Jeb Bush: Energy, Immigration and Education Reform Crucial
Saint Leo, Florida – Evening rains didn’t deter a sizable crowd attending the kickoff of the 4th Annual International Business Conference at Saint Leo University on Wednesday. The keynote speaker, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, didn’t miss a beat in describing possible cures to America’s ills. His speech, dubbed Leading in a Climate of Change was well received.
Bush turned attention to the importance of energy independence, where he emphasized the significance of inexpensive natural gas production and use, among other forms of change.
In bipartisan fashion, Bush also laid out ideas that would enhance the American workforce through comprehensive immigration reform.
“The country needs to control the borders and enforce the rule of law, but also should provide a pathway to legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants already here if they pay a fine, learn English and abide by the law.
To me…and I’m here at this great Catholic institution and this is what my church teaches me… it is completely un-American to require people living in the shadows,” Bush said.
Education reform was discussed, as the former governor was quick to point out the lack of higher paying jobs and opportunities for graduades. Bush also sees education reform as a means of staying prepared for the other two issues, energy and immigration reform. A stronger, growing economy depends on it, he said.
Many republicans are hopeful Jeb Bush will run for president in 2016. While the former governor didn’t discount as much, he also wouldn’t confirm it, making humor instead of election talk.
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