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John Poet

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Jeb Bush Evading Contribution Limits, Exploits "Non-candidate" status

'Ol Jeb seems to be killing off whatever is left of law-and-order regarding presidential campaign finance, by keeping himself in non-candidate "exploratory" status while they try to raise that hundred million dollars by the end of this month, a previously stated goal... even though everyone knows he's running, he is retaining "non-candidate" status for an extended period of time to evade limits on the amounts of individual contributions to his committee!

If he can do this and get away with it, then everyone else will have to do the same to remain competitive, and the laws become a joke (but that's kind of the Bush way, isn't it? "The laws are meant for other people, Standard operating procedure"

(from article)
"As Jeb Bush continues a torrid fundraising schedule across the country, he is pushing new boundaries of campaign finance law, exploiting his status as a non-candidate to avoid contribution limits and amass a cash pile already in the tens of millions"

"Watchdog groups are alarmed, saying Bush’s actions are highly questionable, if not a direct violation of law, and could lead others to do the same, threatening to upend what is left of campaign finance law."

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Jeb Bush Endorsed Airline Whose DC-9 Crashed with 5.5 Tons Of Cocaine Headed for U.S.

((This is a strange little story from 2006-2007 that was being dug into by a muckraking website based in Florida. I can't recall ever hearing about it in the mainstream press. There are even tie-ins to Iran-contra and 9/11. Some things were never fully explained in the first article, such as: How did Jeb Bush's Florida transportation department manage to put a drug-running airline company in charge of airport security?! I suppose it may have something to do with the fact that the plane was later found to have been owned by a major donor to-- President George W. Bush! It just seems to highlight the corruption of the Bushes... and Jeb in particular seems to have a talent for hooking up with crooks who later get busted...))

Jeb Bush Endorsed Drug-Running Florida Airline, FAA Stonewalls Releasing Ownership Records

by Daniel Hopsicker (June 22, 2006)

Less than two weeks before the company declared bankruptcy which owned the DC9 recently busted in Mexico with 5.5 tons of cocaine onboard, Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s Department of Transportation issued a press release touting the firm’s bright future in Homeland Security and announcing it had been selected to be the state’s primary provider of airport security applications.

This is not the first time Jeb Bush has been involved endorsing a drug trafficking aviation company. Nor is it the first time SkyWay Aircraft has been the recipient of unexplained government favoritism.

The Federal Aviation Administration, for example, has been doing SkyWay a major solid…

Two months and eleven days after the firm’s American-registered DC9 was caught carrying 5.5 tons of cocaine in Campeche, Mexico destined for distribution in the U.S., the FAA is still stonewalling requests for the release of what are—by statue— public records of the registration and ownership of the plane.

In a twisted perversion of the U.S. Government’s so-called War on Drugs, the FAA is “Just Saying No” to the American people, who are not allowed to know if an American Drug Lord may have been responsible for the last doomed flight of “Cocaine One.”

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(Yes, this is my website. I am trying to aggregate Jeb Bush campaign news along with the history of the dirt under the fingernails of ALL the Bushes... thus the aged story being re-introduced here.)

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