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Sleazy Jeb Bush: He Paid Off George Bush's Campaign Contributors With Billions From Florida's Pension Funds

He's a racist who suppressed the minority vote during the 2000 election so his brother George could be illegally forced on Americans as president. And then he paid off his brother's contributors with billions of dollars from the pensions of Florida's retirees.

Illustration by DonkeyHotey.
Illustration by DonkeyHotey.

By Zaid Jilani
Over at the International Business Times, Andrew Perez, David Sirota and Matthew Cunningham-Cook have the scoop on how former Florida governor Jeb Bush, currently weighing a 2016 bid, steered billions of dollars from his state's pension funds to the fundraisers of his brother, George W. Bush.
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The IBT report lists 19 top George W. Bush fundraisers, dubbed as “Pioneers” and “Rangers” by the campaign, whose firms received business from the state of Florida, amounting to $1.7 billion of retirement money. The firms include Morgan Stanley, UBS, the Carlyle Group, JP Morgan, and Lehman Brothers, among others. Altogether, these top firms gave $5 million to former president George W. Bush, the Republican National Committee and the Republican Party of Florida. That means they received 340 times what they gave to these GOP committee organizations.

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