Withdrawn 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate

Former Governor of Florida

John Ellis Bush
Born: February 11th, 1953  (age 64)

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Jeb Bush on the Federal Budget

Bush prioritizes reductions in deficit spending highly, even to the point of breaking with his Republican allies on the issue of tax increases.

REPRESENTATIVE LLOYD DOGGET – AUSTIN, SAN MARCOS: “Appreciate that, and we of course have had some bipartisan commissions looking at our budget - Senator Domenici and Alice Rivlin, the Simpson-Bowles Commission – every one of them has said we cannot get our budget in balance without new revenues. In contrast, Republican presidential candidates, when offered the choice of $1 of new revenue for $10 dollars of reduced spending said they wouldn't agree to a bipartisan agreement like that. Would you?”

(0:00 – 1:04)
JEB BUSH: “10-to-1?”

DOGGET: “Yes, sir.”

BUSH: “Yeah, this'll prove I'm not running for anything. I mean, if you could get a -”

DOGGET: “Okay. I mean, I appreciate your candor. I mean, basically, we cannot close the budget gap without addressing both spending and revenue as all of those bipartisan commissions have recommended. Wouldn't you agree?”

BUSH: “If you could get, if you could bring to me a majority of people to say that we're going to have $10 of spending cuts for $1 of revenue enhancement - put me in, Coach.”

June 2012: Bush discusses the budget with a Texas representative

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