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Jeb Bush’s top 15 accomplishments while Florida governor

Jeb Bush 22By Lynn R. Mitchell

Jeb Bush was Florida’s first two-term Republican governor, serving from 1999-2007, and Newsmax listed the top 15 accomplishments of this conservative leader during his eight-year tenure:

1. Jobs — Florida added more than 1.3 million jobs under Bush, a huge boom compared to other states on both an absolute and per-capita basis. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that, in comparison, Texas added 2.25 million jobs during Rick Perry’s 14 years as governor, and Wisconsin added 162,000 jobs during Scott Walker’s first four-year term, The Des Moines Register reported.

2. Unemployment — Florida’s unemployment rate was only 3.4 percent when Bush left office in 2007, a full point below the national average, according to CNN.

3. Taxes
— Bush has never signed Grover Norquist’s “no new tax” pledge, but did slash Florida’s taxes by $19 billion, offering sales tax holidays, cutting emissions fees, and reducing investor taxes, among other things.
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