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I spent the weekend reading former-Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s policy plans. The overarching conclusion I came to after digging into all the details is that his plans are too timid to meet the crisis moment we are in. (THREAD)

truthout.org/articles/butti…
The MOST important thing about a politician is: do they listen? Can they be moved?

Pete has shown himself to be movable only by his donors. When the LGBTQ media published stories criticizing his policies, instead of listening, he just stopped reading truthout.org/articles/butti…
I start with healthcare.

Pete’s plan promises a Medicare opt-in but preserves the private insurance industry, prompting questions about how the health insurance industry may chase the remaining uninsured for profits.

Warren & Sanders embrace #Medicare4All
Abortion is also healthcare!

On medication abortion, Pete said “more research into the pros & cons & unintended consequences” is needed. But these meds, misoprostol & mifepristone, have been in use since 2000 in the U.S.

@ewarren wants it OTC. @BernieSanders: we don't know
@ewarren @BernieSanders On their disability plans.

Sanders and Warren both remove the marriage penalty for SSI (Supplementary Security Income) recipients.

Pete does not.

truthout.org/articles/butti…
@ewarren @BernieSanders immigration enforcement & criminal legal reforms:
End cash bail? Warren + Sanders: Yes✅ Pete: No ❌
End solitary? Warren + Sanders: Yes ✅Pete: No ❌
Reduce budget for ICE/CBP? Warren + Sanders: Yes✅ Pete: No ❌
Decriminalize border crossing? Warren + Sanders: Yes✅ Pete: No ❌
@ewarren @BernieSanders Pete is wrong to oppose universal, free public college. Esp given how it may affect LGBTQ youth disowned by their family. truthout.org/articles/butti…
@ewarren @BernieSanders Warren & Sanders want to cancel student debt; Sanders has a proposal to cancel all of it, IF it can make it through Congress! Warren wants to cancel up to $50,000 of federal student debt on DAY 1, using authority the Secretary of Edu has.

Pete says: nah! truthout.org/articles/butti…
@ewarren @BernieSanders Pete talks like a Republican when he talks about the government's budget (which isn't like an ordinary household's budget and we should stop pretending it is!)

He got dunked on all weekend by economists for this.

truthout.org/articles/butti…
@ewarren @BernieSanders Pete used to be in favor of adding justices to SCOTUS, but then his bundlers told him to stop, sooo he did.

Warren wants to abolish the filibuster ✅ &
is open to adding Justices to SCOTUS ✅

Sanders is an institutionalist & doesn't want to end the filibuster OR add justices☹️
@ewarren @BernieSanders Buttigieg has been accused of breaking the spirit of the pledge for his “wine cave” fundraiser hosted by Craig Hall, who made his money investing in fossil fuels, and for using natural gas consultant Adam Barth as a bundler.

truthout.org/articles/butti…
@ewarren @BernieSanders Pete refused to answer 19 Qs the NYT asked about foreign policy

He opposes boycotting companies like Chik-fil-A for political reasons

Pete's cozy cozy with Big Tech -- while Warren wants to bust them up & Sanders is calling out Pete's billionaire donors
truthout.org/articles/butti…
@ewarren @BernieSanders Warren immediately changed her disability plan when @NationalADAPT criticized it. She changed her farm plan after Black farmers wrote an open letter.

Sanders apologized for his AUMF vote

We need political candidates willing to move. Buttigieg only seems movable by his donors👎
@ewarren @BernieSanders @NationalADAPT You can read my whole piece here: truthout.org/articles/butti…

And for a deeper dive on why former-Mayor Pete is wrong on free public college, you can also read this: truthout.org/articles/mayor…

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