Pete Buttigieg’s stance on the most important issues from health care to immigration

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2020 Sunday Sit-down: the 37-year-old mayor Pete Buttigieg on its core statement and the main problems.

Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., officially the 2020 presidential entered the race last month.

The 37-year-old Democrat, is in a growing field of contenders for the nomination, and the chance for the removal of President Trump. But where exactly is the thousand-year-old mayor is the Central theme for the year 2020?

Here is an overview of the young progressive attitudes is to keep issues to the voters is important, including climate change, health care, immigration, the Supreme Court, college costs, and other important topics for the year 2020.

Climate change

Buttigieg supports the Green New Deal, a progressive measure to combat climate change. The plan proposes to achieve the radical transformation of the US economy, a reduction in emissions in addition to the retrofitting and replacement in each building, in an effort to the target.

“What gets the Green New Deal legislation, it recognizes that it is also an economic opportunity. Retrofitting of buildings means a huge amount of jobs for the trades in this country,” he said on “Fox News Sunday” in March.

If the US can’t go, free of carbon by 2030, Buttigieg said he supports the free go net-carbon, which means that as much carbon as we do.

He added that the time plan to act on the climate through “reality and science” of the Congress.

Health care

Hope of the Democrats, said he was “for all”, the implementation of a single-payer system during a press conference at the beginning of this year. He said he doesn’t want to.private insurance, cut out completely, proposes to hold an all-payer rate-setting transition to health care costs down

Buttigieg has said apart from other competitors, it is not told about a role for private health insurance in the future, “Fox News Sunday” in March, he had to make “it different.”

“I think there is a role for the private sector, but quite different than what we have in the corporate system today,” he said, adding that also in the UK, the nationalised health care, private insurers still play a role.


Buttigieg has said he supports a path to citizenship for immigrants.

The mayor WSBT-TV in the year 2017, he supports the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In January, he told CBS that the deployment of troops on the border was “a waste of time.”

The Supreme Court

Buttigieg supports the expansion of the number of judges of the Supreme court from nine to 15, but it is “not just about throwing more justice on the court,” he said on “Fox News Sunday” in March. He has proposed a structural reform, which he believes is the court less political.

He has proposed that 10 judges be appointed, in the political Mode, while the remaining five can only be set by the unanimous consent of the other 10. He also mentioned other ideas, such as rotating judges from appellate courts, or setting time limits.

“We can’t go on like this, where every time there is a vacancy, there is this apocalyptic ideological struggle,” he said, adding that he supports a national debate about it, attached to what, in the framework of the Constitution.”


Buttigieg has said he is pro-choice.

During an interview on “Meet the Press” he said: abortion is a moral question, not resolved, by science. He said the woman who faces this decision should make the choice with your doctor, “a male official from imposing his interpretation of his religion.”

College Costs

Buttigieg said he is concerned about the rising student debt of college graduates in the country.

He told CNBC that the cost of College “is too expensive for too many people.” He said he supports an expansion of the Public service loan forgiveness program that would forgive student loans in exchange for public service.

Second Amendment

Buttigieg, is a member of the mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group that advocates for gun control legislation.

He supports universal background checks and refuses to allow weapons in schools, according to PBS News Hour.

The Electoral college

Buttigieg said he “absolutely” supports the abolition of the Electoral College.

Democrats have always called for their removal, after President Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election by winning the Electoral College, while Clinton has the popular vote won.

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