Fox Hollow, FL – Many non-Floridians always wonder why we Floridians hate Jeb Bush as much as we do, and why Floridians consider him to be a corrupt, phony conservative, libtard. Seriously, at one point back at the end of his term as Governor a number of Floridians on both sides of the political aisle burned Jeb Bush in effigy.
Essentially long story short… Jeb Bush’s primary financial overlord was Lehman Brothers which bankrolled his lengthy career as Florida’s Governor, and his brother’s back-to-back Presidential campaigns. When you get down to it Lehman Brothers has had the Bush family in their back pocket since the 1970’s when George Bush Sr. left the CIA and began his political career.
For the first few terms Jeb was a great Governor as he actually listened to the people of Florida, however around term three’ish Jeb began to ignore the voters and began to enact outright liberal policies that left everyone confused. One of the most liberal policy moves of the Jeb Bush Admin. as Florida’s Governor was when he personally ordered the Confederate Battle Flag on the grounds of the Governors Mansion in Tallahassee removed, and the Confederate War Memorial where the Battle Flag flew torn down and destroyed. This is around the same time that Jeb changed his voter registration identity from White to Hispanic. You could say he pulled an Elizabeth Warren who faked being a Native American on her college job application.
Jeb also fought his own party in the Florida Legislature to block repeated attempts to pass the Castle Doctrine, enhanced Concealed Carry laws, and worked with RINO’s down in Miami to block Open Carry from EVER passing.
When his final term as Governor rolled around ole Jeb sold his soul to the devil (Lehman Brothers) by handing them the entire Florida Pension System which at the time had been the most successful Government run pension system in America. Well, when 2008 rolled around and the bottom fell out of the housing market Leham Brothers went bankrupt and the Florida Pension System took heavy losses and nearly went bankrupt as well. Today the Florida Pension System is still a shell of its former self and the State of Florida has been trying to rebuild the mess that they inherited from Jeb Bush.
Jeb Bush took $250 Million dollars in pension fund dollars and handed it to Lehman Brothers who took that $250 Million bucks and turned it into a $1 Billion dollar hit to Florida’s economy. A hit mind you, that we are still paying for, and will be paying for over the next forty years.
Meanwhile, ole Jeb personally profited from the transition and ultimate destruction of the Florida pension system with an ultra-lucrative consultant job with Lehman Brothers to the tune of $1.3 million a year, which paid a total of $29 million. Maybe you should read that statement again, and let it sink in.
Do you see what this RINO libtard did? He basically took a differed $30 million dollar bribe from Lehman Brothers in exchange for destroying the Florida Pension System for countless of hardworking Florida Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Educators, and many other employees, as well as destroying Florida’s economy and this ass-clown has the nerve to claim that he is a conservative??!!!!
To make issues even worse, after leaving the Governors Mansion and taking his fake job that only exists to cover up the bribe money, Jeb’s buddies back in Tallahassee within the Florida State Board of Administration (SBA) — a three-member body that makes investment decisions about state pension funds and whose ranks had recently included one Jeb Bush — gave Lehman additional business!!!
Do you believe how corrupt this man is?
The three-person panel which again consisted of Jeb Bush a paid lackey of Lehman Brothers and two other stooges that Jeb appointed to the board while he was a sitting governor purchased $842 million worth of separate investments in Lehman’s mortgage-backed securities. Over the course of one year from June 2007 to June 2008, the SBA would shift an additional $420 million of pension money into the same fund in which the state had begun investing under Bush.
In short, during Bush’s first year working for Lehman, his former colleagues in Tallahassee, the state capital, moved vast sums of Florida pension money into the doomed Wall Street investment bank, even as warnings about its financial troubles began to emerge.
Former government officials and ethics experts say the sequence of transactions raises significant questions.
“This is a breathtaking conflict of interest going on here,” said Craig Holman, governmental ethics lobbyist with Public Citizen, a good-government group. “This cost Florida very dearly, and it enriched Jeb Bush.”
Jeff Connaughton, author of the book “The Payoff: Why Wall Street Always Wins,” said the transactions illustrate a larger culture that dominates the politics of finance.
“The Bush family is so wired that Jeb Bush would be incredibly valuable to Lehman even without him having thrown some business their direction,” said Connaughton, the former chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Ted Kaufman, a Democrat who served on the panel that investigated financial fraud after the bank crisis of 2008. “The fact that he did shows once again that there is utterly zero deterrence preventing public officials from being on the receiving end of pay to play when they leave office. It’s par for the course — it has the appearance that Bush was using his public office for personal gain.”
After Lehman Brothers and the State of Florida both went belly up in no small part thanks to Bush, ole Jeb jumped ship in 2008 and joined British banking giant Barclays as an adviser and held that title until late 2014, when he decided to end his career as a corrupt lackey of Wallstreet robber barons and wrapped himself in the flag for his failed and embarrassing 2016 presidential run in which Donald Trump made him his bitch.
Can you imagine the economic harm that Bush could have done had he managed to somehow get past Trump in the primaries and sneak into the White House?
Florida originally began investing money in Lehman in 2005, while Bush was the highest profile member of the SBA, which oversees the $150 billion pension fund. The Bush-led SBA that year committed $176 million to Lehman; in 2006, as Florida moved another $87 million into the Lehman investment, the firm hired Jeb Bush’s cousin, George Herbert Walker, to run the firm’s investment management division.
The next year, Lehman offered the outgoing Florida governor the consulting job. Bush had worked briefly at a Texas-based bank after college, but he lacked significant Wall Street experience.
Most of the investment losses that hit Florida starting in July 2007 were tied to the Lehman mortgage-backed securities bought the year Bush began his employment at the firm.
“The policy question that this kind of situation raises is whether the public can have confidence that the decision to send business to Lehman was affected in any way by the prospects of what might happen after Bush left the government,” said Kathleen Clark, a leading ethics expert and law professor at Washington University St. Louis. “The question is whether the public interest is safeguarded or is, instead, at risk because public officials may be making decisions with a view towards ingratiating themselves to future clients and employers,” she said.
Wait, the corruption continues with ole Jeb!
While Governor of Florida, ole Jeb approved a very controversial land deal in South Florida in which a major logging company by the name of Rayonier was allowed to log a heavily protected region of South Florida that used to be home to over 30 Florida Panthers which are one of the most endangered animal species in the world. The result was the deaths of about three Florida Panthers and the destruction of a massive old growth forest that should have been off-limits (FYI – there are only about 600 alive so 3 deaths is a huge number). In exchange for this, ole Jeb got a $1 million dollar check after he left office.
How is this even legal!!! Jeb belongs in a small 4×4 cell over in Stark, FL with all of the other dangerous felons.
So again, let me state this one more time.
When a fake phony RINO libtard like Jeb Bush says that he won’t vote for Donald Trump because he isn’t a “real conservative” keep in mind that Jeb has never been a conservative. Jeb is a libtard fake conservative that bankrupted the Florida Government in an effort to enrich himself and allowed a logging company to destroy hundreds of acres of protected swampland that resulted in the deaths of three Florida Panthers in another effort to enrich himself again.
So when he criticizes Trump on conservatism, this is a compliment in favor of Trump because this means that Trump scares Jeb.
Jeb criticizing Trump on conservatism is like Hillary or Obama doing it. It’s a hollow statement when it comes from a corrupt phony like Jeb!
Article by: Kevin Fett email@example.com
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