Skip to comments.Jeb Bush distances himself from GOP on taxes (wants to raise 'em)
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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“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”?
Robert Kennedy , Jeb Bush = two brothers who felt, feel, they were better suited to be President.
Norquist on Jeb: Like father, like son?
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 shouldnât 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.”
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.
It’s probably been stated already, but anyways......”Stay Out ‘da Bushes!”
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!
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????????
More like accepting a "promise" for $10 in cuts for every $1 in new taxes. We've all seen how that works over the decades....always some sort of "crisis" that just REQUIRES this "one-time" extra spending...
I want Jeb Bush in a new FEMA after we dismantle the fascist DHS.
If the spending cuts are “promised” forget it. If they are immediate and if the revenue “enhancements” are quickly to sunset I am listening.
so many fools— some on this board— wishing he were a POTUS candidate, failing to realize he’s a BUSH! The same family of quasi-liberals that ruined the GOP!
no it was 10 million :-)
“If the spending cuts are promised””
The cuts would have to be on paper and signed in the oval office.
Then I would tell the dims “WE WON”.
“former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said on Friday he would accept $10 in spending cuts for every $1 in revenue increases”
Let me guess, Jebbie, son of “no new taxes”: you’d be willing to enact the “revenue increases” immediately and the “spending cuts” would be in the “out years”, say 10 years down the road?
Isn’t that the game the Dims and establishment Republicans play over and over?
I’ve got news for you, Jeb: we’re overtaxed already. We need huge tax cuts now, with no further tax increases.
Do us all a favor, Jeb, and stay home, enjoy the good life, and keep your yapper shut.
“Stay out da Bushes.”
No maybe about it, unfortunately.
Truth is, he/they mean tax increases and no restraints on spending.
There is no one that will stop the steamroller that is the federal government, and really none that are sincerely interested in even trying.
Oh, you left out the late CT liberal Prescott Bush that Bill Clinton praised in one of his debates with GHWB.
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