Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush20 posts
22 May, 2015

Defends Patriot Act

Makes Statement

Bush defends the Patriot Act and the permission it gives the government to collect phone records in bulk. Bush claims that such laws are essential for protecting their homeland.

There is ample evidence that the Patriot Act has been a tool to keep us safe…There is no evidence of anyone’s civil liberties being violated because of it.

21 May, 2015

Criticizes brother’s spending

Makes Statement

Jeb Bush says that while he agrees with his brother George W. Bush on many things, he disagrees with his brother on other policies:

I want to share a little about my life, because apparently there’s a little confusion that all family members are supposed to be clones of one another

On budgeting and controlling spending, Jeb:

I think that, in Washington during my brother’s time, Republicans spent too much money. I think he could have used the veto power. He didn’t have line-item veto power, but he could have brought budget discipline to Washington, D.C.

On the Patriot Act:

There is not a shred of evidence that anybody’s civil liberties have been violated by it. t’s already been proven constitutional, and there is ample evidence that it has protected us

14 May, 2015

Wouldn’t have invaded Iraq

Makes Statement

Bush says on the subject of Iraq:

Knowing what we know now, I would not have engaged, I would not have launched an invasion. We’ve answered the question now…That’s not to say that the world [isn’t] safer because Saddam Hussein is gone. It is significantly safer. That’s not to say that there [wasn’t] a courageous effort to bring about a surge that created stability in Iraq. All of that is true. And that’s not to say that the men and women who’ve served uniform and many others who went to Iraq to serve, they did so, certainly, honorably. But, we’ve answered the question now.

10 Feb, 2015

Releases emails

Makes Statement

Bush releases emails from the two terms he served as Florida governor. Some of the emails released contain his personal information like his social security number.

I am posting the e-mails of my governorship here. Some are funny; some are serious; some I wrote in frustration. But they’re all here so you can read them and make up your own mind.

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