“The brother of the president who initiated the TARP, Bush is the only candidate in the "top tier" of the Republican primary who has publicly supported the policy.
“I think, given the circumstances of the potential for a meltdown that would have been hard to recover, some support was appropriate,” he told a congressional panel in 2012. Later, Bush added, “I would argue that maybe enforcement was where the problem was, not the fact that we had a deregulated financial industry. So, for a short-term solution to a problem that had global implications, I think that was probably the right thing to do.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/04/2016-republican-primary-banks_n_7207142.html
“The storied bank hired former Gov. Jeb Bush as a consultant in June 2007, five months after he left office.” http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/florida-stands-to-lose-1-billion-because-of-lehman-brothers-bankruptcy/1007445
“After Jeb Bush, a son of the President, and a partner bought a Miami office building using money an associate had borrowed from a local savings and loan, the Federal Government wound up repaying most of the loan.
The savings institution became insolvent, and the Government paid more than $4 million to make good the loan as part of the bailout of the savings industry. Mr. Bush and his partner negotiated a settlement with regulators in which they repaid $505,000 and retained control of the building. While they still have a $7 million mortgage to pay on that property, the settlement with the Government lifted from their backs a $4.565 million second mortgage. http://www.nytimes.com/1990/10/14/us/a-savings-and-loan-bailout-and-bush-s-son-jeb.html
“A price tag is now emerging for what last year's collapse of investment giant Lehman Brothers could cost the state of Florida: more than $1 billion.” http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/florida-stands-to-lose-1-billion-because-of-lehman-brothers-bankruptcy/1007445
“From September through December of 2008, Barclays benefitted from $8.5 billion in taxpayer dollars that were used to bail out failing insurance giant AIG, according to a 2009 report in Politico. A spokeswoman for the governor said, however, he didn't join the firm until March 20, 2009.” http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/18/politics/bush-barclays-bailout/index.html
And he has earned millions from his work as an adviser to Lehman Brothers and Barclays, the company that took much of the bank over, according to executives familiar with his arrangements. Today, his pay from Barclays exceeds $1 million a year, these people said. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/21/us/politics/jeb-bushs-rush-to-make-money-may-be-hurdle.html?_r=0
98% of funds raised for BH Global Aviation which Bush was Chairman of were from non-Americans.
“Documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Nov. 27 list Bush as chairman and manager of a new offshore private equity fund, BH Global Aviation, which raised $61 million in September, largely from foreign investors. In November the fund incorporated in the United Kingdom and Wales—a structure, several independent finance lawyers say, that operates like a tax haven by allowing overseas investors to avoid U.S. taxes and regulations.” http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/features/2014-12-11/jeb-bush-has-a-mitt-romney-problem