Withdrawn 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate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 Jobs

Bush wishes to create jobs via tax reform, modifications to existing regulations, and the abolition of Obamacare.

CHRIS WALLACE: “We're gonna turn now to the subject of the economy, jobs, and money and the government. And Governor Bush, I'm gonna start with you. You have made a bold promise in your announcement; you have promised 4% economic growth and 19 million new jobs if you are fortunate enough to serve two terms as president. That many jobs, 19 million, would be triple what your father and your brother accomplished, together. And 4% growth, the last president to average that was Lyndon Johnson during the height of the Viet Nam War. So, question: How on Earth, specifically, would you pull that off?”

JEB BUSH: “We've done it 27 times since World War II. I think we need to lift our spirits and have high, lofty expectations for this great country of ours. The new normal of 2% that the left is saying you can't do anything about is so dangerous for our country. There's 6 million people living in poverty today more than when Barack Obama got elected. 6 ½ million people are working part-time, most of whom want to work full-time. We've created rules and taxes on top of every aspiration of people, and the net result is we're not growing fast, income's not growing.
A 4% growth strategy means you fix a convoluted tax code, you get in and you change every aspect of regulations that are job killers, you get rid of Obamacare and replace it with something that doesn't suppress wages and kill jobs, you embrace the energy revolution in our country. This president, and Hillary Clinton, who can't even say she's for the XL Pipeline, even after she's left? Give me a break. Of course we're for it. We should be for these things to create high, sustained economic growth. And frankly, fixing our immigration system and turning it into an economic driver is part of this as well. We can do this.”

6 August, 2015: Bush is asked about economic policy at the first GOP presidential debate

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