Oh John Ellis
“My aspiration for the country and I believe we can achieve it, is 4 percent growth as far as the eye can see. Which means we have to be a lot more productive, workforce participation has to rise from its all-time modern lows. It means that people need to work longer hours” and, through their productivity, gain more income for their families. That's the only way we're going to get out of this rut that we're in.”
He goes on to clarify his totally out-of-touch statement:
In a statement, a Bush aide clarified that he was referring to the underemployed and part-time workers: “Under President Obama, we have the lowest workforce participation rate since 1977, and too many Americans are falling behind. Only Washington Democrats could be out-of-touch enough to criticize giving more Americans the ability to work, earn a paycheck, and make ends meet.”
In the meantime, here in the reality-based community, we had a certain President of the United States sign an executive order
that would allow people to get just a little more ahead.
Here's a convenient way of getting more work out of your employees, without paying the required time-and-a-half pay for anything over 40 hours a week: Call them "managers." Currently, these so-called white collar workers are exempt from overtime if they make more than $455 a week or $23,660 per year, even if they perform routine tasks like stocking shelves at a convenience store. In fact, those small-time bosses don't even have to be paid anything more for the extra hours they put in to get the job done, not even minimum wage.
Monday night, President Obama announced that he wants to double that threshold, to $50,440 per year. The move would expand the number of people eligible for overtime from about 8 percent of the salaried workforce to about 40 percent, covering 5 million more workers, according to a fact sheet from the Department of Labor.
So get out there and work harder people! “You work three jobs? Uniquely American, isn't it? I mean, that is fantastic that you're doing that."
To a divorced mother of three, Omaha, Nebraska, Feb. 4, 2005
These people are insane, dangerous, deadly and corrupt for America and the world.