Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush, speaking at the Detroit Economic Club on Wednesday, laid out his platform for his presidential run. One aspect of this foundation was growth. “I don’t think the US should settle for anything less than 4 percent growth a year, which is about twice our current average. At that rate, the middle class will thrive again”, he stated. Only 4 of the last 16 presidents have seen growth at or above 4% during their terms: Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, and Clinton in his second term. President Obama, on the other hand, has presided over a period of weak growth, with a rate of 2.06 during his first term. Jeb Bush may be expecting a boom by the time he reaches office, as perhaps Obama and his administration has borne the brunt of the recovery and paved the way. In any case, a 4% growth rate is certainly an ambitious platform to run on.