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Jeb Bush distances himself from GOP on taxes (wants to raise 'em)
CBS News ^ | June 1, 2012 | Rebecca Kaplan

Posted on 06/01/2012 6:16:07 PM PDT by Deo volente

(CBS News) Showing his willingness to break from his party, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said on Friday he would accept $10 in spending cuts for every $1 in revenue increases and criticized activist Grover Norquist's no-tax pledge that most GOP lawmakers have signed.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congress; jebbush; spendingcuts; taxes
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1 posted on 06/01/2012 6:16:11 PM PDT by Deo volente
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To: Deo volente

Color me surprised. / not


2 posted on 06/01/2012 6:21:20 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Deo volente

With “friends” like these, who needs enemies?


3 posted on 06/01/2012 6:21:30 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: Deo volente
Jeb, cut the marginal tax rate and revenue will increase.

But you evidently aren't really interested in revenue, but in control, just like your Democrat brethren.

4 posted on 06/01/2012 6:21:38 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Deo volente

It’s too simple for da Booshes.

Cut taxes = revenue up. A rising tide lifts all boats.

Who’s Jeb Bush, anyway?


5 posted on 06/01/2012 6:27:59 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Deo volente

Everyone knows the “spending cuts” would be fake. Starting 10 years in the future, based on reductions to scheduled increases, etc.


6 posted on 06/01/2012 6:28:09 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

A has-been before he ever was.


7 posted on 06/01/2012 6:28:09 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Deo volente

The entire Bush family can’t be trusted. Bush Senior, George Bush and now Jeb Bush.


8 posted on 06/01/2012 6:28:29 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Deo volente

Jeb Bush’s time is over - he could win a Senate seat, I’m sure, but I don’t see him making any such move.

Shame - I voted for him twice & he was a fairly good governor, infinitely better than the liberal trash here that rises to the top of the pond scum from time to time...


9 posted on 06/01/2012 6:28:41 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Deo volente

Jeb, irrelevant and stupid is no way to go through life.


10 posted on 06/01/2012 6:29:32 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: Deo volente

Hey Jeb ... go tell your mommy that we won’t play with you.


11 posted on 06/01/2012 6:33:45 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: 4rcane

Jeb’s wife - isn’t she the one who tried to smuggle tens of thousands of dollars of designer clothes into the country? Yes, a real sterling character.


12 posted on 06/01/2012 6:36:28 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Deo volente

The name sounds familiar - isn’t he the guy the media tells me I’m excited about as future presidential material?


13 posted on 06/01/2012 6:39:57 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: ladyjane

I heard what he said on the TV, probably edited for CNN’s liking as they were trying to make it sound like he was clearly against Mitt. He made it clear that he cut taxes in Fla but would not sign Norquist’s pledge. Norquist was just looking for tv time. Not really worth anyone getting worked up. He ain’t getting selected for anything.


14 posted on 06/01/2012 6:40:45 PM PDT by Edison (I don't know what irks me more, the lying or the incompetence.)
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To: Deo volente
Thus evidencing the jack-assery that flows through the veins of members of the GOP-e. Of course, he would accept tax increases now for the promise of future "cuts" instead of cuts first.

no more bushes

15 posted on 06/01/2012 6:40:48 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Deo volente

Is he also for baseline budgeting? The budgeting would not have any real spending cuts.. a sham to fool people.


16 posted on 06/01/2012 6:42:25 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: Deo volente

Why does Jeb Bush get so much air-time?


17 posted on 06/01/2012 6:42:39 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Deo volente
"$10 in spending cuts for every $1 in revenue increases"

Revenue increases? You mean raising taxes!

Governor stop the lies!

Why do we need to increase taxes by 1 if we are going to reduce spending by 10? BECAUSE YOU KNOW THIS IS A LIE!

Stop the lies sir.

Washington does not need ANY more revenue, they need 100 times LESS.

18 posted on 06/01/2012 6:42:57 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: Deo volente

Say what?? What happened to Jeb?


19 posted on 06/01/2012 6:48:33 PM PDT by Fawn (Rush Babe on Board.)
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To: Deo volente

Please, no more Bushes, at least for another generation or two.


20 posted on 06/01/2012 6:49:27 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Fawn

Just Jeb being Jeb - or perhaps just a Bush being a Bush.


21 posted on 06/01/2012 6:51:58 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Deo volente

Het Jebbie, ask your father how he made out with his agreement with the Democraps for spending cuts? Where were you when your daddy made his NO-NEW-TAXES pledge?


22 posted on 06/01/2012 6:52:12 PM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: Deo volente

Tax liberals. They’re the ones who want government spending. They should pay for what they want, just like in the real world.


23 posted on 06/01/2012 6:53:30 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Deo volente

This guy is eventually going to awaken the BushBots for another go-round. At that point I’ll once again be the great Satan, as I object.


24 posted on 06/01/2012 7:03:31 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This space for rent...)
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To: Deo volente

Daddy Bush was CIA through and through.

I was thinking that Jeb was going to be picked as VP. I guess we will see if there is any truth to the rumors that the VP goes to the Bilderberg meetings.

Mitch Daniels was there.


25 posted on 06/01/2012 7:05:29 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: 4rcane
I agree. The whole family are RINOS. Stay outta the Bushes. GW begot us Obummer. We need Tea Party peeps only. This BS must be undone.
26 posted on 06/01/2012 7:05:50 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: Deo volente
Like father like son.

It wouldn't be prudent, Jeb.

27 posted on 06/01/2012 7:11:30 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Deo volente

I believe Reagan fell for this kind of deal. You CAN’T TRUST THE DEMS!


28 posted on 06/01/2012 7:21:24 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: Deo volente

Read my lips...


29 posted on 06/01/2012 7:22:11 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Deo volente

That’s fine. Just as long as Jeb is not the veep nominee and is not in any position of power, he can support whatever he wants.


30 posted on 06/01/2012 7:26:57 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: bill1952

I agree Bill. I voted for him as well, and he was a pretty decent guy as a Governor. However, all the Bush’s are Progressives so the results will always be
the same. Enough with the Bush Dynasty.


31 posted on 06/01/2012 7:37:09 PM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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To: Deo volente

Jeb Bush is a scumbag and a coward. This is the same punk who got stared down by a freaking county probate judge and allowed the obscene, month-long, televised state execution (by starvation!) of a disabled woman.

I like George, but Jeb is a loser who should shut up and go away already.


32 posted on 06/01/2012 7:41:26 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Deo volente

Republicans becoming the tax collectors for the Democrats accomplish exactly one thing, they enable the next round of irresponsible Democrat spending. The promised spending cuts never happen and the deficit or debt never goes down.

How many times will the Lucy Democrats hold the football for the Charlie Brown Republicans before they learn?


33 posted on 06/01/2012 7:42:12 PM PDT by RJL
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To: Deo volente

I would accept that deal too as long as the tax increases come 2 years after the spending cuts and we can change our minds, just like the democrats did to Reagan with the deal they made with him.


34 posted on 06/01/2012 7:49:49 PM PDT by BRL
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To: Deo volente

Stay out the Bush’s. No more Bush’s ever. Fn rino faux conservatives.


35 posted on 06/01/2012 7:57:54 PM PDT by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: Deo volente
How about this radical idea. Rather than $10 in cuts to $1 raised, just do $9 in cuts. Same difference, no?

The fact that he doesn't want this just means that 1) he's politically stupid when it comes to his supposed base (lib panderer), 2) he wants to use the relative "$1" in new taxes to implement social engineering nonsense (another lib favorite), 3) he wants to leave the door open to tax increases (read my lips) to allow raising them even more, or 4) all of the above.

If it's an option at all, it becomes an obvious bargaining chip to "negotiate" with libs - perhaps resulting in $2 or $3 dollars confiscated from tax payers for every $5 or $6 cut, or probably even worse. We all know what spineless fiscal jellyfish most Repubs really are when it comes down to it. Yep, he's just another lib RINO.

36 posted on 06/01/2012 8:06:49 PM PDT by MCH
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To: Deo volente

Jeb, like his brother is NO conservative.
When I hear talk of him running as V.P. with this Rino horses ass Romney I want to puke.


37 posted on 06/01/2012 8:08:07 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Deo volente
Jeb Bush said on Friday he would accept $10 in spending cuts for every $1 in revenue increases...

If that is what he said, then it just shows how little Rebecca Kaplan and her headline writer really know about the issue.

One can raise revenues without raising taxes.

I didn't read the piece, but I am also willing to bet Jeb realizes Demonrats will NEVER follow through with their part of the deal: so the question is really moot.

Jeb remembers how his dad got burned by DICK Gephardt and the other 'rats.

38 posted on 06/01/2012 8:09:17 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Deo volente

Stop and think!

What he is doing is calling the Dems’ bluff.

“he would accept $10 in spending cuts for every $1 in revenue increases”

A 10 to 1 ratio for spending cuts vs tax increases!!!


39 posted on 06/01/2012 8:10:42 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: Deo volente
Gov. Jeb Bush said on Friday he would accept $10 in spending cuts for every $1 in revenue increases

He keeps this up he is a shoe-in for RINOmney's VP pick.

40 posted on 06/01/2012 8:12:32 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“If that is what he said, then it just shows how little Rebecca Kaplan and her headline writer really know about the issue.

One can raise revenues without raising taxes. “

Exactly! You are the first sensible poster on this thread and I am the second one. ;)

Everyone is just so anxiuos to join a circular firing squad that they don’t stop and think, just follow the liberal media slant hook, line, and sinker. What happened to the “thinking conservatives”?


41 posted on 06/01/2012 8:15:12 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: Deo volente
Jeb Bush =

42 posted on 06/01/2012 8:17:29 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Another day. Another small provocation. Another step closer.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Robert Kennedy , Jeb Bush = two brothers who felt, feel, they were better suited to be President.


43 posted on 06/01/2012 8:26:03 PM PDT by Thors2000
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To: Deo volente

Norquist on Jeb: Like father, like son?

http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/06/norquist-on-jeb-like-father-like-son-125071.html

Americans for Tax Reform head Grover Norquist is willing to give Jeb Bush a pass for rejecting ATR’s no-new-taxes pledge - up to a point.

...But the longtime anti-tax activist chalked it up to Bush being politically rusty and engaging a hypothetical question he shouldn’t have answered.

“When you’re asked a question like, would you take a 10 to 1 deal, that’s like being asked what color unicorn you like,” Norquist said. “He’s not from D.C. Everyone in D.C. has been asked this question and they know the answer is: we don’t need to raise taxes, we need to cut spending.”


44 posted on 06/01/2012 8:26:59 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: 4rcane

Don’t forget Barbara and Laura! The whole family is really liberal. My pet conspiracy theory is that the Bush family consists of Dem moles sent to destroy the Republican Party from within.


45 posted on 06/01/2012 8:51:23 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Edison; ladyjane
Norquist was just looking for tv time. Not really worth anyone getting worked up. He ain’t getting selected for anything.

And you don't think Jeb Bush was looking for TV Time?
46 posted on 06/01/2012 9:01:44 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: Deo volente

It’s probably been stated already, but anyways......”Stay Out ‘da Bushes!”


47 posted on 06/01/2012 9:25:55 PM PDT by Adams (Fight on!)
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To: Deo volente

So it seems that Jeb “Amnesty” Bush learned nothing from his dad, Bush 41, who fell into the Dems’ trap and agreed to raise taxes when told that the Dems would cut spending $3 for every $1 tax increase. ....That’s why 41 only had one term. .......Jeb is a huge RINO like CC the Gov of NJ!


48 posted on 06/01/2012 11:42:55 PM PDT by octex
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To: Lancey Howard
This is the same punk who got stared down by a freaking county probate judge and allowed the obscene, month-long, televised state execution (by starvation!) of a disabled woman.

You got it! Didn't lift a finger to save Terri. I remember those sad days very well.
49 posted on 06/02/2012 12:11:44 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

The handwriting is already on the wall from Europe where “conservative” business as usual politicians have imposed a combination of tax increases and spending cuts on their people.

Heck, Pat Toomey’s plan to balance the budget in ten years includes closing “loopholes” in taxes which I would define at tax increases.

So the end game for the Clintons, Bushes and other business as usual politicians will be tax increases and spending cuts to deal with debt.

I want government downsized without tax increases immediately before the inevitable debt collapse.

Maybe its too late anyway????????


50 posted on 06/02/2012 1:08:24 AM PDT by Nextrush (PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN IS MY DREAM)
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