Hillary and Jeb jab each other on Twitter over the American workweek

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In N.H., Bush Says People Need To Work Longer Hours


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Two leading presidential candidates are having a minor Twitter spat over the American workweek.

The dispute is based on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) saying Wednesday that "people need to work longer hours" in order to jump-start the US economy.

"My aspiration for the country — and I believe we can achieve it — is 4% growth as far as the eye can see," he said, according to The Washington Post. "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."

Democrats, including Clinton, jumped on Bush's remarks as a sign that he's out of touch with Americans already working long hours.

Clinton, not mentioning Bush by name, posted a chart on Twitter to prove her point:

Bush responded directly on Thursday morning. He tweeted that he was talking about part-time workers gaining full-time employment and that it is Clinton who is out of touch:



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MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, UNITED STATES: US President George W. Bush (R) reaches out to shake hands with his brother Florida Governor Jeb Bush (L) shortly after Air Force One arrived at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, 09 May 2006. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
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President George Bush (left) and brother Gov. Jeb Bush acknowledge cheering supporters at a fundraiser for the Republican Party of Florida at the Contemporary Resort at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, Friday, February 17, 2006. (Photo by Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
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