Are you ready for a third Bush presidency?
Former Governor Jeb Bush was on “The Today Show” this morning where he pushed for a budget with more “revenues.”
The Washington Post reported:
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) said Monday that revenue increases could be a part of a budget deal with President Obama, provided the president is willing to do big things to get the deficit under control.
During an appearance on NBC’s “The Today Show,” Bush said it’s not the time to talk about increasing taxes after what he called the biggest tax hike in American history two months ago following the fiscal cliff deal. But he also wouldn’t rule out the idea that revenues could be part of a package — something Republicans in Congress have said is off the table.
“There may be (room for revenue) if the president is sincere about dealing with our structural problems,” Bush said.
Bush, though, criticized the president for his conduct in the final days of the sequester debate, saying he “oversold” the negative consequences of the sequester.
“There was a lot of crying wolf,” Bush said. “The president kind of led the charge to say that widows and orphans were going to be out on the street. So when it didn’t happen, he actually himself had to step back on Friday to say it wasn’t going to happen that way.”