Withdrawn 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate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 Taxes

Bush has formed a tax plan which generally reduces taxes and, he says, aims to simplify the existing tax code in order to stimulate economic growth.

JEB BUSH: “I think we need to grow at a far faster rate than we're growing today. 2% is fine for people that have already made it, particularly with our monetary policy, but it's putting a lid on people's aspirations. 6 million more people living in poverty today than the day that Barack Obama got elected president. So, a high-growth strategy requires first and foremost dramatic reform of our tax code. And what we've proposed is simplifying the rates: 10, 25, and 28, expanding – doubling – the exclusion so that many low-income earners won't pay taxes at all, simplifying the code to put a cap on deductions because there's thousands and thousands of these credits and deductions that I think create, don't create the kind of environment -”

JOE KERNEN: “You're saving some. Charitable stays, right?”

BUSH: “Charitable stays. Everything else would be part of the cap. We would eliminate local and state exemptions of taxes. I don't think that low-tax states should be subsidizing – sorry, guys – high-tax states. And so, that system for personal taxes I think will create an environment where people will be saving more, most people will get – all people will get a tax cut of some kind. The dramatic economic effects I think are reducing the tax rate from 35% to 20% for corporate taxes and allowing for full expensing of all capital investment and eliminating the deduction for interest expense, which -”

(0:00- 1:53)
REBECCA QUICK: “For mortgages.”

BUSH: “No, for capital, for corporate borrowing. All new corporate borrowing.”

ANDREW ROSS SORKIN: “And what happens to capital gains?”

BUSH: “Capital gains goes to 20%, we eliminate the Obamacare 3.8% tax. So, all investment would be taxed at 20% interest, income, dividends, capital gains. And we would have a 20% corporate tax as well.”

9 September 2015: Bush is interviewed on CNBC

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