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Jeb, Hillary Scrap on Twitter Over 'Longer Hours' Comment

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By    |   Thursday, 09 Jul 2015 09:25 AM

Presidential front-runners Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush got into a social media scrap over Bush's comments to the New Hampshire Union-Leader that, in order to grow the economy, Americans need to work longer hours.

Clinton, Politico reports, lobbed the first blow, taking to Twitter late Wednesday to hit Bush, without naming him, by saying that "anyone who believes Americans aren't working hard enough hasn't met enough American workers."

Her post included a graph from the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute showing a four-decade trend of rising productivity and stagnating hourly wages.


During a town hall campaign event in Hudson, New Hampshire, later in the day, Bush explained his comments, telling the crowd that he was talking specifically about people who are not employed full-time.

"You can take it out of context all you want, but high sustained growth means people work 40 hours rather than 30 hours and that by our success they have disposable income for their families to decide how they want to spend it rather than standing in line and being dependent upon government," he said.

Early Thursday morning he struck back at Clinton on Twitter, CNN reports.


The Democratic National Committee jumped to capitalize on the remarks, according to ABC News, putting out a statement calling Bush's remarks "easily one of the most out-of-touch comments we've heard so far this cycle" and said he would not fight for the middle class.

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Presidential front-runners Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush got into a social media scrap over Bush's comments to the New Hampshire Union-Leader that in order to grow the economy, Americans need to work longer hours.
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