Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-YOU; YOUR INSIGHT Readers Share Views: Better or Worse off with Jeb Bush?

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-YOU; YOUR INSIGHT Readers Share Views: Better or Worse off with Jeb Bush?

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Last week's topic: Is Florida better off or worse off than it was eight years ago? What are the highlights and lowlights of Jeb Bush's term in office? What will he be remembered for?

Jeb Bush has made an excellent governor for Florida. We have been proud of what he stands for and his record. He is the perfect example of what a person should be to be a governor: even-tempered, patriotic, and of good character. He would make a very good president of the United States.

Ruth Sherwood

Jeb Bush has proven, to our detriment, that he is in many ways his brother's brother. Whether it's going back on promises involving off-shore drilling [or] class-size legislation, or his continued soldiering on to subvert the public education system through vouchers and the anti-educational and destructive FCAT exams. He, alas, like the president, is beholden to the private interests who more and more want to lay claim to to the public sector.

anonymous

In reference to Jeb Bush and his legacy, the best example of how great a governor he has been is to look at the mess that Louisiana had because they did not have appropriate government management. Not federal, government -- local government, [and] state.

anonymous female

I think Jeb Bush has been an awesome governor. First of all, the most prominent thing is the hurricanes and the way he's handled our hurricane care here. He had first responders -- it was awesome. He's cut taxes. He has introduced education programs that were wonderful. He tried to put in vouchers, which would have been wonderful for the disadvantaged children, but we didn't get to keep that, did we? He's cut taxes. We are ending up his term with a huge, huge, billion-dollar budget surplus. Our economy is roaring. He is an awesome governor. He would be a wonderful senator. He would be a wonderful president. And God bless him.

anonymous female

Jeb Bush looks and acts like a governor. We should be glad to have him in charge in our state. He has improved the school system with his innovative program. His get-tough-on-crime program has been effective. His tax cuts have resulted in more businesses locating here. …

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