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Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush (Republican, born February 11, 1953) is an American businessman and politician who served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. Bush, who grew up in Houston, is the second son of former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush, and a brother of former President George W. Bush. After serving as governor, Bush has served on the board of directors of several companies.(Wikipedia)

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Bush's positions on the issues:


Taxes

Is it important to tax the rich more to reduce the wealth gap?

Bush says: No.

From Jeb2016.com: "[The tax code] penalizes people for moving up the economic ladder... I want to lower taxes and make the tax code simple, fair and clear. It should be easy to understand and make it easy for people to fill out their own tax forms."
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Immigration

How should we deal with illegal immigrants?

Bush says: Allow them to become legal residents.

From Jeb2016.com: "I believe that for those already in the country, we need to put in place a rigorous path that requires individuals to pass a thorough criminal background check, pay fines, pay taxes, learn English, obtain a provisional work permit and work, not receive federal government assistance, and over an extended period of time earn legal status."
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The Deficit

Should the government be allowed to borrow more money even though it is already in debt?

Bush says: No.

From Jeb2016.com: "[W]e have to confront and end the habitual practice of deficit spending. As long as deficits are an option, deficits will be the reality. The remedy that I will support as president is a balanced budget amendment. To be clear, a properly-designed amendment must be a tool to limit government - not raise taxes."
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Health Care

How should the government ensure that Americans receive health care?

Bush says: Repeal ObamaCare and let people buy insurance if they want.

From Jeb2016.com: "ObamaCare is a government takeover of more than one-sixth of the American economy, and it epitomizes why Americans are so fed up with Washington. To win on repeal, conservatives must unite around a vision of health care for the future - one that enables transformational innovation."
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Gun Control

What should be done to prevent more mass shootings in America?

Bush says: Make it easier for Americans to own guns, so people can defend themselves.

From USA Today: "Jeb Bush showcased the list of pro-gun laws he signed while he was governor of Florida as proof of his Second Amendment credentials to the National Rifle Association convention in Nashville. "I will match my record against anyone else when it comes to support and defense of the Second Amendment," Bush said. He said Florida has 1.3 million people with concealed carry permits, the highest in the country."
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Criminal Justice

Is police brutality against African Americans a problem?

Bush says: No. Aside from rare instances, police officers already treat African Americans fairly.

From CNN: "Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Thursday that Gov. Martin O'Malley should not have to apologize to "Black Lives Matter" protestors, and said criticism of the Democratic presidential contender shows how "uptight" and "politically correct" the debate has become. "We're so uptight and politically correct now that you apologize for saying lives matter," Bush said[.]"
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Climate

Should the government do more to prevent climate change due to burning of oil and gas?

Bush says: No.

From the Washington Post: ""The climate is changing. I don't think the science is clear on what percentage is man-made and what percentage is natural. It's convoluted," [Bush] told roughly 150 people at a house party here Wednesday night. "And for the people to say the science is decided on this is just really arrogant, to be honest with you. It's this intellectual arrogance that now you can't have a conversation about it even."... Bush said that climate change should be just "part of, a small part of prioritization of our foreign policy.""
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Gay Marriage

Gay marriage should

Bush says: Be left to the states to decide.

From NPR: "Guided by my faith, I believe in traditional marriage. I believe the Supreme Court should have allowed the states to make this decision [on whether gay marriage is legal]. I also believe that we should love our neighbor and respect others, including those making lifetime commitments."
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ISIS

How should America fight ISIS?

Bush says: Airstrikes and support for other countries to fight ISIS.

From Jeb2016.com: "[W]e must give [local anti-ISIS] forces the consistent advantage of American air power, to cover their operations and to strike with fierce precision.... We do not need, and our friends do not ask for, a major commitment of American combat forces. But we do need to convey that we are serious, that we are determined to help local forces take back their country."
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Russia

How should America respond to Russian aggression?

Bush says: Push back, even if it risks war.

From NPR: ""There should be a clear understanding of, first of all, our support for the Russian people. We need to make it clear that while Mr. Putin is a ruthless pragmatist - he will push until someone pushes back - and I believe NATO's responsibility is to do just that," Bush said during the question and answer session."
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