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JEB! a repost

Hey! Jeb Bush has officially decided that he wants to be President of the United States — you know, just like his brother, George W. Bush, and his dad, George H.W. Bush. The thing is, we know how badly the last Bush presidencies turned out!

It should go without saying that he’s not interested in fighting for hardworking Americans like you — his record as governor certainly showed his preference for giving tax breaks to his wealthy friends and deep-pocketed donors over the middle class, and he cashed in on Wall Street as Americans were hit by the financial crisis. And that’s why we need to get the word out about who Jeb Bush really is, and why he’s the wrong choice for America.

Jeb Bush:

  • Defends voter ID laws that disproportionately affect women, minority, and student voters
  • Thinks citizenship for undocumented immigrants is an “undeserving reward”
  • Said businesses “absolutely” should be able to discriminate against gay Americans
  • Has advocated for the public shaming of single mothers
  • Is completely unfamiliar with the Paycheck Fairness Act
  • Takes policy advice from his brother — and recently defended invading Iraq
  • Supported a budget that guts Medicare and education funding

Jeb Bush isn’t right for the middle class. You know that, we know that, and now Factivists like you have to make sure others are on the same page with us. So right now, forward this along to three of your friends, and make sure they know facts about Jeb Bush.

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Who Really Has A “Right to Rise” Under jeb?

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Another Bush Is Running For President

Jeb Bush announced he is running for president today, surprising everyone who thought he already made that announcement six months ago. Nearly ten years after the end of his two terms as governor of Florida and after a major staff shakeup, Jeb has officially launched his campaign as an “inclusive” Republican. But despite his promises to “make opportunity common again,” Bush’s record as governor and his policy positions since suggest he is more likely to protect the opportunity of those who already have it. Bush’s tenure was marked by a decrease in access to higher education, access to the American dream, and access to justice —all critical to increased opportunity.

Ahead of Bush’s announcement, CAP action examined the impact of Bush’s policy positions and actions as governor and analyzed how they would impact the entire country. We found that the rhetoric we saw in his announcement speech today doesn’t match up with the reality of his leadership:

Affirmative Action:
Rhetoric: “We stopped processing kids along as if we didn’t care – because we do care, and you don’t show that by counting out anyone’s child. You give them all a chance.”

Reality: As governor of Florida, Jeb Bush repealed affirmative action for public higher education institutions, and as a result African American enrollment at Florida universities decreased by 10.9 percent. Over the same time period, African American enrollment in public universities nationwide actually increased by 3.5 percent. If, instead of increasing, national black enrollment decreased at the same rate Florida’s did, it would mean 13.9 percent fewer black students in these universities in 2013 – a total of 85,726 fewer black students enrolled. That’s equivalent to all the African American students in all California public universities – five times over.

Rhetoric: “The next president of the United States will pass meaningful immigration reform.”
Reality: Bush has been so vocal an opponent of President Obama’s executive action on immigration that he compared the president to a “Latin American dictator.” A report from the Center for American Progress shows that President Obama’s actions to reform our immigration system would grow our economy by $230 billion over ten years. Bush’s home state of Florida would see nearly $10 billion in GDP growth and allow 230,000 immigrants to come out of the shadows, work and pay taxes.

Stand Your Ground:
Rhetoric: “…Every life matters and everyone has the right to rise.”
Reality: We can thank Jeb Bush for signing the first “Stand Your Ground” law in the nation. In 2012, a study by the Tampa Bay Times of Stand Your Ground cases in Florida found that people who invoke the law to justify a killing are more likely to be successful if the victim was black: 73% of perpetrators who killed a black victim faced no penalty versus 59% of perpetrators who killed a white victim. Since Bush passed the Stand Your Ground Law a defendant in Florida is 24 percent more likely to win a case if the victim were black than if the victim were white. Florida’s law paved the way for other states to adopt similar laws, which have contributed to an additional 600 homicides per year.

Rhetoric: Bush talks often about giving everyone the ability to rise up, lamenting that, “we’re moving to a world that is sticky in the ends, where it’s harder for people in poverty to move up and where the rich are doing really well and the middle is getting squeezed.”
Reality: Bush may say that everyone has the right to rise, but while governor he opposed a federal effort to expand paid sick leave, a policy that heavily impacts working women. Instead of opening the door to opportunity, Bush said these types of policies “are best left to businesses.” But passing paid leave would benefit the more than 40 million American workers that can’t take a single day off work to recover from an illness or take care of a family member without risking losing their jobs.

BOTTOM LINE: On these issues and many more, Jeb Bush is a divider, not a uniter. His announcement speech today was full of rhetoric promising to expand opportunity for hard working Americans, but Bush’s record paints a much different picture.

WATCH: Jeb Bush Says Immigrants More Fertile, without Them America will Decline

So, knowing that jeb has stumbled on the Iraq War and WMD’s on several occasions. It would be in all our best interests as voters to remember that jeb added his brother to his campaign as a military expert and that should not only scare everyone it should enlightened voters about the conservative party of the 21st Century. Why? Because it definitely ain’t your fathers conservative minded American, but then that is just my opinion  least we dissect what Jeb meant about how America would decline without a certain immigrant … I think I know what he meant, how about you ~ Nativegrl77

FDR had something to say about voting

Franklin D. Roosevelt once said

“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”