Is Jeb Bush ready to embrace his last name?

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Bush says too many regulations are hurting US economy.

Whither carried interest? MIAMI (AP) — Republican Jeb Bush is releasing a plan to fix a “failed” system of federal rules and regulations that he argues are stifling U.S. economic growth and the creation of jobs.

Stephen Colbert said on Monday’s Late Show that he’s worried about his old pal Jeb Bush, especially with a new poll showing the onetime presumptive Republican presidential frontrunner badly trailing actual GOP frontrunner Donald Trump in Bush’s home state of Florida.Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush pushed back against more than a dozen protesters who repeatedly heckled him with chants of “No hope without our vote” as he tried to address a national Hispanic business group. The New York Times considers a growing bipartisan consensusagainst the loophole, fueled by this week’s GOP presidential debate. “Carried interest” refers to the share of investment gains earned as compensation by hedge fund managers, private equity executives, and venture capital partners. Bush will share details Tuesday when he takes his campaign to Gladbrook, Iowa, where he will meet with local farmers and small business owners at John Putney’s Farm. He poked fun at Bush, but he started with a short jab at Trump — Colbert’s guest on Tuesday’s Late Show. “It makes sense that Florida likes Trump,” Colbert said. “I mean, they’re used to life-sized cartoon characters with giant heads.” The Bush ribbing centered around a new ad attacking Trump’s negativity, put out by Bush’s super PAC.

The former Florida governor was forced to halt his speech before the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Houston on Monday to remind those shouting that he supports a pathway to citizenship for children of people in the US illegally, a group often called “DREAMers.” They take their name from the acronym for legislation that lays out a process toward citizenship for immigrant children who were brought into the country illegally and grew up in the US. It’s a good ad, Colbert said, but you know it’s a bad sign when Bush’s own super PAC drops the trademark exclamation point in his name. “What’s next?” he said. “Jeb?” The other problem with the ad is that the stock footage of American greatness is mostly shot overseas — a fact that Colbert puts to good, sometimes cutting, comic effect. Mary Moreno, communications director of the Texas Organizing Project, which planned Monday’s protest, said her group wanted to call attention to “the hostile atmosphere being created by the GOP field of presidential candidates.” The demonstrators held large signs, with one asking “Who is the real Jeb Bush?” Another read “One of us?” and was paired alongside one that read “Or one of them?” The latter featured a photo of Bush with Republican front-runner Donald Trump at last Wednesday’s presidential candidates’ debate in California. But those four words refocused a campaign in desperate need of a “moment,” and signaled the extent to which Jeb Bush has become comfortable — even eager — to highlight rather than play down his family ties.

Moreno also said Republican presidential candidates were seeking to “militarise the border” at a time when the US border patrol already has thousands of border patrol agents. “It’s all crazy talk,” Moreno said. He has detailed plans to overhaul the country’s immigration system and tax code, along with a foreign policy strategy to defeat Islamic State militants.

In his speech, Bush said “a great majority of Republicans believe in immigration reform” and slammed Trump’s immigration plan to build a border wall and deport those here illegally before allowing “the good ones” to legally return. “We don’t need to build a wall. In his regulatory reform plan, Bush bashes President Barack Obama’s administration, saying it has imposed too many regulations that are costing the economy billions of dollars.

Bush’s legacy and whether the former president kept the nation safe during his eight years in office, which included the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the beginning of a war in Iraq that is still reverberating a dozen years later. Their compensation is at risk, too, but they don’t get to treat their income like a capital gain.” Speaking of fairness: Mass transit riders should get the same tax break as car commuters, say 52 House members. Among Republicans, the 43rd president is more popular now than at any point since leaving office, but Americans overall still have mixed feelings about him.

That’s why Democrats — and some of his Republican rivals — seized on Jeb Bush’s debate comments as evidence of a candidate blindly loyal to a family member still reviled by many voters. “We’re not going to let Jeb Bush rewrite history,” said Brad Woodhouse, head of Americans United for Change, a Democratic group that is airing television ads criticizing the Bush brothers. “If Jeb Bush really believes his brother kept us safe, how can the American people entrust their safety to Jeb Bush?” Fergus Cullen, former chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, warned recently that “Bush fatigue is real. And he claimed that the Endangered Species Act has “done little to protect the (northern spotted owl) and much to decimate” the Northwest’s timber industry. However, Bush would turn off conservative voters if it looked like he was disavowing his family for the sake political gamesmanship.” Last Friday, speaking once again in Michigan, he echoed those earlier comments by suggesting that he is uniquely qualified to restore the country’s international relations. “I know how to do this because, yes, I am a Bush,” he told the crowd. “I happened to see two really good presidents develop relationships with other countries.” The day after the debate, the Bush campaign tweeted out a picture of George W. Senate pressure grows to ditch the “Cadillac Tax.” Nevada Republican Dean Heller and New Mexico Democrat Martin Heinrich introduced a bill to repeal the 40 percent tax on high cost health insurance plans yesterday. Under its Taxpayer Bill of Rights, the state had to waive taxes on recreational marijuana on September 16 because revenues exceeded budget expectations.

Bush, before quickly pivoting to share his own history. “All of my mistakes I made in my life are my own doing; they have nothing to do with my family,” he said. “I have a great family. He left office with a 37 percent favorability rating; 62 percent of Americans viewed him unfavorably, according to a January 2009 Washington Post-ABC News poll. If the City Council passes the measure after a hearing September 24, the proposal would need to be approved by the state legislature and signed by the governor.

Bush told the Chicago Council on Global Affairs in February that “there were mistakes in Iraq for sure.” But he also said the 2007 troop “surge” ordered by his brother “was one of the most heroic acts of courage politically that any president’s done.” “If they’ve had any executive experience, they’ve had to deal with two Republican administrations,” he told a voter who asked him about his team while visiting the Iowa State Fair in August. “Who were the people who were presidents, the last two Republicans? I’m my own person.” In March, a 19-year-old college student confronted Bush about his belief that the Islamic State has been an outgrowth of the Obama administration’s decision to withdraw U.S. military forces from Iraq. Our guest bloggers are not employed or directed by the Monitor and the views expressed are the bloggers’ own, as is responsibility for the content of their blogs. Bush’s decision to begin the Iraq war that laid the groundwork for the terrorist group. “We respectfully disagree,” Bush told Ziedrich, adding later: “You can rewrite history all you want, but the simple fact is that we’re in a much more unstable place because America pulled back.” In last week’s debate, George W. Bush had avoided engaging in campaign politics — privately warning his brother and top-flight GOP donors that he would quickly become a political liability.

Bush headlined a fundraiser in New York this month and he has other upcoming fundraising dates scheduled in Texas, Arkansas, Colorado and Washington, D.C.

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