Bush: Working Three Jobs ‘Uniquely American’

So G Dubs was in Nebraska last weekend and came out and said that working three jobs while raising your kids is the bomb and anyone working one or two is probably just taking up valuable oxygen from our planet:

MS. MORNIN: That’s good, because I work three jobs and I feel like I contribute.

THE PRESIDENT: You work three jobs?

MS. MORNIN: Three jobs, yes.

THE PRESIDENT: Uniquely American, isn’t it? I mean, that is fantastic that you’re doing that. (Applause.) Get any sleep? (Laughter.)

Good thing Ms. Mornin isn’t a single parent in Lake Jackson, TX because then she’d have to pay extra to make sure her kids are in a state-licensed day care. Which means she’d probably need to go ahead and find a fourth job.

And we all know what holding down four jobs means: Uniquely Super Duper American!

UPDATE: Wages have been stagnant against inflation for a while, looks like people are setting their sights lower and working more or giving up altogether:

“The labor force is shrinking,” said Peter Morici, economics professor at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, and one of the few forecasters who had the January number right.

“The economy is not creating enough good paying jobs, causing workers to quit looking for jobs altogether,” he added.

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  1. He just doesn’t get it. He is so tuned into the wealthy including his wealth, making money off Iraq, and sending our country into debt, that he can’t relate to a working class woman who is really struggling.