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Pete Buttigieg Proposes ‘Free’ College for Families Earning Under $100K

Pete Buttigieg Proposes ‘Free’ College for Families Earning Under $100K

“part of a package of new economic policies aimed at boosting the fortunes of middle- and working-class Americans”

This is being held up as a moderate plan, in comparison to what Bernie and Elizabeth Warren are proposing. That is not an accident.

The Washington Post reports:

Pete Buttigieg proposes free college for Americans earning under $100,000 in his new economic plan

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg unveiled a plan Friday to make tuition at four-year public colleges free for families earning up to $100,000. The move is part of a package of new economic policies aimed at boosting the fortunes of middle- and working-class Americans and positioning Buttigieg as a clear alternative to more liberal candidates.

While Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) have proposed making college free for everyone, Buttigieg is taking a more targeted approach of giving free tuition only to families he considers middle-class and lower. His new policy calls for reduced tuition at public universities for families earning $100,000 to $150,000 and no tuition for those below that threshold. Like several in the Democratic field, Buttigieg also proposes expanding Pell Grants to help low-income students pay for housing and fees and investing $50 billion in historically black colleges.

Buttigieg’s new economic plan includes proposals for universal prekindergarten, greater college access, major expansions of affordable housing and job training, and a bigger tax credit for the working poor. He plans to fund the $2.1 trillion worth of new expenditures over the next decade by hiking taxes on the top 1 percent of earners.

The release of the eight-page plan comes as Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., has climbed into the top tier of Democratic presidential contenders in Iowa. Buttigieg increasingly appears to be carving a policy lane that is left of former vice president Joe Biden but not nearly as far as Warren and Sanders. Nowhere is that more apparent than in Buttigieg’s college and health-care plans.


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What about all the kids that don’t care to go to college what do they get? Oh I get it they and their parents get to pay extra taxes so someone else’s kid can go.
Its always about helping the middle class and working people though.

Democratic candidates: “Free”

Inigo Montoya: “You keep using that word. I don’t think you know what it means.”

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | November 9, 2019 at 3:11 pm

Did Peter Paul’s college boy friend Mark Zuckerberg give him a free college ride?

Morning Sunshine | November 9, 2019 at 5:39 pm

There are already programs in place for those that want them. My family made a lot less than the poverty line. I was able, because of Pell grants etc. to attend college with minimal cost to me and my family 20 years ago (for reference, today the annual cost to attend Wells College today is 45k/year). It was 20k when I attended x 4 years = 80k. I would never have been able to afford that, but the programs ALREADY in place to help the poor allowed me to attend for less than 20k all told, including my student loans.

I could afford to pay for my kids college. But I am not planning to send them. College is a place for parties and drinking, and networking. Not for learning. The college bubble cannot collapse soon enough to my way of thinking

When are they going to come out with some plans to make college something worthwhile instead of a leftwing indoctrination camp?