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Jeb Bush Calls Gap Between Rich and Poor 'Un-American' (An idiot for the next GOP nominee?)
newsmax ^ | 3/5/13 | Greg McDonald

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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Why we will never wish to have another Bush in the WH.

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.

1 posted on 03/05/2013 3:58:28 PM PST by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

Compassionate Conservative my ass, it is Socialism
SOmeone please tell the Bush kids that their 15 minutes of fame has EXPIRED!!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 03/05/2013 4:01:36 PM PST by MagUSNRET
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To: MagUSNRET

STF UP.


3 posted on 03/05/2013 4:02:06 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: bestintxas
I believe we have another TelePrompTer® reader.
4 posted on 03/05/2013 4:02:47 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: bestintxas

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!


5 posted on 03/05/2013 4:03:20 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: bestintxas

This guy is an idiot.


6 posted on 03/05/2013 4:04:27 PM PST by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: bestintxas

I could see the GOP-e lining up behind Jeb and trying to torpedo any conservative candidate.

No more Bushes.


7 posted on 03/05/2013 4:05:00 PM PST by CASchack
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To: bestintxas

Go away, Jeb.


8 posted on 03/05/2013 4:06:28 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: bestintxas

9 posted on 03/05/2013 4:06:44 PM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: bestintxas

hey Jeb - I have an idea... Give me your money and we will make a dent in turning this statistic around...


10 posted on 03/05/2013 4:07:18 PM PST by zwerni (this isn't gonna be good for business)
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To: bestintxas
Well Jeb, why don't you set about emptying the Bush family coffers and start redistributing some of your inequitable wealth?

Put your money where your mouth is...

11 posted on 03/05/2013 4:07:48 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: bestintxas

HE’S AN IDIOT!!!!


12 posted on 03/05/2013 4:08:44 PM PST by Jerrybob (Truth -- the new hate speech.)
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To: bestintxas

They are every bit as bad as the Kennedys.

We are so screwed.


13 posted on 03/05/2013 4:08:52 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: bestintxas

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


14 posted on 03/05/2013 4:09:09 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: MagUSNRET

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.


15 posted on 03/05/2013 4:09:10 PM PST by erlayman
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To: bestintxas

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.


16 posted on 03/05/2013 4:09:19 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: bestintxas

Re-packaged social justice meme by a Karl Rove republican.


17 posted on 03/05/2013 4:09:51 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: bestintxas

Let’s start a Facebook page — call it “JEB BUSH IS AN IDIOT” and see how many “likes” we get!!!


18 posted on 03/05/2013 4:09:55 PM PST by Jerrybob (Truth -- the new hate speech.)
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To: bestintxas
How about if he says that the gap between the working poor and the welfare poor is un-american?

Meaning that the welfare poor are doing better....

Somehow these bozo, faux conservatives can never quite muster a statement like that.

19 posted on 03/05/2013 4:10:38 PM PST by BRL
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To: CASchack

I will not vote for Chris Christie , I will not vote for Jeb Bush. I can probably stomach just about anyone else


20 posted on 03/05/2013 4:12:50 PM PST by BRL
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To: bestintxas

No more an idiot than Mitt. There IS a gap that’s growing-—caused by the dissolution of families by the left for the last 50 yrs. Single parent duped into thinking government dependency should be a way of life. Anti-Christian leftists pushing for no individual responsibility for ones’ actions comes in a close second.


21 posted on 03/05/2013 4:12:50 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: bestintxas

Another good plank in a conservative party
would be a consumption tax instead of income tax.

This politics of class warfare needs to
go.

Plank one- freedom of speech
Two- second amendment
Three- MAJOR tax reform
Four- remove the government from economic manipulation
which destroys economic strength.
There is so much more a new conservative party could build on.

Face it, the GOP is dead to us and it’s dead to any thinking person who wants freedom and opportunity.


22 posted on 03/05/2013 4:23:04 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: MagUSNRET

Heard ‘compassionate conservative’ and my first thought was how easy it is to be compassionate with other people’s money. It was one of the reasons I did not vote for GW in 2000.


23 posted on 03/05/2013 4:24:54 PM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: BRL

Even Japan is trying to cure their ‘Comfortable poor’ problem.
Whywork.org


24 posted on 03/05/2013 4:27:43 PM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: bestintxas

Ha. Just before this post and very related. Big, fat revenues in, little droppings of revenues out. It’s money magic from all kinds of constituents, you know.

Charter School Superintendent Makes Over $339K A Year
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2993820/posts


25 posted on 03/05/2013 4:28:08 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: bestintxas

“compassionate conservatism crap”

Amen, from you lips to God’s ears.


26 posted on 03/05/2013 4:32:46 PM PST by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: freeangel

What happened to the segment of the population that would challenge a corporation for market share? The small start ups that would cut into an entrenched business are still around, aren’t they?


27 posted on 03/05/2013 4:32:46 PM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: bestintxas

And yet, once Jeb gets the nomination in 2016, we’ll be told that we HAVE to vote for him, because the Democrat pick would be too horrible a choice, and “a vote for a 3rd party is a vote for the Democrat!”.


28 posted on 03/05/2013 4:33:55 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: bestintxas

You can make them go to school but you can’t force them to learn anything.


29 posted on 03/05/2013 4:36:50 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: bestintxas
too many Americans "feel like life isn't fair to them, that they can't succeed."

They are being told this every day by the geniuses who want to manage them.

And, the economy that could give them a path upward is being smothered in the crib.

An economy in which we make an effort to be energy independent would put millions to work, and among those milllions would be tens of thousands of small contractors and small businesses.

We send half a trillion a year out of the country to buy fuel, which puts someone else's people to work rather than our own, and pays into someone else's tax base rather than our own. That money spent here would turn this economy around so fast our heads would spin.

But we have a government that will do anything it can to avoid competing with their puppeteers at OPEC, and anything it can to avoid having a citizenry that doesn't need them and knows it doesn't need them.

30 posted on 03/05/2013 4:41:27 PM PST by marron
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To: bestintxas

Wasn’t for the communists Democrats there would be little or no poor.


31 posted on 03/05/2013 4:43:15 PM PST by Logical me
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To: bestintxas

Bushie-Marxist


32 posted on 03/05/2013 4:43:44 PM PST by RginTN
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To: bestintxas
Get your buttons ready:

Go Jeb 2000!

That was his year. After George W. and Mitt no way is this guy going to be nominated or elected.

Already you have Democrats saying that he disagrees with the book he just published, and you'll hear the "wishy-washy flip-flopper" theme right up to the election.

Plus, nowadays he's only slightly thinner than Chris Christie.

33 posted on 03/05/2013 4:44:00 PM PST by x
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To: COBOL2Java

I have already crafted my justification to abandon the vote in 2014. I don’t want conservative fingerprints on the coming disaster.


34 posted on 03/05/2013 4:47:25 PM PST by Samurai_Jack (ride out and confront the evil!)
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To: bestintxas
I cannot see voting for a Bush III, but I also did not see anything in the post excerpt that made me want to spew:

"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,"... "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. . ."

I agree. It is un-American to have such a large Government and the enormous taxation system (Fed Tax, State Tax, Property Tax, Local Tax, Sales Tax, Utility Tax, Fees here, and Fees there...) to feed this beast. Putting this burden on the backs of people are going to keep people down. Slaves to the Government, so to speak.

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."

I agree - our Government School system is poor. It seems to exist only to brainwash children to adopt an atheistic philosophy; to emasculate young boys; to promote promiscuity; to mock the principles on which this country was founded; and at the end of the day turn out automatons that will serve the State and not question it.

Now whether or not Mr. Bush meant all of this by his remarks, I don't know, but I took no issues with his excerpted comments.

35 posted on 03/05/2013 4:47:30 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: El Cid

I normally would defend any reasonably conservative republican, but it seems Jeb is thinking way too hard about things, he uses the word “structural” a lot, followed by a liberal sounding mistake.


36 posted on 03/05/2013 4:52:51 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way)
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To: bestintxas

I thought Jeb did a good job running Florida. I even posted that it’s possible I could support him under the right circumstance.

But it’s becoming clear that he is losing it. I wonder if it ever ocurred to him that the growing disparity between rich and poor might have something to do with the 12 million illegals he embraces.


37 posted on 03/05/2013 4:55:42 PM PST by Oldhunk
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To: bestintxas
Jeb Bush Calls Gap Between Rich and Poor 'Un-American' (An idiot for the next GOP nominee?)

Let's modify this statement for accuracy:

Mr. Jeeves Calls Gap Between Politically-Connected Finance Corporatists and Main Street Business Owners 'Un-American'

If Jeb dares to go down that road, he might find a lot of support. If he shuts up and does as he's told, instead, he'll be the next President.

38 posted on 03/05/2013 4:56:34 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: COBOL2Java
Jeb and Christi should run as democrats. If another Bush is on the ticket the Republicans will lose in the biggest landslide in history.
39 posted on 03/05/2013 5:05:06 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: bestintxas

Why doncha go back to Florida and work on that problem Jebby.


40 posted on 03/05/2013 5:16:01 PM PST by DManA
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To: bestintxas

Nice to see this clown voluntarily take himself out of the running. Now I wait for DeMint to announce.


41 posted on 03/05/2013 5:23:42 PM PST by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: bestintxas

“Why we will never wish to have another Bush in the WH.”

Not to worry - Demoncrats run “unopposed” in 2016 (like their heros Chavez and Castro).


42 posted on 03/05/2013 5:24:30 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: right way right

Good post.


43 posted on 03/05/2013 5:33:15 PM PST by EricT. (The Second Amendment is Tyrant Control.)
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To: Psalm 73

What makes you think they weren’t “unopposed” in ‘08 and ‘12?


44 posted on 03/05/2013 5:35:39 PM PST by EricT. (The Second Amendment is Tyrant Control.)
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To: bestintxas

The country has enough of Bushes. Jeb showed his ineptness already back when faced with the killing of Terri Shiavo.


45 posted on 03/05/2013 5:40:49 PM PST by Dante3
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To: bestintxas

His point is CONSERVATIVE .....mobility into the middle and upper class is as conservative as you can get ....

Ever hear of lifting yourself by the bootstraps?

Or would you prefer that Obamas version of the world prevail ? ...which is that we have a permanent dependent class ?

The raw stupidity that goes with Bush hatred is mind boggling


46 posted on 03/05/2013 5:41:33 PM PST by woofie
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To: bestintxas

All it really takes is hard work. The trouble is the victim class is taught that work is bad and doing nothing is admirable.


47 posted on 03/05/2013 5:42:11 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: bestintxas

JEB, SHUT THE F*** UP. You are NOT going to be the nominee in ‘16, unless the RINOs break from the GOP!!


48 posted on 03/05/2013 5:53:40 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: woofie

NO, only a small part of what he said is conservative....the rest is the compassionate conservatism BS....which has always been partially correct, but dangeous nonetheless.

You fell for it.


49 posted on 03/05/2013 5:54:12 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: bestintxas
P.S.

I'm also heartless.
50 posted on 03/05/2013 5:59:22 PM PST by 867V309
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