LPA Foundation

Issues Forum: Jeb Bush

Taxes

Taxes

Taxes and the South Carolina Republican Debate

February 15, 2016

There were three interesting exchanges on taxes in the South Carolina GOP debate. Below is the transcript of each one followed by my brief take on it. Cruz on the VAT MODERATOR: Senator Cruz…[y]ou have proposed a consumption tax. You call it a flat tax. Some analysts compare it more akin to a value added tax. […]

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Education

Education

Where the Candidates Stand on Higher Education

February 12, 2016

After a nail-biter finish in Iowa, the New Hampshire primary ended up being a blowout, with Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump each finishing about 20 points ahead of their closest rivals. As the race moves to South Carolina and Nevada, it is worth pausing for a moment to understand what might come to pass in […]

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Economic Growth

Economic Growth

Healthy Economic Growth Is Our Missing Ingredient

February 8, 2016

This year’s Republican presidential race has generated an unusual number of unusually bad ideas — Donald Trump on Muslims, Ted Cruz on carpet bombing, Marco Rubio on male footwear. It has also has produced one of the best: Jeb Bush’s 4 percent plan. No, that wasn’t his desired share of the vote in the Iowa […]

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Environment & Energy

Environment & Energy

Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Eminent Domain, and the Keystone XL Pipeline

February 8, 2016

There’s no question that one of the most memorable exchanges in last night’s GOP debate in New Hampshire came over the question of eminent domain, the constitutionally sanctioned taking of private property for public use. Donald Trump is for robust use of eminent domain, including instances that most people would agree constitute eminent-domain abuse. That […]

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Advisor Veronique de Rugy

Advisor Veronique de Rugy - LPA Foundation Policy Advisor

Cruz Slays the Ethanol Dragon

February 5, 2016

Whatever one thinks of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, when it comes to fighting against the unhealthy marriage of government and big companies (also known as cronyism), he has been more principled and courageous than all of the other remaining candidates in this race. Case in point: Even though on the campaign trail in Iowa, and in […]

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