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Jeb Bush’s apparent indifference to real lives of most Americans

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To hear Jeb Bush talk about Social Security is not simply to wonder whether he ever did a hard day’s work in his life, but also to doubt whether he cares that there are millions of people who must. His proposal to raise the full retirement age in stages to 70, which has become a signal issue for him, sounds heedless of what it’s like to labor in construction or in a warehouse or on one’s feet all day as…

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Charlie Crist approves measure to extend jobless benefits for 100,000

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Gov. Charlie Crist on Monday signed a bill that is expected to give 100,000 jobless Floridians 14 more weeks of unemployment compensation. More than 140,000 people statewide have fallen off the unemployment insurance rolls during this recession before landing new jobs. Florida has a record number of unemployed: about 1.14 million based on a recent count that also showed record unemployment of 12.3 percent.

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