Jeb Bush Facebook posting
December 19, 2014 at 4:37pm

 The Democrats' "Talking Points"

Friends, the Democratic National Committee is out today with a script of “talking points" about me.  I thought I’d share them with you.

Everywhere I go, people tell me how tired they are of the dysfunctional, squabbling silliness of politics today.  These silly talking points, misleading and misinformed as they are, show you just how void of ideas the Democrats have become after six years of poor results in every area of our nation’s business, from our struggling economy to our weakening position on the world stage.

If I do decide to run for President, I can promise you this: no more Kindergarten attack politics.  Instead, I would offer a substantive campaign that will present the fresh conservative ideas and meaningful reforms that will help all Americans to rise up, seize opportunity and pursue a better life for themselves and their loved ones.


December 19, 2014

OnTuesday, Jeb Bush announced that he would “actively explore the possibility ofrunning for President.”  We aren’t sure what the difference between “thinking about” running and “actively exploring” running is,but it’s clear Jeb is determined to keep his name in the news.

What everyone can expect to be asked is whether Jeb Bush is conservative enough town a GOP primary? Or is he really a moderate? These are the wrong questions.

The right question, and the one voters will actually care about, is whether Jeb Bush is going to fight for the middle class. And on that question, the answer is clear. No. Jeb Bush is looking out for himself and people like him over the priorities of everyday Americans. On that point he is nodifferent than the rest of the Republican field.

Jeb Bush has spent his career doing what would benefit himself and people like him– certainly not looking out for working Americans.

Bush spent recent years cashing in on Wall Street as Americans were hit by the financial crisis.

Since leaving public office, Bush has been involved in several problematic business deals, creating a multi-milliondollar fund in a tax haven, and leveraging his family name to reap profits for himself.

But we also know what to expect from a Bush presidency because we’ve seen it before: policies that wreck the economy, that give massive breaks to the wealthy and corporations, and that are out of step with American people including women, LGBT Americans, Latinos and people of color. The reality is that Jeb Bush is no different than almost all Republicans on issue after issue.

Jeb Bush has fully embraced the failed economic agenda that benefits a select few at the expense of the middle class.

Bush endorsed the Ryan Budget, which would give tax breaks to those at the very top while shifting the tax burden onto average Americans. A budget which would slash vital services for everyday American families and gut funding for our education system.

Bush supported his brother’s plan to privatize Social Security and endorses a budget that would gut Medicare.

As Governor, Jeb Bush slashed taxes by billions, which largely benefited the wealthy an corporations over the middle class.

Jeb Bush is completely out of step with the American people.

What did Bush suggest to women who access vital government aid? “They should be able to get their life together and find a husband.”Meanwhile Bush continues to support the Ryan budget, which slashes assistance to those who need it most and are looking for a pathway to the middle class.

What did Bush say when asked about the Equal Rights Amendment movement? “My own personal opinion is that’s kind of a retro subject, it’s like going back and wearing bell bottoms.” And more recently, when asked about the PaycheckFairness Act, Bush did not even know what it was.

Bush has long attacked classroom size reductions and supports a budget that would gut education funding – from early education to Pell Grants for collegestudents.

When asked what he would do for African Americans in Florida, Bush replied:“Probably nothing.” And today he continues to defend Republican voter ID laws that disproportionately disenfranchise black voters, saying there are “very strong justifications” for them.

What was Bush’s response to what should happen to undocumented immigrants in theUnited States? “Start deporting people.” And recently, Bush said citizenship for undocumented immigrants was an “undeserving reward.”

And Bush not only opposes marriage equality, he’s said he “personally” believes gay couples should be banned from adopting children.