According to ABC News, Jeb Bush, a Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential nomination, had this to say about work:

He was answering a question about his plans for tax reform and responded:

“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.”

We all need to work more at being more productive, so we can grow the economy.

Except where I come from, firms usually only produce things they can sell rather than ramping up to produce things that just sit around and collect dust. If I’m not wrong, fire sales don’t contribute to growth. But they do contribute to bankruptcies. I guess he never spent a day in manufacturing where this is especially true.

So, not only has he not done his homework and read the constitution, but he appears to be completely clueless about which comes first, the chick or the egg (and yes, I meant “chick,” not chicken).

PS: This is just what we don’t need: another lecturer-in-chief who thinks inflation is the worst of all evils. There seems to be little sunshine between Bush and Obama on demand side policy.

PPS: Print more money.