Jeb Bush Falls Apart After Getting Trapped In A Tax Cuts For The Rich Lie

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Jeb Bush got caught in a web of lies about his plan to cut taxes for the rich, and a Fox News Sunday interview that was supposed to revive his presidential campaign might have ended it.

Video of the Fox News Sunday interview:

Transcript via Fox News Sunday:

WALLACE: But whether it was Ronald Reagan’s tax cuts or your brother’s tax cuts, they did add greatly to the deficit.

BUSH: That not — they didn’t as greatly as — as the static thinkers on the left think. They created a dynamic effect of high growth. And that’s what we need. If we think that if — if people think 2 percent growth is OK, then we’ll have more people living in poverty and disposable income for the middle class will continue to decline.

We have to jump-start the economy so that people can have more money to make decisions for themselves.

WALLACE: Then there’s another complaint, and that is the issue of who benefits. The Tax Foundation says the middle class would see after-tax income increase 2.9 percent. But the top 1 percent would get a boost of 11.6 percent.

An analysis of your tax returns for the last six years, which you have released to the public, the last six years indicates that you would save, under your tax plan, $3 million.

Does Jeb Bush need a $3 million tax cut?

BUSH: Look, the benefit of this goes disproportionately to the middle class. If you look at what the middle class pays today compared to what they would pay in our tax plan —

WALLACE: But they get a 2.9 percent increase in after tax income —

BUSH: Because higher income people pay more taxes right now and proportionally, everybody will get a benefit. But proportionally, they’ll pay more in with my plan than what they pay today.

WALLACE: Well, I mean forgive me, sir, but — but 2.9 seems like it’s less than 11.6.

BUSH: The simple fact is 1 percent of people pay 40 percent of all the taxes. And so, of course, tax cuts for everybody is going to generate more for people that are paying a lot more. I mean that’s just the way it is.

While trying to dismiss the reality that his tax plan benefits the rich, Bush ended up defending the wealthiest Americans. Fox News was giving Bush the boost up treatment, but the candidate might have sunk his own campaign by claiming that there is a hidden growth effect that comes with tax cuts for the rich that apparently is only visible to Jeb Bush.

Bush lied about the one percent paying forty percent of all taxes. The rich pay the most in federal income taxes, but that is because they make the most money. Jeb Bush’s plan like all of the other Republican plans that cut taxes for the wealthy ignores basic math. If taxes are cut for the people who make the most money, somebody else has to pay more or the deficit increases.

Jeb Bush confirmed that he represented more of the same old failed Republican policies. The man got tied into knots trying to his explain his own tax plan. A Fox News Sunday interview that was obviously intended to reboot Bush’s flatlining campaign might have destroyed it by proving that Jeb Bush is nothing more than Mitt Romney with a more familiar last name.

31 Replies to “Jeb Bush Falls Apart After Getting Trapped In A Tax Cuts For The Rich Lie”

  1. …is this the beginning o’ the end for “JEB???”?
    …tune in again NEXT time when “JEB???” tries to claim that richer is, in fact, poorer…

  2. Yeah, I’m not so sure he’s the smart one. I hate to give too much credit to any Fox people but every now and then Chris Wallace does appear to be a real journalist. The best thing Jebs accomplished in a while was beating Randy Paul to filing his papers for the newly formed republican caucus in Ky.

  3. “Just the way it is” are words from an entitled trust fund baby. We are the ones who should benefit the most. Forget about the rest of you.

  4. …yeah…every now and then Chris Wallace shows the family trees influence by temporarily becoming a REAL reporter…before once again being a cardboard cut-out of his old man…

  5. He is WAY out of his league. I’m sure in his mind he figured the Presidency was his by default, what with being a Bush and all. But he really just doesn’t have a clue as to how hated his brother is and how sullied the Bush name is across this country.

    Step out of the bubble Jeb. You might learn something.

  6. I sure wish Jeb!????? would tell me how to get all of the free stuff black people are getting from the Dems.

    I need the free stuff to pay my mortgage, home and auto insurance payments which are due by October 1st. I haven’t received my letter telling me how to collect.

  7. JEB!
    “Hidden growth effect that comes with tax cuts for the rich” is another way of saying trickle down economics.
    same sh** different day

  8. Jeb:”That not — they didn’t as greatly as — as the static thinkers on the left think. They created a dynamic effect of high growth. And that’s what we need. If we think that if — if people think 2 percent growth is OK…”

    Jebs lies as much as he breathes. The revised growth rate is 3.9%. The new report was released a few days ago. I remember because I posted it on my Facebook wall. Jeb should keep abreast of these things. The reason the deficit exploded under GW. Bush is because the war in Iraq, the Bush tax cuts, Medicare Part D, and the cost of everything else was charged on the national credit card. When PBO entered office, the GOP/TP began talking about the deficit to deflect from the fact that they were 100% responsible for it being so high. Also, if “W’s” administration was one of economic growth, why did the economy tank in the Fall of 2008 on HIS watch?

  9. I’d also like to know, Sammy. I worked 35 years in a row after graduating college before I retired in 2009. I was never unemployed, but dang, every time I went to my mailbox looking for my free stuff, all I found were bills.LOL. GOP/TP pols tell the lie that we’re getting free stuff from the government because they know many in their base believes that sh*t. Tim Wise wrote an article about this a couple years ago in which he revealed what we already know—most of us have jobs and are not on welfare. I researched the stats and found that when it comes to welfare, S-CHIP, Medicaid, Medicare, WIC, and Social Security, etc., more whites than blacks are recipients. It doesn’t matter to me because I don’t mind helping anyone who needs it, but for some in the GOP/TP, if a member of any minority group, including women, gets the same things they’re getting, it’s time to break out the fainting couches and smelling salts. They truly are some very selfish b*st*rds.

  10. Now we know he won FL because he has a Mexican wife. And how stupid are the people of Fl? I hope the Mexicans aren’t easily fooled. I’d hate for their influence in the election process to be against their best interest.

    Jeb is the smart one. It says a lot about pappy and chimpy.

    I fear the Mexicans and other Spanish speaking people will assimilate to the gop/white people no matter how the gop mistreat them.

  11. I can’t speak for all Mexicans, but I have been married to one for 17 years and have a bit of insight into their culture. From everything I’ve heard from family and friends, Spanish newspapers and Spanish TV networks, Trump has turned them away from the GOP in droves. There are always going to be self-loathing types that vote against their best interests, but they’re not in the majority.

  12. Sammy W
    If you are referring to the free phone program, it was started by George W. Bush.
    Like his father and brother, they’re Republicans.
    Do some research.

  13. I don’t think it’s the Mexicans that Jeb is pandering to, it’s the old Cubans. The younger ones seem to get it, and Rubio seems to have a lock on the old older ones. The time may have passed where having a wife with any type of a Spanish background is going to help him. One thing everyone gets is, he’s a Bush, and therefore he has the the Bush stupid gene.

  14. Actually, the current SafeLink program was started during the presidency of george w. bush, but it was not started by bush. SafeLink and its predecessor programs are not government programs, nor are they paid for with tax dollars. SafeLink and predecessor programs are fully managed and paid by the telecommunications companies themselves.

  15. Let’s pray it is the end of Jeb and all the Bush Family in politics!!!I can tell you,many Floridians have had way too much of Jeb Bush!

  16. Hispanics are going to vote for Hillary Clinton. Immigrants are going to vote for Hillary Clinton. African Americans are going to vote for Hillary Clinton. Women are going to vote for Hillary Clinton. Democrats are going to vote for Hillary Clinton.

  17. News Flash: Jeb Bush fails to explain trickle-down economics to his base.

    Reality check: Trickle down economics fails the middle-class in favor of the Republican base.

    Supernatural take: Voodoo economics always decrease the tax burden on the wealthiest, reduces government revenues, and increases the national debt.

  18. Riverhouse…..From This PRAGMATIC Black Professional Mature Democrat(that USED to be liberal BEFORE the progressive “you know who you are” starting screaming like a child not getting his way)..!!!!!!!!!!!!!…Simply….AMEN..!!!…AMEN….!!!…And AMEN AGAIN…!!!!!!….GO HILLARY….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Jeb just like all the Republican’s spewing one lie after another, badmouthing Obama is all they seem 2 know.
    the fact’s have no meaning 2 them.
    When Obama took office we were loosing 800,000 jobs a month,and shortly we were adding job’s and have every month since.
    Obama has cut our deficit about half.
    made it impossible for insurance companies to not cover you for pre existing conditions, and many more good things that benefit the working & poor.

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