Move Over, Maggie and Ron!
Bush and other libertarian-style thinkers that have gained prominence in Washington, D.C. in recent decades champion markets in the extreme. They are enthusiasts of laissez faire who oppose strong governmental intervention in the affairs of individuals and businesses. Libertarians prefer to reduce government’s activities to a few essential services such as defending the public from foreign threats and protecting citizens from criminals. They seek the privatization of state-run programs (such as Social Security) and massive tax cuts. Often they advance their goal of limited government by squeezing the budgets of social programs.
Still there? Good. Just wanted to make sure nobody's laughed himself into an aneurism, or needs to be fitted for a truss, or anything.
When Mr. Bush retires, assuming he isn't appointed El Supremo for life, he can probably look forward to a distinguished career at the Adam Smith Institute.