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August 29th, 2012
03:02 PM ET

Clips from Last Night: Jeb Bush on Mitt Romney's presidential campaign and taxation in the United States

Tuesday Piers Morgan sat down with Jeb Bush and discussed the Romney campaign. The former governor of Florida advised Mitt Romney of two things he thinks will help the Republican presidential candidate win the election: "To layout a compelling alternative to the mess we're in," and "to share the Mitt Romney story."

"It's amazing that we live in a time where people see their candidates a lot but they don't really always get a chance to know them. And I think Mitt Romney's a reserved man," Bush noted.

The son and brother of two former presidents also addressed his own opinion on tax reform. Bush believes new taxes is something the government should not be opposed to:

"We need to grow the economy and then deal with these out-year spending costs that are just unacceptable and unsustainable," Bush explained. "And tax reform provides the catalyst, I think, for common ground, to make this happen in a divided country."

"I see decline in the future unless we begin to solve these problems," Bush said. "If we can't solve it by having 60 Republican senators and a majority in the Congress and a Republican president with a clear agenda, if that doesn't happy in this election, then there has to be some compromise."

Watch the clips, and listen to the interview, as Morgan continues his coverage of Election 2012 from the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.
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  1. Richard Shafer

    I noticed during the Chris Christie keynote for the RNC Tuesday night CNN had a crawler informing that New Jersey currently has a 9.8% unemployment rate. Gov. Christie wholly overlooked this troubling statistic when he was in his self-congratulatory mode about how he has saved teh state. How about asking him more about it? Richard Shafer

    August 29, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. NOBAMA2012

    Obama's second-term plans call for a "New Deal"-style overhaul of the economy replete with the creation of a National Infrastructure Development Bank to oversee government control of the financial system; a massive, government-run jobs program to coincide with "paycheck fairness"; full amnesty for illegal aliens; defunding of the U.S. military while channeling Pentagon money to "clean" energy initiatives; a new, multibillion dollar "green" stimulus; and implementing Obamacare in measures nearly impossible to reverse. And that is just the start.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Serhat

      Treat her with respect, don't play games, joke arnuod and be funny, don't act like an old person, be kind and courteous, listen to her, don't talk about other women in your past, be open and honest about what you want out of the relationship or what your looking for right from the beginnig.

      October 9, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. NOBAMA2012

    Here is an important finding of the House Judiciary Committee...

    Beginning in 2011, the Committee has learned that Obama administration officials at the Department of Homeland Security started to include numbers from the Alien Transfer Exit Program (ATEP) in its year-end removal numbers.

    The ATEP is a joint effort between ICE and Customs and Border Protection that transfers illegal immigrants apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border to another point along the Southwest border for removal. But it is illegitimate to count illegal immigrants apprehended by the Border Patrol along the Southwest border as ICE removals. There are no penalties or bars attached when illegal immigrants are sent back via ATEP and they can simply attempt re-entry.

    When ATEP removals are subtracted from ICE’s deportation numbers, the 2011 removal total would drop from approximately 397,000 to roughly 360,000 and the 2012 removal total would drop from about 334,000 to around 263,000 (annualized this is estimated to be a drop from about 400,000 to 315,000).

    This means that ICE removals for this year will be about 14% below 2008 (369,000) and 19% below 2009 (389,000). So it is officially proven that while the Obama regime touts themselves as historic immigration enforcement achievers, the truth is they have cooked the books and broadcast this lie to the American public. They have done this with the full assistance of liberal media like CNN, ABC, and the Huffington Post which you can count on not to report the revelations contained within these reports!

    If anyone tells you that Obama has deported more illegal immigrants than any prior president you tell them that is a lie and that removals for 2012 are down 14% below 2008 levels before Obama took office!

    It is terribly unfortunate that American citizens have to form a political revolt against the powers that be to try to stop the invasion of our homeland. We must face powers that have used their influence to corrupt our own government and mass media against the best interest of the American public and against the truth.

    Very few things in America can improve for us while such lies as these stand as truth.

    August 30, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. NOBAMA2012

    Bottom line is ... calling a spade a spade! You have Obamacare looming. You have taxes expiring. You have a president clearly anti business, anti free-enterprise, believes NO ONE accomplishes anything without Big Government. A president's whose favorite past time is stirring the class-envy pot, a president who won't budge one iota on development of natural resources, a president whose latest fans are the lunatic’s from Iran and Venezuela, a president clearly doing a rendition of Tricky Dick's ‘duck & cover’ for his Watergate buddies, a president who encourages the Fed to print worthless money further devaluing an anemic dollar,....
    Don’t hold your breath people. This so-called recession is a slam-dunk to morph into a full-blown Depression if our Kenyan Socialist is re-elected. You surely WILL get what you ask for!

    August 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. FedUpWithLiberals

    Barack Obama:

    Alias Barry Soetoro pawns himself as Barack Obama, the humanitarian, the POTUS, the campaign for hope and change. But we know better. Barry is a radical Marxist who was raised by Communist parents and Communist grandparents. His mentors were known Communists, his contacts in college were strictly Marxists supporters, Marxist professors and a group of Pakistani activists as stated in his book, “Dreams from My Father”.

    Barack Obama, tell us about Frank Marshall Davis or Bill Ayers. Surely you remember Mr. Davis. After all, your mother knew him all too well. Mr. Ayers, a known terrorist, responsible for at least a dozen bombings, helped your early Illinois campaign by raising money, thru his organization Underground Weather. Tell us about your trip to Pakistan (’81) with Pakistani Wahid Hamid.

    Share with us your ideals of socialism; after all you’re a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), referred as the “New Party”. Please tell us why you have been influenced by the writings of Karl Marx, the prelude to Communism. Share with us your association with Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Do you justify this man’s message by condemning our country by saying, “God bless America? No, God Damn America?” Was this a forethought supporting your belief in Marxism?

    Are these the individuals who have inspired you to public office? Are these the individuals who have inspired you to plot against the United States? Are they the people for whom you’ve entrusted your Muslim faith?

    Please tell us why you mocked the Holy Bible and Jesus’ “Sermon on the Mount”, calling the sermon a radical message. You have mocked Christianity and this country. Barack Obama, you have betrayed this nation and all its’ people. Your skin is dark because of your race, but your soul is darker because of your deception.

    United States of America………………you didn’t build it Barack Obama.

    August 30, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. peter

    Geo W D Cheney..D Rumsfeld Karl Rove ..all should be in JAIL...!...Babs Bush said "he's our black sheep" referring to Geo W on Oprah yrs ago..& still the American people voted for hm ....strange...

    August 31, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. george

    Read the "BUSH FAMILY DYNASTY" by Kitty Kelley..an eye opener

    September 1, 2012 at 6:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. LOUISE

    wish the American people would WAKE UP & realize the Repubs ate LYING...MUCH SIMPLER VOTING FOR ADLAI STEVENSON VS. GEN. EISENHOWER...YRS & YRS AGO....STEVENSON SHOULD HAVE WON BUT BEC OF WW 2..EISENHOWER WAS A HERO & MORE POPULAR....

    September 1, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. harold from Ct. ..

    HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRES. IN 2016 ! ,,,,

    September 4, 2012 at 12:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Devouee

    Our guys aren't looking for TIm Osman. Cooper had alsmot everything figured perfectly. He would expect all of us to pick up where he was cut short.I wish our guys, were really our guys, we're in serious need of their help.

    October 11, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Chris

    One of the things troubling me is the fact that Jeb Bush stepped aside for Mitt Romney in this presidential election. We have President George H.W. Bush. We have George W. Bush. We won't have President Jeb Bush. Bush is the governor of one of the largest states in the Union, Florida. He is well positioned, and the apparatus given to Romney for this election belongs to the Bush family.

    November 19, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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