people to be working.
Needless to say, he is opposed to the overtime rule that would allow millions of workers to finally get time and a half. I’ve not heard him support raising the minimum wage to a living wage, or pay equity for women workers. So it sounds to me like it’s the same old, same old trickle-down economics which benefits the wealthy and large corporations.
Bernie Sanders has no patience for hypocrisy, and Jeb Bush’s attempts to blame President Obama for his brother’s failed economy are the height of hypocrisy. Sanders has been an ally of President Obama’s with the exception of a few issues on which they have differed, but facts are facts.
What Jeb Bush is proposing is more of the same failed economic ideology that drove the country into recession under his father, and crashed the economy under his brother. The media lets Bush get away with rewriting history, but Bernie Sanders exposed the revisionist bunk that Bush is selling.
Bush can try to spin his comments any way that he wants, but the truth is that his economic agenda will be bad for everyone who is not rich.
Bernie Sanders is taking on the Republican frontrunner, and exposing what his agenda means for the working people of America.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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