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Big Gubmint Jeb

SUNSHINE STATE SPENDING SOARED UNDER BUSH … This website has taken a dim view of the 2016 presidential aspirations of Jeb Bush – who is gaining support among establishment “Republicans” concerned with the scandals dogging their former 2016 favorite, Chris Christie. In that way we’re not unlike general election voters,…

SUNSHINE STATE SPENDING SOARED UNDER BUSH …

This website has taken a dim view of the 2016 presidential aspirations of Jeb Bush – who is gaining support among establishment “Republicans” concerned with the scandals dogging their former 2016 favorite, Chris Christie.

In that way we’re not unlike general election voters, who consider Bush among the least attractive GOP options … mostly due to disappointment and fatigue associated with the disastrous administrations of his brother (Bush 43) and father (Bush 41).

Don’t get us wrong: Jeb Bush did a lot of good during his eight years as governor of Florida (from 1999-2007). Most importantly, he championed parental choice reforms that have had a dramatic effect on improving academic outcomes in the Sunshine State.

If you don’t believe us, just take a look at this report showing how at-risk students in Florida now outperform the average student in our early-voting home state of South Carolina.

Bush has also continued to champion market-based academic reforms, echoing our (accurate) depiction of so-called public schools as nothing more than “government-run monopolies.”

Good for him.

Unfortunately, Bush’s fiscal record is not so hot … in fact it’s down right lousy.

According to data from the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) – here and here – general fund spending in Florida soared from $18 billion to $28.2 billion during Bush’s tenure. That’s a 57 percent increase. Meanwhile total state spending in Florida climbed from $45.6 billion to $66.1 billion – a 45 percent spike.

Both of those figures are well about the state’s 16 percent population growth rate over the same period – as well as a 24 percent inflationary expansion. In fact both government growth figures eclipse population and inflation growth combined.

That’s disappointing …

Like his brother and father, Jeb Bush is a big government “Republican.” And while we’re tremendously grateful for his leadership on parental choice issues, we cannot look past his failure to tame unruly government growth in Florida.

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18 comments

CorruptionInColumbia April 15, 2014 at 9:24 am

Don’t forget Fits, Jeb is also another traitor who, like McCain and Grahamnasty, wants to open the floodgates for the illegal aliens, to gain a few votes. He is scum, just like everything else to come from between Barbara’s legs, including his daddy after making his “contribution” to create them.

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Smirks April 15, 2014 at 11:32 am

He is scum, just like everything else to come from between Barbara’s
legs, including his daddy after making his “contribution” to create
them.

Damn, son!

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TontoBubbaGoldstein April 15, 2014 at 12:37 pm

CIC,
Don’t hold back, cousin.
This is FITSNEWS.
Tell us how you really feel.

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GrandTango April 15, 2014 at 9:25 am

FITS: You, Sanford and Mace ARE Moderate, just like Jeb-Bush and Chris Christie. That is why he has not a chance. YOU are the Establishment We tried your answers, and they did NOT work…..It’s why we’re in the mess we’re in.

A lack of moral clarity, is the trademark of moderates and Liberal-Tarians. We cannot afford leaders squeamish to stand up for right. The vices you advocate are dangerous, and you DO NOT have the right to demand them, to feed your selfishness and greed.

Also: You wailed over Bush beating McCain in 2000. For years you decried McCains’ @$$-whoopin as unfair. Don’t lie. You were Butt Hurt because McCain (Sanford) lost……

Now: you equate W with Obama…yet Bush was FAR FAR better fiscally than Obama…It’s Ignorance to suggest different…

Stupidity, and simple-mindedness, on the level of yours MUST be rejected…

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euwe max April 15, 2014 at 9:53 am

He loves him some Mexicans don’t he?

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jimlewisowb April 15, 2014 at 10:36 am

I truly admire old Jeb

Say what, Bush you say, I thought you meant Stuart

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TontoBubbaGoldstein April 15, 2014 at 12:41 pm

J.E.B.

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Thomas April 15, 2014 at 11:13 am

Jeb Bush for President.

For Solutions, For Results, For President, (J)ohn (E)llis (B)ush for 2016!

Francamente, Hillary es un pedazo de mierda.

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CorruptionInColumbia April 15, 2014 at 12:33 pm

They both work for the NWO. They may have different handlers and somewhat different styles of bringing this country to ruin, but the work for the same people.

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John Boy April 15, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Really full of it, T…but isn’t anything a high colonic can’t cure.

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rebellozit April 15, 2014 at 11:22 am

Bush and Christie and Billary Bengazi.
No difference.

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Smirks April 15, 2014 at 11:34 am

Gingrich had a better shot last election than Jeb will in 2016.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein April 15, 2014 at 12:39 pm

If the American people elect Jeb after electing “W” and “O” (twice, each), we deserve what we’ll get.

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Rocky April 15, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Jeb Bush is a great American hero like his close friend Lindsey Graham. South Carolina should be proud to support Jeb, with the strong loyalty like they had for his older brother George, on of the best leaders we have ever had. I would be proud to have Jeb Bush as President, along with Lindsey Graham as the Vice President standing behind him, with all his strength and vigor.

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SCBlueWoman April 15, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Oh, the Bush Dynasty…. whooptie doo.

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Keen Minds Know April 15, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Jeb Bush = George Bush = Same Old Shit, Different Day. Hillary = Bill = Obama = Fuck Shit Up.

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt April 16, 2014 at 1:50 am

It is his destiny. There has only ever been a Bush in the white house all the way back to 1988 whenever the GOP has held that office.

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Haker53 April 19, 2014 at 7:24 pm

With no state income tax!

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