Skip to comments.Jeb Bush Calls Gap Between Rich and Poor 'Un-American' (An idiot for the next GOP nominee?)
Posted on 03/05/2013 3:58:20 PM PST by bestintxas
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Tuesday described the growing economic chasm between rich and poor as "un-American" and called it the biggest "structural" problem facing the nation on Tuesday.
"Going forward, we have to deal with our longer structural problems. The biggest one, as far as I'm concerned, is that we're no longer socially mobile as a country," Bush said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program.
"You have people that are born poor and there's a higher and higher probability that they're going to stay poor. And you have people that are born rich and there's a greater probability that they'll stay rich.
"It's just so un-American," he added. "And yet none of the conversation and the debates are really about this. But upward mobility is the chance to solve a lot of problems. . ."
Bush, often mentioned as a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016, said he worries that too many Americans "feel like life isn't fair to them, that they can't succeed."
Adding to the problem, he said, is the fact that the nation's education system no longer provides the tools to ensure that "every child has a chance to learn."
"If people don't have the skills to succeed, no matter how much they dream, if they don't have the skills to make those dreams come true it's not going to work," he said.
He added later that education reform must be made a top priority because there are still too many "pockets in this country of just illiteracy because we haven't had the same standards for them."
Bush, who was making the rounds at MSNBC promoting his new book, "Immigration Wars," was also asked about his apparent reversal on giving illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship.
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This compassionate conservatism crap is how we got into the mess we are in now.
Hillary will win for use we choose a wimp like this to our nominee.
Compassionate Conservative my ass, it is Socialism
SOmeone please tell the Bush kids that their 15 minutes of fame has EXPIRED!!!!!!!!!
Oh wait, wait. Except for me. I worked really hard for what I got and I am entitled to it. The equality stuff is for the rest of you. You guys need ot equal that out.
SHUT UP RETARDED LYING POLITICIANS! SHUT UP!
This guy is an idiot.
I could see the GOP-e lining up behind Jeb and trying to torpedo any conservative candidate.
No more Bushes.
Go away, Jeb.
hey Jeb - I have an idea... Give me your money and we will make a dent in turning this statistic around...
Put your money where your mouth is...
HE’S AN IDIOT!!!!
They are every bit as bad as the Kennedys.
We are so screwed.
Whenever I see Jeb Bush’s face all I see is the face of Terri Schiavo who he helped murder...apparently the GOP never learns their lesson..the reason why we keep on losing is because they are picking losers like Jeb Bush
Bush’s op-ed is built on the assumptions that the over-regulation of business and a dysfunctional education system are the most important impediments to upward mobility in the country. I dont support him for president but not based on a misinterpretation of his right to rise ideas.
Think about what this bushfoon would say if he got the nomination. He probably would go back on MSNBC and walk right into their traps. Why can’t he put his country and party first? Karl Rove, Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, are recurring nightmares.
Re-packaged social justice meme by a Karl Rove republican.
Let’s start a Facebook page — call it “JEB BUSH IS AN IDIOT” and see how many “likes” we get!!!
Meaning that the welfare poor are doing better....
Somehow these bozo, faux conservatives can never quite muster a statement like that.
I will not vote for Chris Christie , I will not vote for Jeb Bush. I can probably stomach just about anyone else
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