Jeb Bush Refuses To Sign No New Taxes Pledge

by Americans for Tax Reform
March 19, 2015

Jeb Bush has enthusiastically endorsed a “grand bargain” tax increase with Democrats, says his father’s 1990 “Read My Lips” tax increase “created the spending restraint of the 90’s,” (false — see details below) and refuses to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge to the American people.

And today, as reported in a piece by The Daily Beast’s Tim Mak, the Jeb Bush camp refuses to even answer the question of whether Jeb will make any general statement promising not to raise taxes:

Pressed regarding Jeb Bush’s positions on taxes, his aides did not directly respond to a question about whether Jeb Bush might make a general promise to voters more broadly not to raise taxes.

Meanwhile, as governors, Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal, and Rick Perry have all signed — and kept — the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. As Senators, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio have all signed — and kept — the pledge.

5 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • podunk1 says:

    WE DON’T NEED MORE TAXES! We need to Cruz past the Maoist monopolist progressives, stay out of the Bushes, and resurrect the Constitution, freedom, and the USA!

    An unholy global Maoist/monopolist/government tyranny uses many economic indicators and pseudoscience, but has no individual solutions for the sovereign USA that they’re looting. Employment and workforce information does provide historical measures to determine national economic wealth generation as well as national success or failure! Our nation is in a death spiral because that is exactly what progressive “fundamental change” is designed to do!

    The January, 2015 BLS 249,723,000 eligible workforce population would have generated a 166,067,000 workforce at the 1997/2008 pre-Obama 12 year Bush Clinton 66.50066% workforce average. The 1997/2008 average 4.994% unemployment (8,293,000) would establish 157,764,000 fulltime workers generating $10.33 trillion/yr economic productivity @BLS fulltime $24.22/hr wage with 30% tax/fringes! January employment was 148,201,000 people (34.6/hrs/wk) ($9.71 trillion potential) which is 128,194,000 full time jobs generating only $8.40 trillion economic output! January 37,874,000 joblessness costs $1.93 trillion/yr vs. the 1997/2008 averages @ 5% unemployment! (Numbers rounded)

    This $2 trillion productivity sabotage is but one of three colossal “employment/productivity” scandals that are easily solved by prosecution and pointing the way to prosperity!!! SAVE AMERICA! EMPLOY CITIZENS FIRST AND BEFORE ANY OFFSHORE OUTSOURCING! Sabotage is treason!

  • David in MA says:

    Jeb Bush is a RINO who is only a distraction to real reform in the GOP.

    1. robert says:

      So if we need to go to war against ISIS we shouldn’t raise taxes to pay for it. I guess he isn’t dumb enough to be a real republican.

  • MA in MO says:

    Mr. Jeb is playing it smart. His father’s 1990 ‘no new taxes’ and he then turned right around and pushed for new taxes on everything from apples to zuccinnis plus is the reason why the man lost to Clinton. I hate to say this, but I voted for Clinton in that election for that simple reason. Lie to me once, shame on you; lie to me twice, shame on me and if I am still stupid enough to be around for you to lie to me thrice, then there is no hope for either one of us.

    By the way, at that time I was still stupid enough to vote for the lessor of two evils. I no longer do that. I have been forced to vote independent or third party ever since the 1990 election. Yes, I know all the arguments of “if you do that you are just putting the other party in power……” So Be It! I vote for the person who agrees with me on five points: 1) abortion; 2) sodomy; 3) border security; 4) budget; 5) constitutional governance — not necessarily in that order.

  • robert says:

    So Jeb isn’t going to make the same mistake his father did and isn’t starting out with a lie. Any politician who promise no new taxes is a lair or a fool. No one can see into the future or see what our country might need to pay for like a war. For a party the says we should pay as we go instead of passing the price down to our children Mister Bush seems to taking the right stand.

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