Nothing new about that idea.
In the speech
create a retirement for the citizens. ( That was set in place )
Reduce work hours.
Create a limit on wealth thru higher taxation of the wealthy ( the achivers )
plus other interesting facts in the article.
Now Huey Long had this idea of short work hours. This would solve the unemployment problem.
People generaly work 40 hours a week on their job who have a job. So we cut back on the hours per week of those currently employed. Fill in the balance of the work week by hiring the unemployed. Cuts unemployment drasticly, would it not.
There will be no increase in hourly pay rate for that job you do. You earn what your hours are. Plus your benefits would be cut in proportion also. Less health ins, less vacation, less everything.
Now you are sharing the wealth by sharing your job hours. Puts this socialism thing up close and personal. Does it not?
I am real busy today so would someone pass this along to the white house.