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You Might Be A Failed Presidential Candidate If...

Postby John Q. Public » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:35 pm

Is it just ego to run for President as your city is bleeding out? What are our men in blue doing about this? Does anybody know the Chief?



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Re: You Might Be A Failed Presidential Candidate If...

Postby Happy Mom » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:31 pm

Most of the comments I read, even in the liberal South Bend Tribune, are extremely critical of him and what he has and hasn't done for South Bend. To me he sounds like a white Obama....nothing to him, and running on ego.... :violin:
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Re: You Might Be A Failed Presidential Candidate If...

Postby Ideal Baloney » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:08 pm

Happy Mom wrote:Most of the comments I read, even in the liberal South Bend Tribune, are extremely critical of him and what he has and hasn't done for South Bend. To me he sounds like a white Obama....nothing to him, and running on ego.... :violin:



Only one discernable difference between P-Butt and Obama: One is openly homosexual and the other is still in the closet, er, bath house. :whistle:
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Re: You Might Be A Failed Presidential Candidate If...

Postby Happy Mom » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:43 pm

Ideal Baloney wrote:
Happy Mom wrote:Most of the comments I read, even in the liberal South Bend Tribune, are extremely critical of him and what he has and hasn't done for South Bend. To me he sounds like a white Obama....nothing to him, and running on ego.... :violin:



Only one discernable difference between P-Butt and Obama: One is openly homosexual and the other is still in the closet, er, bath house. :whistle:

EXACTLY! :lol:
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Re: You Might Be A Failed Presidential Candidate If...

Postby Happy Mom » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:31 pm

Buttigieg plans meeting with civil rights activist Sharpton


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By Associated Press | Posted: Mon 9:59 AM, Apr 29, 2019 | Updated: Mon 10:20 AM, Apr 29, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is stepping up his outreach to African Americans by meeting with a leading civil rights activist, the Rev. Al Sharpton.

The mayor of South Bend plans to have lunch Monday with the founder of the National Action Network at the famed Sylvia's Restaurant in Harlem.

The large group of Democratic presidential candidates includes a record number of women and minorities, and white candidates are discussing racism and white privilege as they work to connect with voters of color.

Buttigieg has said that "any white candidate needs to show a level of consciousness around issues like white privilege."

He plans to focus on black voters during a visit to South Carolina next month that includes a stop at a historically black university.

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Re: You Might Be A Failed Presidential Candidate If...

Postby Happy Mom » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:42 am

South Bend's Buttigieg, civil rights activist Sharpton meet
By ERRIN HAINES WHACK Associated Press 11 hrs ago

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Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg, from South Bend, Indiana, and civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton, right, President of National Action Network, hold a lunch meeting at Sylvia's Restaurant in Harlem, New York, Monday, April 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, Pool)

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NEW YORK — Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg met Monday with the Rev. Al Sharpton, as the Indiana mayor faces scrutiny of his record on race and is stepping up his outreach to African Americans.

Buttigieg and the civil rights leader met for lunch in Harlem at Sylvia's Restaurant, a cornerstone of black American culture where Sharpton has long brokered difficult racial conversations with embattled political leaders.

Buttigieg said Sharpton suggested the meeting, which he says occurred as his campaign is "working to broaden our coalition."

"I've talked a lot about generational change and generational politics, and one of the things I know I needed to do is to be in touch with every generation in the struggle for equality," Buttigieg said.

Buttigieg said Sharpton wanted to know about his experience as mayor of South Bend and some of his most challenging times as mayor.

"It's been complex, and it's really formed me in terms of my understanding of race, politics, policy and community," Buttigieg said.

The 37-year-old veteran and Rhodes Scholar has gained in popularity since joining the 2020 race earlier this year.

Along with the increased name recognition have come questions about his record in South Bend, where shortly after taking office Buttigieg fired the city's first black police chief, and about issues of housing and inequality in the city.

Buttigieg said racial justice and equality are important to him, and an important part of South Bend's story.

"One thing I learned early in is having good intentions is not enough and that things don't look the same depending on your life experience. Policing to economic inclusion, just because you're trying generically to take care of everybody, doesn't mean that support will reach everybody in the same way," he said.

"There are too many structural — and in many cases, intentionally built — barriers to that. If you're not equally intentional about tearing down those barriers, you're gonna come up short. Our community held me accountable on that, they really educated me on that."

Buttigieg spent more than an hour at the restaurant, where he ate fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and collard greens before shaking hands with customers.

Earlier this month, Buttigieg was among several Democratic presidential candidates who attended Sharpton's National Action Network conference in New York, where he was asked to explain his use of the phrase "all lives matter" in the early days of the Black Lives Matter movement. The mayor said he meant to show solidarity with the movement but stopped using the phrase when he realized it was antagonistic.

Buttigieg has also said he's "learned some hard lessons" as mayor, including on race, and that "any white candidate needs to show a level of consciousness around issues like white privilege."

He plans to focus on black voters during a visit to South Carolina next month that includes a stop at a historically black university.

Sharpton sat down with another 2020 Democratic hopeful, California Sen. Kamala Harris, in February amid criticism of her record as a prosecutor.

Associated Press reporter Sara Burnett in Chicago contributed to this report.
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Re: You Might Be A Failed Presidential Candidate If...

Postby Happy Mom » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:59 pm

Pete Buttigieg's high college debt draws attention to the issue
By Michelle R. Smith Associated Press 13 hrs ago

Buttigieg's high college debt draws attention to the issue
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, is introduced May 20 by his husband Chasten Glezman, right, during a fundraiser at the Wynwood Walls, in Miami.


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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg knows firsthand the burden of six-figure student loan debt. He and his husband, Chasten, are far from alone, though, and their personal college indebtedness is helping to keep the issue on the national stage.

With loans totaling more than $130,000, they are among the 43 million people in the United States who owe federal student loan debt.

The debtors are so numerous and the total debt so high — more than $1.447 trillion, according to federal statistics — that several of the Democratic candidates have made major policy proposals to address the crisis.

Student loan debt is often discussed as an issue that mostly affects millennials, but it cuts across age groups. Federal statistics show that about 7.8 million people age 50 and older owe a combined $291.9 billion in student loans. People age 35 to 49, a group that covers older millennials such as Buttigieg as well as Generation X, owe $548.4 billion. That group includes more than 14 million people.

If elected, Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, would likely be the first president with student loan debt.

Buttigieg often speaks about the experience that he and his husband have had with student loan debt. Buttigieg graduated from Harvard in 2004, then won a Rhodes scholarship and graduated from Oxford in 2007. The mayor previously told Vice that he got through school without much debt, but that Chasten racked up loans while getting bachelor’s and master’s degrees to become a teacher.

In his financial disclosure filed with the Office of Government Ethics in mid-May, Buttigieg reported that he and his husband have between $110,000 and $265,000 in student loan debt. The report requires a range rather than a specific dollar amount. Chris Meagher, a campaign spokesman, said the exact amount is $131,296.

Americans with student loans owe on average $33,000, so the Buttigiegs’ debt is on the high end. They are among the 2.8 million Americans who owe more than $100,000 in federal student loan debt.

Meagher did not answer questions about whether the loans belong to Buttigieg or his husband, or both.

The disclosure statement shows that the couple has 20 loans outstanding, with interest rates ranging from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, on loans that were opened between 2009 and 2017. Fifteen of those accounts, more than $100,000 of the balance, were reported to be on an income-based repayment plan.

Buttigieg has spoken about making it easier to refinance student loan debt. During a town hall hosted by Fox News, he discussed expanding the federal Pell grant program and making it easier to pay off debt through public service. On his website, he called for middle- and low-income families to pay “zero tuition” at public colleges, or to attend them “debt free.”

Buttigieg has also called for more support for students who enter public service, such as teaching.

Seven 2020 presidential contenders have proposed legislation in the Senate to do that. The bill would simplify and expand a program that forgives federal loans for public service workers who make 120 monthly loan payments while working for a government agency or qualified nonprofit. Only about 1% of borrowers who applied to the program were approved.

Former Vice President Joe Biden made a call for a similar simplification and expansion Tuesday in a speech in Houston before one of the nation’s largest teachers’ unions.

One of the most detailed plans to help solve the problem has come from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts, who says she would entirely erase student debt for 75% of borrowers while making public colleges and universities free. Her plan would be paid for by a tax on “ultra-millionaires,” those households with a net worth of $50 million or more. Warren wants to cancel $50,000 in student loan debt for each borrower with a household income under $100,000 and would cancel smaller amounts for those who earn more.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, has outlined a plan to make public universities tuition-free and says he wants to lower student loan rates and “substantially lower student debt.”

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, of Texas, stops short of advocating for programs to cancel all debt, like Warren wants to do. Instead, he has suggested wiping away debt for people who go into jobs where there’s a manpower shortage, such as doctors in rural areas, but it’s not clear which professions would qualify.

He also has said he wants to give Americans two years of free tuition at community colleges, make four-year state universities debt-free for those with low and modest incomes and allow borrowers to refinance student loans at lower interest rates.

Sen. Kamala Harris, of California, has publicly called for debt-free college, wants to allow people to refinance their loans at a lower interest rate, base repayment on income and simplify financial aid applications to make it easier for needy students to apply.

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Re: You Might Be A Failed Presidential Candidate If...

Postby Happy Mom » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:32 am


Buttigieg's big accomplishment that he never mentions on the campaign trail
The South Bend mayor and presidential hopeful crafted a unique way to lend a hand to the city's undocumented immigrants. Why doesn't he talk about it?

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg initiated a program in 2016 to issue "community resident" cards to undocumented immigrants in South Bend, Indiana.Kamil Krzaczynski / AFP - Getty Images file

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By Adam Edelman
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — It was 2016 and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg had a problem.

Wanting to coax the small city's approximately 4,500 undocumented immigrants out of the shadows to help them access services, Buttigieg toyed with the idea of some type of municipal identification card for those who couldn't obtain driver's licenses or other government ID's.

The result was an innovative, first-of-its-kind governmentally endorsed, privately run program — one Buttigieg could tout on the presidential primary campaign trail where Latinos are a key voting group. But he never does.

Working closely with La Casa de Amistad, South Bend's main Latino outreach center, Buttigieg and the nonprofit's executive director, Sam Centellas, imagined a "Community Resident Card" program in which the IDs would be paid for, created and distributed by the group — a private organization — not the city.


Buttigieg's part to make it all work was to sign an executive order requiring local services and institutions — like law enforcement, schools, the water utility and libraries — to accept the card as a valid form of identification. The city also enlisted local businesses, such as financial institutions and drugstores, so cardholders could open bank accounts and pick up prescriptions.




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As a result, undocumented immigrants in South Bend are now able to partake in many routine aspects of daily life. And they can do so without fear that their names or immigration status might end up in the hands of authorities or anti-immigrant groups. That's because La Casa, as a private organization, isn't bound by requests for public records the way the city might be if it were running the program.

Centellas said his group doesn't even keep a list of people with cards, which each cost $25 for those who can afford to pay.
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Image:La Casa De Amistad Youth and Community Executive Director Center Sam Centellas, on April 15, 2019 In South Bend, Indiana. Joshua Lott / for NBC News

"It's a great way to provide benefits to people without the strings and risks attached to a traditional municipal ID card," Centellas said.

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More than two years later, 2,153 cards have been distributed (about half of the estimated undocumented population) in South Bend (pop. 100,000), with another 1,035 in use in nearby Goshen, which put in place an identical program, also run by La Casa.

Similar programs have been rolled out in Trenton, New Jersey, and Northfield, Minnesota, proposed in Indianapolis and discussed in Austin, Texas.

La Casa de Amistad produces the cards with their own equipment at their South Bend headquarters.La Casa de Amistad produces the cards with their own equipment at their South Bend headquarters.La Casa de Amistad
But despite having developed a novel approach to benefit a community in need, Buttigieg doesn't mention it at campaign events as part of his South Bend record of accomplishments. And the program isn't promoted on his campaign website, nor given a word in his memoir, "Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and Model for America Future"

Why? ( Maybe because it is against the law?)

"Well, it's certainly something we're proud of. I could probably talk about it more,” Buttigieg told NBC News. "It's probably an undervalued approach. And one more example where you have a national challenge, where, if the city steps up, you can really make an impact."


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