The policies being discussed, he said, could hurt the U.S. economy at a time Americans are struggling to recover from the recession, the AP reports.
“I worry about the economic impact for our country,” Bush said during a visit to Iowa, the first-in-the-nation caucus state. President Barack Obama is pushing to put a price, such as a tax, on pollution to fight global climate change.
“I worry that — put aside intentions — these proposals could have an impact on the here-and-now on people that are really struggling right now,” Bush added. “I’d be uncertain whether I would attend a meeting like that where it seems like the movement is toward policies that would hurt our economy.” Read more here.