Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush vows to cut spending, rein in lobbying

by GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press  |  published on July 21, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Monday vowed to rein in federal spending and combat the “arrogance,” ”sheer incompetence” and size of government if he’s elected.

In a speech aimed at President Barack Obama’s administration as well as his rivals for the GOP nomination, Bush called for limiting new hires in government and extending the ban on former members of Congress from lobbying their colleagues to six years.

Bush also called for amending the U.S. Constitution to require a balanced budget and to give the president line-item veto power to challenge what he called “Mount Washington,” a quip echoing his time as governor when he called the state capital “Mount Tallahassee.”

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  • tom2

    Facing dozens of major threats to our futures, fortunes and lives, this one wants to talk about lobbying. Seems he just admitted he’s totally irrelevant. Go home Jeb. Your country isn’t calling. Perhaps your landscaper needs you.

  • Tex Irvin

    I do NOT trust this man

  • KDC

    Jeb, If you could spit out $100 bills, I still wouldn’t vote for you

  • Richard Schwartz

    Moon is made up of swiss cheese

  • unique201

    Jeb didn’t cut spending while Gov. of Florida. Jeb wasted our money on poor
    Terry Schiavo, a wonderful woman that was in a vegetative state. Mrs. Schiavo had a living will which Jeb didn’t care about and kept her alive for 15 years, yes 15 years just to get votes from the religious right. We already have had two Bushes in the White House and they gave us two wars, one of which we are still fighting today. Do we really need another Bush and another Bush War??? I don’t think so.
    What we finally, really need are business people in the White House.
    TRUMP/FIORINA would put the U.S. on the road to a great economy.
    Vote out all the career politicians, lawyers and doctors. If the lawyers
    knew how to litigate they would be practicing law in private practice.
    If the doctors were making money practicing medicine the would continue
    to be in private practice. We really need business people to run the country
    for a change.
    We have all heard Hillary Clinton say that she would follow in Obama’s foot steps. Hillary thinks Obama is doing a good job. I ask you, Is this country and your life any better since Obama has been in office? The answer to that question for me is NO. There is more racism, more killings of black people, more killing of white people, many more Illegals from Central America and many more Muslims killing our Police and Military.
    We must vote in all new people and vote out CAREER POLITICIANS.

    • KDC

      Hilliard will follow in BO’s foot steps because they’re both communists! Both Alinsky students.

      • unique201

        I really hope people smarten up to Hillary and her personal
        assistant Muslim Brotherhood Huma Abdin and her mother
        and father who also helped start the Muslim Brotherhood
        years ago in Egypt.
        This country is going to the Muslim Pigs. This is so sad.

  • reagangs

    Cut spending …. shrink the fed. So does every other conservative GOPer. John Ellis Bush, a.k.a. JEB, would be my last choice after Paul, Walker, Perry, Cruz and a half dozen other conservatives. NO MORE BUSHES. He is a RINO, following in HW and W’s steps. NO MORE RINOS. Of coarse, getting rid of the demowit, commie dead weight in congress would help the cause. Cut the across the board bureaucratic cost and spending by at least 10% for a couple of years, even on the programs already funded. Then do it another 10%, again. No if’s, ands or buts. Like the commercial says “JUST DO IT”. Let them shout Alinsky type slurs in your face, Governor Walker can help you there. AMERICA, IT’S TIME TO TAKE OUT THE RADICAL LIBERAL, PROGRESSIVE, COMMIE, DEMOWIT TRASH.

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