2016 Elections

Secret to Jeb's 4 Percent Growth Plan? Immigrants

A Florida governor would know that newcomers boost gross domestic product.

Big growth. Big immigration.

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Jeb Bush is banking on 4 percent. That's the annual rate of growth in gross domestic product that he's forecasting for a Bush presidency. “There is not a reason in the world why we cannot grow at a rate of 4 percent a year,” Bush said in June when he officially announced his campaign.

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