35 Burst results for "Mayor Pete"
"mayor pete" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"And if you listen to people in washington dc it is a way more accurate representation of how washington actually works then something sinister like the hell scars. You just got a bunch idiots morons running the shop and and they're all self interested in motivated and they do petty little things like this like a has gotten several weeks of bad press lets sabotage mayor pete. People are talking nice about a this comes so so folks that the board you know the bullwork The board is the anti republican. Never trump site. I've actually got some good friends. Who right there. Who worked there. So people i i like and They're they just they don't like up but a couple of a podcast and one of them. The other day was talking about how they both agreed. Kamla is a terrible politician. And maybe the democrats need is mayor. Pete mayor pete can be the the next one and then suddenly suddenly come louis team. I think sabotages pete after that. Podcast i think this was all kaba. Harris's team realize either. They're getting bad precedent. Somebody to be a distraction. Nobody knows mayor pitas out on. Two months paternity leave. That'll rile people up and now of course it some sympathy for mere pete. Oh he's on paternity. Leave dead fairly i. I just think yes family. I the fact that no one knew that mirror pete was gone for two months means that maybe he never needs to come back. He could just stay out in and we could get rid of the drift dacia department. I mean what's he gonna do to solve the problem anyway. Nothing so why do we need the transportation department. I don't know good question would probably has no answer for now. I got an answer for you. If you're also i. I'm stopped up today whether changes i got my booster shot for the vaccine. I gotta get the flu shot. And one of the things that i know is that you know. The stuff circulates in the air. And you want something that kills. The jurors floated in the air. The pure thunderstorm. It does that.
Buttigieg 'Joke' About Supply Chain Prior to Christmas Falls Flat
"It's hard to believe how incompetent and yet self righteous, this administration in this regime is. It is an awful combination of being deceitful, arrogant, and self righteous, and also incompetent. You combine those things together. You get Pete Buttigieg. And Pete Buttigieg, who, I promise you is not developed in a laboratory just to try to be a professional technocrat and bureaucrat on the behalf of the spokespeople of the tech companies. He does what he's supposed to do, you wind him up, you input the code and I am Pete Buttigieg, designed. Or the sole purpose of administering. Policy he makes a joke about how it will be difficult for families to get Christmas presents this year. That's mayor Pete, who's now the head of the transportation department, who literally have you ever drove through South Bend. It's like a war zone. You think it'd be like Dresden Dresden Germany after the firebombing is more potholes in South Bend, Indiana, then in some third world countries play cut 66. So holiday expectations management as we're looking at these supply chain issues. How bad are they going to get for Americans? And I'm talking specifically leading here into the December holidays where people are relying on getting goods on getting presence. Well, I think there's always been two kinds of Christmas shoppers. They're the ones who have all their list completed by Halloween. And then there's people like me who show up at the mall on Christmas Eve. If you're in that ladder bucket, obviously there's going to be more challenges. There will be challenges. And look, I think the I think Christmas, I actually think we actually might have one of the more satisfying christmases ever because I think the over materialism of Christmas is awful. So I'm a little bit contrarian with this, like they're gonna steal Christmas so you don't have toys. I actually think that it diminishes the true beauty of Christmas. That's my own, the best part of Christmas is family. And God and carnon Emanuel coming to the planet and understanding that. But I'm not going to diminish the fact that some 6 year old is going to have to get some Dollar General reused toy of some sort of 1994 like, oh yeah, we're gonna reuse this. Like, okay. So I'm not trying to make light of that. I'm not. But the over materialism of the Christmas season is always bothered me. It really
"mayor pete" Discussed on Freakonomics
"Make any difference. Typically you need a lot of infrastructure spending to generate jobs much infrastructure is very different than art images of new deal projects where you have thousands of unskilled men working with picks by the side of the road. This is not how you build a dam in twenty-first-century america. There are a lot of machines. There's a lot of capital. There's a lot of high end engineering skill and those people are unlikely to be unemployed in any of it because they have really valuable skills and so you're taking them off of a private project and putting them onto a public project. there's also the fact that building a new piece of infrastructure in the. Us often requires a long runway of permits environmental impact reports lawsuits and other delays. And so by the time you've gotten around to setting up your new infrastructure project you're out of this recession and in the midst of the next boom and so it's very hard to get the timing right if glazer's starting to sound like an infrastructure killjoy. Can't really help him he's economist. What kind of infrastructure investment does glazer like. One of his favorite examples goes back to the early nineteenth century. That's when the erie canal was built in upstate. New york connecting the great lakes to the atlantic ocean in new york city. It was funded primarily by state issued bonds that were paid back through tolls eerie is like the northstar of america's infrastructure investments. It pays for itself within a couple of years. It's just a fantastically high return. Investment and the important thing to keep in mind is that in this time period in eighteen. Sixteen say it cost as much to ship goods thirty miles overland in the united states as it did to ship them across the entire atlantic ocean and so the investments that lower. Those costs had incredibly high returns. Glazer is particularly fond of infrastructure. That's paid for at least in part by the very people who use it consider roads. I basically have no problem with people driving as long as they. As long as i bear the social costs of my actions which includes paying for the congestion and carbon that i create and so to get there. You've really got to embrace a different form of paying for things. Part of the problem is we have all this tradition of free infrastructure which is really a twentieth century thing. We really decided that it was just too inconvenient to toll all the roads and that was probably true in nineteen forty. But going back on that. Now you can slap a price on some new road and people will accept it but you can't go back and price. Roads that have been free for decades traditionally use roads have been funded in large part by gasoline tax. Initially taxing gasoline was extremely popular. Because it seemed like a fair way to do it. Eric morris again from clemson. The amount of fuel you consume is roughly proportional to how much you drive and how big your vehicle is with big vehicles inflicting disproportionate road damage. And so it seemed like a very fair way to do it. And as a result the federal government adopted a fuel tax and eventually in the nineteen fifties raised that fuel tax in order to fund the interstate system but good idea can become less good over time. The gas tax a lot of money when cars used a lot. More gas in the early nineteen seventies for instance. The average car got just over ten miles per gallon of gas in twenty nineteen. That number was up to twenty five. That's good for the household budget good for the environment but bad for funding road maintenance today. The annual gap between gas tax collections and infrastructure needs is about thirteen billion dollars with the biden administration pushing for higher fuel efficiency an average of fifty one miles per gallon by two thousand twenty six. The funding gap could keep growing. This couldn't come at a worse. Time for america's highways highways are only built to last a certain amount of time. Obviously you can extend their life by slapping a new coat of asphalt on them but at a certain point the entire structure of the road is breaking down. And you need to go all the way down to the foundations and basically rebuild it from the ground up at our interstates were built in the nineteen sixties mostly fifties through seventies and. They have reached a point where reconstruction is going to be necessary. There's one obvious solution here. Increase the gas tax the. Us gas tax is less than twenty cents a gallon. it hasn't been raised since nineteen ninety-three and it's not indexed to inflation in the european union. The minimum gas tanks is around a dollar fifty. A gallon often much higher here. We're using the general fund to subsidize transportation and in those countries transportation's subsidized as the general fund. There are many reasons why the european gas tax is more sensible eglise. Megan first of all it can pay for the highway. So you don't have the redistribution from non-drivers two drivers that you currently have secondly it induces people to internalize some of the environmental damage that they're doing given the us relationship with the automobile. It's never politically popular to make driving more expensive. Neither party has shown much interest in raising the gas tax. Republicans tend to dislike raising taxes. Generally democrats worry. It will disproportionately affect low income drivers. Then there's the fact that we are increasingly buying electric vehicles. If your car doesn't use gas you're not going to pay any gas tax. That loss however comes with the potentially huge gain buddha judge again transportation is the single biggest sector of the economy emitting greenhouse gases which means every transportation policy is a climate policy where we call it that or not. Let's talk about electric cars were bit. Obviously this administration is in favor of more of them in his geared toward that with charging stations and other measures so took me from an about how a widespread conversion to electric cars would don't want to say put strain on the electric grid necessarily but certainly increased demand and as you mentioned the bulk of carbon emissions come from transportation directly but you could see in a relatively short time that the bulk would be coming from power generation four transportation. So what's your thinking on. How to thread that needle. Well there's no question that it's more than just getting somebody an electric car. We've gotta have the grid be ready and of course. Electric vehicles are only as clean as the energy that goes into them but right off the bat. There's a efficiency gain. Let me borrow an example from natural gas it has actually more efficient to have an electric car that is powered entirely by natural gas than to burn the same natural gas in the engine of a car..
"mayor pete" Discussed on Freakonomics
"As we record this. The biden administrations infrastructure plan is making its way through congress. The bill would set aside five hundred fifty billion dollars for new infrastructure and upgrades to existing infrastructure. So it's hard not to have all at binds energy on this. He is thinking big and some sense. That's exciting that again. Is the infrastructure minded economist. ed glaser. I think it's important that we figure out ways to put cost benefit analysis into the traditional infrastructure aspects of this because well. That's what economists do weigh the costs against benefits. Politicians don't typically play that game. It's the job of the economists. Always stand in the middle of the road and say stop. let's get out our calculators. Let's try and calculate what this cost and with these benefits are. I know sounds great. But let's figure out whether or not this actually makes sense so calculator at the ready. What does glazer think of the biden plan to spend sixty six billion dollars on passenger rail. It's very hard to make low density passenger rail. Make any sense in this country. I'm not saying that there aren't potentially relatively high net present value things that you can do with the seal alon the seal align or what most of us call acela. That's the amtrak route. That runs from boston through new york to washington. Dc those rails are really heavily used and you can imagine that they would returns the lower density rail transportation. It's just very hard to get that to work. And indeed it goes against one of the triumphs of american transportation policy over the past fifty years. Which is the deregulation of rail in the nineteen seventies and what that enabled was our rail companies to move out of moving people at which rail is not very efficient and moving goods. Which rail is great at doing. Many americans don't realize that america moves a much larger share of its goods by rail than europe. Does that in fact in many ways we are rail intensive country. We just aren't intensive in moving people by real. What if in this battle between cars and trains there was a third option. An option glazer calls the forgotten child of american transportation. It's the lowly bus lowly to everyone except economists. Apparently you know. Economists have done this for decades in the space of rail where. There's an old joke. That forty years of economics at harvard can be boiled down to four words. Bus good train. Bad a huff. When he came to advising countries in the developing world. that really couldn't cover. The cost of large heavy rail. Economists have suggested well. Why didn't you do something between. Why don't you big buses that run on dedicated lanes that put a lot of people much cheaper much more flexible because in fact you can run things other than the buses on this and i think this is a model that the us should take more seriously especially in a world of autonomous vehicles. One of the problems of rail is that it's remarkably fixed. You pretty much just run trains on it whereas lots of things can run on a road and so it's one thing to think about. Do we need a train between. Let's say chicago and milwaukee or would we be better off with a dedicated lane. That only runs autonomous buses and autonomous cars and less than one hundred fifty miles an hour. Long distance rail has never been money. Earner bat again is former transportation. Secretary elaine chao in fact it's always lost money and the federal government has always had to subsidize passenger rail. The only route that is profitable is what's called the northeast corridor from washington to boston for long distance rail. There's per head subsidy of over one hundred and twenty five dollars and that's a big burden to place on the american taxpayer. Infrastructure is a rule is not generally a profit center. That's the point and that's pete. Buddha judge the current transportation secretary the entire point of having a federal policy to create rail or to support rail that is not necessarily gonna turn a profit on its own it's a money earner society at large the country as a whole the economy is always better off so one story. I heard you tell a while back. It was more of a sales pitch. I guess you said when it comes to rail. Why should texas be inferior to china. And i'm going to keep putting it that way to see if it resonates has it resonated in texas remarkable. Yes there's actually. A project underway to connect dallas in houston by a high speed rail. So i'm going to continue to press the idea that it's not just in the northeast corridor that we ought to have good rail. We ought to have it. Every i'm gonna appeal a little bit too. That american competitive instinct because if somebody in china or famously japan but also morocco turkey or italy can count on a faster and more reliable train service than the us. I think most americans would think wait a minute. We should be number one. It's worth noting that china doesn't seem to think about passenger rail as a prophet center. Either only one sixth of the high speed rail lines have been building are able to cover their operating debt costs a few months ago. China's state council released new guidelines suggest cutting back spending on high speed rail. But what about the jobs created from huge infrastructure projects. Isn't that alone. A reason to celebrate the big biden spending package ed. Glaser says not really. The first question to ask is how many new jobs are actually being created if you're moving people from unemployed status where they're receiving other federal benefits to employed status where they're paying taxes then that particular transition does have benefit but all the people who would have had jobs anyway..
"mayor pete" Discussed on Freakonomics
"Are individual property rights. And why is china building so much so fast pete buddha judge again also this. They're not spending these kinds of resources on infrastructure. Because the chinese communist party is a bunch of transportation nerds like me. This is obviously about securing. Long-term strategic economic security and advantages and those advantages come to countries that invest. I mean you go back to the romans and and you know you build out a great infrastructure network and that makes you stronger domestically and abroad. That's why they're doing this. So you're old firm. Mackenzie where you worked years ago recently. Estimated that chinese construction enterprises one roughly half of all construction projects throughout africa including many funded by non-chinese sources like the world bank should infrastructure building. A bigger part of us export around the world. I think there's a huge potential here. But i we have to get our own house in order. I do think there's something very exciting. In the potential there and that kind of economic diplomacy could go along way. It's obviously working for china. Getting our infrastructure house in order might involve copying bits of the chinese playbook one way to think about the competition with china's this the distance from beijing to shanghai which high-speed train can do between four and five hours. That's about the same as the distance from chicago to atlanta and creating that alternative that option for americans could open up tons of possibility for families and employers in the interior of this country. The history of if you build it they will come in. This country has been. If you build a road. They will come more than you ever imagined. And if you build transit. They don't come. That's erik morris. He is a professor of city and regional planning at clinton university. He's also writing a history of the. Us highway system the last time we built major high quality transit systems with mostly in the nineteen seventies when they built washington atlanta and miami couple of other cities. None of those systems came anywhere near what they were. Predicting as far as ridership goes morris points out that public transit systems are essentially competing with our existing highway network and an existing highway network is hard to beat. Highways are great traffic moving pieces of infrastructure there super-efficient. They're relatively safe. They've allowed people to move to the suburbs. Empirical evidence suggests that those interstates have contributed a dramatic amount to the us economy anti us wellbeing in many many ways on the other hand detractors of the interstates are right in that they take up a lot of land ugly. They are rivers of pollution. And there's this to research has shown that the additional economic benefit from originally building the original understates the economic. Get if it was huge. But that's dropped over time because the system is basically built out and we have what we need not only have the economic benefits stagnated but adding additional lanes to ease traffic congestion around. Cities doesn't actually ease congestion since it encourages even more people to drive. The bulk of the us interstate system was planned by president. Dwight d eisenhower in nineteen fifty-six we were deep into the cold war with the soviet union and the highways were designed to facilitate the movement of military equipment and personnel. This was in keeping with most road-building throughout history going back to the ancient persians and romans roads to facilitate economic activity are nice but roads to facilitate war are compulsory and more likely to receive funding the. Us highway system costs around half a trillion dollars in current dollars. It's estimated to have returned six times that much in economic benefits in those highways wants built began to shape where and how we live. Cities like houston and atlanta and denver developed in the post automobile era and given the that was the dominant transportation technology at the time. Those cities developed in a way. That prioritized automobile travel unlike say european cities which are a thousand or two thousand years old and developed in an era of walking and transit in their for their much walking and transit friendly today in other words. Interstates created cities that are harder to retrofit with public transit since they essentially require a car to get around. You can't just go. Tearing down highways and cloverleaf to make way for a light rail network least not without great expense and complications and morris points out one huge difference between today and the period. When the interstates were being built at that time it was relatively much easier in this country to displace people and 'cause lots of disruption the new planning paradigm which largely came about in response to the interstates themselves. The pendulum has swung in the absolute opposite direction. In this country right now it is extremely difficult to build anything and this goes all the way down to you. Know a five storey mixed income apartment building in a rich suburb or god. You try to build a homeless shelter anywhere so you can see why infrastructure nerds everywhere might prefer a more centralized top down approach china's where the federal government has the power and budget two move mountains but not. Everyone likes that idea. They're just a lot of reasons to be skeptical about. this bat. Again is the economist ed. Glaser he's been leading. Research project called the economics of infrastructure investment for the national bureau of economic research. We should know that this project receives funding from the us department of transportation which means glazer is at least nibbling on the hand that feeds him because he is not a fan of big top down. Spending the federal government needed to put some planning effort into the high system but those infrastructure investments are relatively rare in comparison with those infrastructure investments. That are really entirely within state as glazer season when the federal government does fund local infrastructure. It tends to skew. The kind of projects get built and how the money is spent one example the big which converted a highway through the center of boston into an underground tunnel. It wound up taking nine years longer than planned and going to two hundred percent over the budget. The big occurred entirely within the city of boston right. And it was seated with federal money the whole thing became palatable massachusetts taxpayers. Both because the cost of the project were radically underestimated. And because we thought that the feds. We're going to pick up a large amount of the tab. So i think the idea that you're going to do something with someone else's paying for it is really not a very good reason to do something and the process of the federal government. Getting involved helps that to happen. Another big difference between infrastructure in the us versus other countries expensive. The median transit project in the. Us costs nearly one billion dollars per mile. The non us average is less than one third of that. Why is the us so expensive. Labor costs are high. So is the cost of procuring land ensuring worker safety and increasingly addressing environmental concerns if you compare the straightness of roads in the fifties with a straightness of roads by the seventies. They've gotten a lot more crooked presumably because they're not trying to run through things. Things like animal habitats or historic properties. One other source of runaway costs glazer says is that americans are an outlier in a certain important practice. We are quite special for a wealthy highly. Developed country for our willingness to completely forgo cost benefit analysis of classic economic approach to infrastructure would be well. let's go project-by-project and calculate the net present value for all these projects and let's do the ones that are over our threshold and not do the ones that are lower threshold and that would be how we calculate what we want to spend. So i think you need to ask yourself. What are you getting for that money. I mean you remember when according trillion dollars used to be real money. It was one year ago year ago. Right it was just before the cable so i think absolutely we should be asking about that after the break we do ask about that. We also look at other ways that america might up its infrastructure game. And the reasons.
"mayor pete" Discussed on Freakonomics
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Buttigieg wins Senate confirmation as transportation secretary
"Cabinet picks were confirmed by the U. S Senate today. Making history in the process. Former presidential candidate people booted Kage was confirmed to lead the Transportation Department on a bipartisan basis. 86 13 Making him the first openly gay person to be confirmed to a Cabinet post. The Senate also confirmed Alejandro Mayorkas to lead the Department of Homeland Security. He's the first Latino and the first immigrant American to do so. Thank you, Christina. Honest. Ed reports the historic confirmations of Alejandro Mayorkas, his homeland Security secretary, and Pete Buddha judges, Transportation secretary were acknowledged by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Mr May or Kisses, qualifications are unassailable. He's a seven year veteran of the DHS. Has already been confirmed by this chamber. 33 Times. Like most of President Biden's Cabinet nominees, his nomination is also history making. He will be the first Latino and first immigrant toe hold the top job at DHS. Mr Buddha Judge known to many simply is Mayor Pete has demonstrated impressive familiarity with our nation's entire transportation challenges. I know that Mr Buddha judges committed to working with members from both sides to improve rail and transit highways and more in rural communities, urban centers and everywhere in between. What a judge is the first openly gay Cabinet secretary. The Afghanistan War veteran Harvard graduate and Rhodes scholar was also a mayor of Bend, Indiana, where he initiated a Smart streets program to make the downtown more pedestrian and bicyclist friendly while spurring hundreds of millions of dollars in economic investment. Washington Democrat Maria Cantwell expressed high hopes for the 39 year old transportation secretary. He's a young, energetic mayor who is going to help us usher in a new era of transportation. You will have to think about issues of ensuring safety with new autonomous vehicle technologies and under manned aircraft. He'll have to promote stronger emission standards for automobiles, aviation and maritime industries. I have to support the continued growth of electric vehicle in infrastructure. He'll have to make big investments and gain changing projects that will help us move freight more cost effectively through our nation Booted judge's nomination sailed through the Senate on a vote of 86 to 13. My orchestra child Cuban immigrant whose mother fled the Holocaust to Cuba was confirmed to lead the Department of Homeland Security with a much narrower near party line. Vote 56 to 43. Republicans blocked and later stalled the vote because of President Joe Biden's immigration policies and questionable actions My Orkest took during the Obama administration when he oversaw the investor visa program and Office of Inspector General Report criticized him for an appearance of favoritism and granting US residency. Of foreign investors from China who are backing a project of Hillary Clinton's brother. The investigation found he interfered and directed the approval of three projects backed by prominent Democrats, overruling staff recommendations. When he ran the immigration services Agency. Here's minority leader Republican Satur Mitch McConnell, miss from New Yorkers stood his best turn US citizenship. On immigration services into an unethical favor of factory or Democratic party royalty. Commoners. Diggins feature. Hollywood executives. Senate majority leader from Nevada. They all receive special treatment to a degree that stunned and disturb the Obama administration's own inspector general. Over at that department. We're talking about shoving through green cards as political favors. An intervening the overturned in aisles. But a handful of Republicans joined Democrats in approving my orcas anyways, noting the importance of having a leader at the DHS. During a tumultuous time in the wake of the Capitol siege last month that left six people dead in his defense. My orcas has said he made decisions to right wrongs and visa applications for both Republicans and Democrats. Under
Biden announces Buttigieg as transportation secretary nominee
"And President elect Joe Biden announcing another Cabinet nominee today. Former self been Mayor Pete Buddha judge has been tapped as transportation secretary if confirmed by the U. S Senate, But it judge would also be the first openly gay Cabinet member in U. S history. Senator Bernie Sanders says he wants Biden's Kevin. It's a look like America but also stand up to special interests. Remain independent, discussed what he believes is the most important thing for Biden to consider in choosing his cabinet,
Biden announces Buttigieg as transportation pick
"Elect Joe Biden, formally introducing former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Footage as his nominee for transportation secretary piece got a great perspective. The mayor that solves problems and brings people together. He's got a vision of the next generation leader. The role of transportation secretary is expected to play essential part in Joe Biden's push for a bipartisan infrastructure package, if confirm foodie jet will be the first LGBT Q Cabinet secretary of approved by the Senate. In Washington. John Decker Fox News.
Biden formally announces Buttigieg as nominee for transportation secretary
"The president elect highlights what could be another precedent setting Cabinet PICK President elect Joe Biden formally introducing former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Footage ish as his Nominee for Transportation secretary piece got a great perspective. The man that solves problems and brings people together. He's got a vision of the next generation leader. The role of transportation secretary is expected to play essential part in Joe Biden's push for a bipartisan infrastructure package. If confirm food eject will be the first LGBT Q Cabinet secretary approved by the Senate boxes John Decker in Washington
Biden Introduces Buttigieg as Pick to Lead Transportation
"The president elect highlights what could be another precedent setting Cabinet PICK President elect Joe Biden formally introducing former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Footage ish as his Nominee for Transportation secretary piece got a great perspective. The man that solves problems and brings people together. He's got a vision of the next generation leader. The role of transportation secretary is expected to play essential part in Joe Biden's push for a bipartisan infrastructure package. If confirm Buddha jets will be the first LGBT Q Cabinet secretary approved by the Senate boxes John Decker in Washington
Biden expected to tap Jennifer Granholm for energy secretary
"Is expected to introduce former South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buddha judge today as his pick for transportation secretary, but a judge was also a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination. NPR's learned Biden plans to nominate former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm is energy secretary and he'll pick former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy. As his White House climate coordinator. President
Biden travels to Atlanta for Senate runoff rally
"To elect Democrats in the states to Senate runoff elections in January in this state Want to get something done not to senators, or just going to get in the way. Mr Biden at a rally today in Atlanta for Democrats John Ausaf and the Reverend Raphael Warnock, the president elect expected to name former 2020 rival and South Bend Mayor Pete Buddha judge to head the Department of Transportation. Health care workers and more states
Democratic convention: Biden poised to accept nomination
"Will formally accept the Democratic nomination for president and Deliver his pitch for Americans to vote Trump out of office. Joe Biden will take the virtual centre stage at the Democratic National Convention tonight from his home state of Delaware. After attacking President Trump on numerous fronts. Fighting is expected to make his strongest case yet for why Americans should cross partisan and ideological divides to vote for him. Tonight's lineup will also feature Senator Cory Booker and former mayors Pete Buddha Judge and Michael Bloomberg. Biden's running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris accepted the vice presidential nomination on Wednesday. In her speech, he laid out the vision of America that she was raised with and compared it with the country under President Trump. Harris described the nation as a beloved community. Where all are welcome. Windsor Johnston. NPR news US stocks air trading higher with the Dow up
Pete Buttigieg and Joe Bidens's Economic Policy
"Presumptive, Democratic presidential nominee Joe. Biden rolling out his economic policy today. He's going to travel the Pennsylvania near his hometown. Scranton the agenda slogan is build back better. His campaign team says that Biden will prioritize small business workers and plans to focus on inequalities that prevent minorities from reaching a fair economic plainfield. We're going to hear a lot more about the plan from Biden campaign surrogate. Buddha judge is going to the squad team and just. To remember that the broadcast news. What is it? Bring back better, a lot of alliteration for remember that quote from broadcast I can't remember what it was, but Yeah, BRING BACK! A lot of bs there. Build back better is the name of the former vice president's economic recovery plan. That is the work of task force between Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders the key idea. Bring critical manufacturing back to the United States with incentives for companies and seven hundred billion dollars in earmarked funding for government contracts for American firms and Research and development. The campaign says this will create eight million new jobs if that sounds similar to president trump's platform, it is. Thank you very much. Thank you all for being here. A. Last year trump signed an executive order that would prioritize American manufacturers. In certain federal contracts, the Biden campaign says trump's efforts are working and contracts to foreign companies are up thirty percent. Vice President Biden has said he'd raised three point eight trillion dollars by increasing taxes on individuals, making more than four hundred thousand dollars a year and reverse in corporate tax cuts. Now this roll today will include a speech outside Biden's hometown Scranton Pennsylvania and. And his one time rivals from the Democratic primary race remember that it was just a few months ago are out in force today to support the former vice president and his plan one of them join us on Squawk box, Mayor Pete, the former mayor of South Bend Indiana Peop- Buddha Jr here's Joe I'm just going to call you. Mayor Pete I guess we all just feel comfortable feel comfortable. Everybody does around here countering next radio. I'm going to so we understand the primary process, and you understand it as well as anyone and we've seen it on both sides. Sometimes, there is a tendency to move towards the. Basis with some of the programs, and then when when it comes to governing, maybe you become more centrist and I'm just gonNa tell you. Here's the headline for this mirror. A Biden to map and economic path delaying progressives, biggest plans and I think Kayla alluded to it that he's going to call for a moderate approach towards reviving the US economy. Is that how you see it? And is that the right prescription to win, but I think there's a lot of boldness and the level vice president. Biden wants to invest in America I. think that's not only progressive already, but it's something that people across the out. We're going to I. Think it's in keeping with Joe Biden's instance to bring people together, but I think it's also in practical terms. What makes sense early on? We need to invest in our own competitiveness. In order to grow your own, and in order to compete with increasingly powerful economic competitors like China, we need to make less dependence on Safai chains for critical goods and infrastructure light. We're seeing right now with armed soon which she's on countries like truck and we need to make sure that American workers come I to me that nets bedrock through what democratic are spout, but I do agree with you that you don't have to Iraq Democrats to see why this is a good at. was so in the plans were pretty expensive as you know. And it was pre pandemic, and it was pre-, twenty, five trillion wherever we are right now, so this is cost a lot and inflicted a lot of economic damage and. Hopefully we're GONNA. Come out of this, but it might take years so. I mean. Is there something to that that it's not the we're not in the same position to be able to maybe be as as as free-spending with some of the democratic programs. Do you think do you agree with that and? We're GONNA need to to try to pay down some of this that with our taxes. No Democrats go is one of the first to talk about deficits and the debt, but the reality is. We can't afford not to make these vestments score. We will see economy stagnate, and since we're in a moment of distort low interest rates, and since these kinds of investments every time America's none have paid off investing our competitiveness in our infrastructure in our manufacturing base. Frankly they have much irate return than tax cuts, so as economic stimulus goes. I think this is the right way forward. Of course we got to be smart about the investments remain, and of course you can't get something for nothing. But, if you look at the overall picture, where are headed? We don't have a choice and we can handle these kinds of investments if we make before it's too late to a the I think that lowering corporate taxes helped. Corporations, become more competitive. Bring money back I think it. It was somewhat responsible for what we're pretty good. Economic Times before the pandemic and terms of historically low unemployment rates across the board. And some of the deregulation. The vice president is going to reverse the at least a portion of the corporate tax cuts. Do you not think that that that that plan helped the economy, do you? Do you disagree that lower corporate rates were were a boom for the US economy, and it won't matter to reverse them. John, I'm very skeptical that those rate cuts should get hosted at credit. And by the way those rate cuts rent led directly to exploding deficits, and as part of the reason, why oddly enough not to be too partisan about this, but across my lifetime one hundred percent of democratic precedents seem. Deficits go down one hundred percent. Presences seem deficits. Go Up, but you can't get something for nothing. And will we gotta decide is what's a responsible at tat hats not deliver the kind of investments that make an economy. and. This isn't something we have to just use our imagination for we look at the evidence and the evidence across Merton. History is the one we're making robust vassals with responsible, but not excessive taxation, the gross but I. We've talked about it earlier that right now with where American businesses and how important it is to get the unemployment rate back down. It seems like not the most ideal time to raise corporate taxes now. We're going to need to pay down a lot of what we've spent. A and maybe. Rick Razor on wealthy individuals, but that may not raise enough either. Are you for a blanket raised in the marginal rate into what level? or What. What would you advise? Vice President Biden to propose for a marginal rate across the board. Well. I would advise him to look at the evidence and find levels of taxation. They're consistent with growth as they have been historically now, of course, in American history, the economy's growing much quicker under much higher marginal tax rates but I don't think we have to go back to what it was like in the in the sixties or seventies. Again. Period of in many of those faces product to depress looked online. Is You've got to pay for what you and we should be able to strike a balance in the United States, but what we can't do is continue with these deficit. Exploding tax cuts that we were told would pay for themselves. You can check. They did and now. That was before we got the situation. We are now the debts. It's why we need to make sure. We're looking at the investment side as well as the cost side what I really appreciate about the plan. That's vice-presidents laying out. Is it does? Mayor Pete just wanted to. We wrestle with this issue of taxes. All the time said it's one of the press. Two questions related to one is just simply the timing of a tax increase, and it's the question. We asked the vice president when he joined us now more than a couple of weeks back, and he said he would do it immediately. Even amidst this and the question I say is to the to the extent. There are small business owners out there right now. That are clearly struggling and trying to get up on their feet. Seeing a tax increase right in front of them. Just make the case if if that's the case you WANNA, make in terms of the timing. Of course there's going to be a look at conditions on the ground and a glass. Four months has shown us in really blunt terms. How quickly things can change and I know that a new administration will make sure that every step that takes this is consistent with what the right thing is to do based on what we see around us, but we also know is that small business will benefit from the kinds of investments that president housing. And that this country will be more competitive one and were not successful. When we're investing the foundations, no country can't get away with disinvesting in education in infrastructure and research the way we have, and for a very long and the longer you go disinvesting and all that. The the sooner it's GonNa catch to you for small and big business away, and you know we already reached a point. Where even when there were low unemployment rates, the American standard of living was not secure life expectancy down. It raises questions about how our economy has been lined up. This is a historic opportunity to make sure that it's working for more Americans and made just GonNa fall with with the other big debate around this table a lot. is about wealth, the the wealthy and philanthropy yesterday? Warren Buffett gave away two point nine billion dollars and. which is a great thing and philanthropy, and by the way has helped even during this pandemic in a meaningful way, but oftentimes those shares are never taxed as we all know, and so the government will never be a beneficiary and other taxpayers won't be a beneficiary of those successes. Do you think philanthropy should be taxed in any way well, it would make more sense for that to happen on the front end. Look, it's it's wonderful one. There are these major commitments such generousness by. Individuals, but we've also got to ask how things got so unequal in the first place, because if a little bit more that was making its way into a democratically guided process in other words, the kinds of Research and development that invent trillion dollar ideas like the Internet itself and Space Travel. Are we know our country is better off, and we gotta ask where the balances I would argue. Look thing about this. In the United States right now there is not one county, not one. Where a fulltime minimum wage were can't afford a two bedroom apartment time. There's somebody works for a living in a job fulltime. Can't afford to bed in the part. I would argue that if that were the case. If we had higher wages and more public investment, we wouldn't need to knots landing quite as much as we did. Mayor Pete the one thing that President Biden's plan has in common with President Trump says that it it really leans intimate in America and not just from a position rhetoric there looks like there are going to be real incentives real penalties to companies if they're not making things in America. Do you think globalization is dead? I don't think we have to choose between closing ourselves off investing in our own country on the contrary I think global. Market, we are more competitive when we are starting right here at home made in America is really news and the vice president's fine America initiatives. Really good news for us here. The so called belt where we know that we are Cape. Producing some the finest goods in the world, but there are so many loopholes or waivers in the system and. I think you all report it. You know. Australia's actually gone up an awful lot under this administration so I don't do this since. The president. Fighting. I view it as an opportunity for us to make sure that taxpayer dollars benefit American firms and workers first,
Elizabeth Warren's Presidential Bid Comes to an End
"Senator Amy Klobuchar former South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Brundige and former New York City mayor. Mike Bloomberg have all called it quits and today. We're adding Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren to that list. I will not be running for president in twenty twenty but I guarantee I will stay in the fight for the hardworking folks across this country have gotten short into the stick over another. That's been the fight of my life and it will continue to be so warrants progressive policy driven campaign caught fire last fall making her an early favorite to win the nomination but she had a disappointing showing in the first elections in the primary season. Including this week Super Tuesday with more on the rise and fall of Warren's candidacy we're joined by Wall Street Journal reporter Tarini Party Tarini. Last fall senator. Warren was one of the front runners for the Democratic nomination but today she became the last remaining woman among the top tier candidates drop out. How expected was this announcement at this point. Given what we saw on Super Tuesday Warren was essentially left with no choice. But to drop out there was all choose facing a lot of pressure because she didn't win a single state she came third in her home state of Massachusetts. And so you know as this race drags out with Joe Biden on one side and Bernie Sanders on the other. The more candidates who stay in the longer the Democratic primary could become. And that's something that party leaders are trying to avoid They WANNA be trump and so they think that the field should sort of consolidate And so they can have a nominee sooner rather than later and she just didn't see a path forward a viable path forward. She did not end. You know ahead of Super Tuesday. Her staff had said that they were looking at a contested convention as one of the ways that were left for her to essentially be the Democratic nominee. They were hoping that she would pick up enough delegates on Super Tuesday to make that case but she didn't get that far and at this point. She said she just saw no path forward. Let's talk about the rise and fall of her candidacy. Tarini people were talking about her back in two thousand sixteen. When Hillary was running right she chose not to run in two thousand sixteen. And this time around you know. She started off with a few missteps She really did get her footing back. She focused her campaign on Ground Game Organization. She built out a huge campaign that focused on raising money online That really Invested in field organizers in in the early states An early on she did start getting a lot of traction. You know if you go back to the late summer early fall. She was starting to become the front runner in this primary. And then that slowly started That's that's slowly. Went away as more questions about her health. Care plan started. Cropping up she eventually put out a Medicare her own version of Medicare for all And you know wasn't really able to sell that both to moderate voters and progressive voters which she said today in her press conference was interesting. She said that when she started out she was told that there were two lanes in the Democratic primary the the Progressive Lane and the The moderate lane and Joe Biden would be the front runner in the moderate Lane and Bernie Sanders was in coming on the Progressive Lane. She was told she said that there was no other path. And she said she Set at the time that she didn't believe that that she thought that she could change things and she said today that that she was wrong It seems based on the way that this primary has played out who among those remaining candidates Former Vice President Biden or Vermont Senator Sanders Might Benefit from Warren's exit. So we'll have to see you know if she decides to endorse. She said today that she's going to take some time to think. And figure things out you know a lot of her supporters. Are you know more progressive? And if you in that sense they could be. You know they could move to Bernie Sanders but she also does have a lot of college educated women who aren't necessarily you know the Bernie Sanders Type of voter so she could. You know some Some of her supporters could also back Joe Biden Tarini. Warren's departure leaves two white men in their seventies competing to run against president trump another white man in his seventies. What are we to make of the fact that this was historically diverse. Field has whittled down to this. It was historically diverse. We had six women. If you know if you're including Tulsi Gabbard and Marianne Williamson. We had six women running Tulsi Gabbard is obviously still in the race but has not gained any traction she elizabeth. Warren was the you know the the last top tier woman still running. She sort of addressed that in her in her press conference one of the hardest parts of this is all those all those little girls. We're going to have to wait four more years. That's going to be hard. What affected Warren. Have on the two thousand presidential campaign and we'll see continue to influence it going forward. I think she will continue to have Influence and be a big voice especially if she decides to endorse either Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden. Going forward how they bring up some of her policy ideas and whether they choose to incorporate those in their own campaign that will be interesting to
Warren is not endorsing anyone yet
"Like he always does I think that's what it is in announcing that yeah she's out of it we kind of gas that but she's not going to make an endorsement now not today not based around this I want to take a little time to think a little more I've been I've been spending a lot of time right now on the question of suspending and also making sure that this works as best we can for our staff world team for our family fall into hello for me hello what he just be honest if this works out best for me because remember mayor Pete Colbert char what do you think a lot they did there this their turn around within twenty four hours if you remember we have really helped Biden's surge yeah but you you knew that they were moderately or stay moderates again Elizabeth Warren is dealing with the person now who she thinks well yeah we have similar ideals politically but he may not get the nomination I mean he may not get the win once he gets the nomination and what's up with Elizabeth Warren anyway let's go to Danny and Long Island welcome the Curtis and jets that you'll get ten if you could go to buy provisions
New endorsements give Biden boost for future primaries
"It's awesome United States with former vice president Joe Biden's White House campaign received a dramatic boost last night at what is seen as a crucial time in the United states his rivals Amy clover shell and P. puja jab fellow moderates who have now dropped out of this rates the race to be the next presidential candidate for the Democrats they've now endorse Joe Biden ahead of the crucial super Tuesday primaries seen as strategic this move to block fellow candidate Bernie Sanders I spoke only to sherry bebitch jeffe a a professor of the practice of public policy communication at the university of southern California and political analyst about these recent developments so who's out who's in and what's the strategy senator Amy clover shore of Montana Beijo overwork objections and mayor Pete moody judge and each one of those three have announced that they are endorsing Joe Biden watching this Donna Xing comeback for Joe Biden he seemed to have one in every category in South Carolina and this momentum of support has been growing yes I think it's it's sort of a coalition of many factors not the least of which is that the moderate wing of the Democratic Party alder weighing of the Democratic Party realized that very Sanders who isn't really a Democrat he is a democratic socialist he is an independent senator looked like that Bernie was gonna run away with the nomination and there was a great nervousness on the part of the party elders that he would lose to Donald Trump this support to was also about a Mike Bloomberg who seem to have a quite a rocky start too late to come up in the campaign trail and not doing really well and he's debates it is quite it just doing what he is also under attack by criminal justice reformers by black lives matter by other minority groups for a program called stop and frisk he's also been a jacked for shall we say not being supportive of women let's pick up on that point about black voters because no other candidate except Joe Biden has received the sort of endorsement that is needed from the African American so there is another category where he's doing incredibly well exactly the first two elections the Iowa caucuses in New Hampshire and New Hampshire primary or fly in stages population is at least ninety percent white South Carolina gave a boost to Joe Biden partially because sixty percent of the electorate was African American the endorsement of an icon in black politics a congressman in black politics led to black voters to focus on by him and again looking ahead to stupid shoes day this is the final chance to help Joe Biden all these endorsements for his much needed support but we still have in the race Mike Bloomberg and we have Elizabeth Warren let me say this about Michael Bloomberg I believe he's pushing half a billion dollars in expenditures and he has nothing to show for it at this point and he looks weak in the big super Tuesday states the debate is when will he decide he must get out of the race remember he got into the race because he said that Biden was too weak and he couldn't overcome Bernie Sanders and that would mean that the Democrats would lose to Donald Trump well that argument doesn't fly anymore there are Democrats who just complain to me just think with that money might have done Bloomberg put it in in other races which is an interesting and analysis so what happens after Tuesday if that Bijan overtakes Bloomberg could we see Michael Bloomberg getting behind Joe Biden to question that question needs to be asked of Michael Bloomberg he said two things one quote I'm in it to win it and quote but that was well before Joe Biden started lining up the significant endorsements Bloomberg has said time and time again no matter who the democratic nominee is I will support him or her and that means money ID also said that he would use his money to help Democrats up and down the ballot but is one of my friends pointed out today Michael Bloomberg has an ego as big as San Francisco it's going to be very hard for him to leave the stage yes and I was talking to the professor there who was giving us an update as to who is slowly becoming the front runner in that race in the
Klobuchar, Buttigieg drop out, said to back Biden
"We're now down to five remaining Democrats Amy Klobuchar out mayor Pete out Tom's tire out looks like they're consolidating around the person they believe is the same moderate referring to Joe Biden who can stop Bernie Sanders the pressure now is on Mike Bloomberg to get out of the race Joe Biden was asked about reparations and he's got a program Cuse banks of engaging in racist redlining any proven that Joe also Bernie Sanders as
Amy Klobuchar will end 2020 presidential campaign and endorse Joe Biden
"One our top story Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar's suspends her presidential campaign and will endorse Joe Biden she's the third moderate this week to drop out of the democratic race following billionaire Tom Styron former south bend Indiana mayor Pete
Buttigieg: I Will Do Everything In My Power To Ensure A Democratic President
"Mayor Pete has thrown in the towel just ahead of super Tuesday truth is that the path has narrowed to a close he bought a jet with supporters in south bend Indiana after a dismal showing in the South Carolina primary I will do everything in my power to ensure that we have a new democratic president come January he has forced anyone yet but political analysts say Joe Biden is a good bet after his whopping win on Saturday voters in fourteen states head to the polls tomorrow with more than thirteen hundred delegates up for grabs
'Mayor Pete' Buttigieg ends improbable U.S. presidential bid
"At his former south bend Indiana mayor Pete booted judge suspending his presidential campaign earlier tonight rerouting as plane mid flight away from a scheduled appearance in Texas and toward his home town of south bend CBS news political analyst Lim Stein horn says mayor Pete exceeded all expectations he was really punching above his weight and he exceeded all possible expectations essentially winning the Iowa caucuses coming in fairly strong in New Hampshire gaining a national profile but here's the problem with the British judge campaign he focused all his energies on Iowa and New Hampshire he was hoping that the momentum from the early states would catapult him to the lead but he wasn't able to build that broad coalition essential to winning the democratic
Pete Buttigieg dropping out of 2020 presidential race
"Another Democrat is dropping out of the presidential race word from inside his campaign is the former south bend Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg ge won't wait for this week's super Tuesday contests deciding instead to suspend his campaign now after a disappointing showing in South
"mayor pete" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"And we can now confirm mayor Pete Buttigieg's according to the daily caller according to politico mayor Pete judge is out of the presidential campaign he was just on meet the press this morning and said he's staying in the city New South Carolina was going to be a challenge but they reached the conclusion that pushing forward is the best thing we could do for the country and the party well several hours later because he was scheduled to be up in Dallas today ahead of super Tuesday on Tuesday but Pete but a judge out of the race what that tells me is if a guy has some sense he's pretty smart he recognized he didn't have a chance his hope according to the experts his hope was that he could hang in there true super Tuesday and it began to get to some of the states in the Midwest like Michigan Missouri Illinois and Ohio those states for coming up on March tenth and March seventeenth the hope was he could have an impact there as he did in Iowa as he did in New Hampshire but mayor Pete decided there wasn't a path to victory and at least be smart enough to step aside understanding now he's laid the groundwork he's got name identity and chances are he'll take another run at it right he's a young guy age thirty eight a lot of time ahead of them in presidential politics if he chooses to go there so repeating the breaking news mayor Pete Buttigieg edge out of the presidential campaign as of this afternoon five one two eight three six zero five ninety as we go to southwest Austin and Tom on kill BJ hello Tom hi but one of the switch back to something local there's a petition out to route to turn back the city council's actions on the homeless in return the loss to the way they were is there working conditions B. side for that you know as as I went for early voting Tom I saw there were folks with petitions of standing around the polling places at a safe distance and I know there's also something online that you can go in and print out and mail it in so I don't want to to lamb all on top of one another but but they're certainly out there the the activists those who are advocating for the various causes are are certainly out there I'm sure if you did some checking you could find your way to the hospital the website for the one to the city council's just lunatics well over there with the growing the quality of life in the city M. A. Tom that's appreciate your opinion on that I don't have all of the websites in front of me here so I'm sure if you check it out you know thoroughly you'll be able to find those pretty readily okay thank sure thank you thanks for it for not talking about what you told the screener you're going to talk about five one two eight three six zero five ninety here on cable BJ Biden's coming off this big win now but a judge is out of the race but the judge had a handful of support I think he recognized he wasn't even going to put a dent in any of the on super Tuesday Bernie Sanders was given credit here raised forty five million dollars in the month of February he has everything I've read a significant ground game in California in Texas a couple of very delegate rich states he's campaigning on Elizabeth Warren's home turf in Massachusetts campaigning on Amy Klobuchar's home turf in Minnesota I kind of tells me that they've got some degree of confidence that they're going to do very well in places like California places like Texas and we're going to see if they can make some headway in and some of those northern state now you'll notice I didn't mention any of the super Tuesday states like Tennessee Alabama Arkansas I'm guessing Bernie Sanders knows just like he came up way short in South Carolina yesterday combine one with forty eight percent Sanders a distant second at nineteen percent Sanders has yet to prove that he can have hardly any support from the African American community he has made some headway certainly with the the Latino population you can see that in the voting in Nevada this server pull out of the Dallas morning news and UT Tyler shows he has a significant lead with Latino Democrats and Latino independence here in the state of Texas and so well Bernie Sanders may not do well in some of the southern tier states it appears he's positioned to do well in Texas California maybe Virginia North Carolina those are a couple of other rich delegate states a hundred plus delegates or so in both of those states so saying is is shaping up it should be Sanders against everybody else after super Tuesday I mean Biden I know he's hoping to springboard off of what happened in South Carolina yesterday with a lot of momentum he's gotten a few endorsements and he's he's coming across trying to come across as he's Mister decency he's the one who's gonna bring decency back to the oval office he's definitely embracing the Obama legacy was doing that at almost every turn in his speech last night and some of the things that he was saying on the Sunday TV talk shows today we'll have some of that coming up for you here's a here's a Biden talking about is a big win as he was in front of in the disaster crowd in South Carolina last night.
"mayor pete" Discussed on Rusted Culture Podcast
"So as we know the president loves to give these campaign rallies and they're basically tax payer funded reelection campaigns for president trump and he takes full advantage of it using taxpayer money which is absolutely insidious but recently president trump was in. Colorado on behalf of senator. Cory Gardner there who really needs the help. I mean the poor guys really in a battle. I hope loses the seat to a Democrat actually but donald trump. Was there trying to help his buddy? Senator Cory Gardner and the point is the media doesn't really cover a lot of these campaign campaign rallies anymore. Because they're nuts. I mean there's a lot of crazy talk there but every now and again it's tuning into and hearing what the President says here's an example some clips at the thing falls over because the concrete was just boarded. So he's talking about the wall and it falls over make it sound like the wall fell. These are very very dishonest. People but you know that you know it's dishonest to saying that it fell down because of wet concrete because everybody and their mother knows that once you pour concrete it's pretty darn solid after a day and it's a problem if you pour concrete and take all the supports away and then it blows down immediately. I mean something outrage theright. Somebody doesn't what they're doing you would think he would. I mean he's a builder and then he went on to say this. While the Socialist Democrats are trying to destroy American healthcare job. Try To destroy your social security with me. Will my administration is protecting yourself. Social Security Medicare. Ron is fighting to give you great great healthcare. That's a joke job. No you haven't it actually. You're you're trying to sue right now to end the affordable care act which is provided healthcare for millions of Americans. Who would actually a lot of those Americans would be dead right now? If they didn't have the affordable CARE ACT MR president. No thanks to you every chance that you've had you've been trying to kill the affordable care act. You've done nothing but try to destroy healthcare in you know what the worst part of it is. You've got nothing to replace it with your trying to destroy it and you've got nothing behind it to put in. You haven't even put pen to paper to try to figure out if there's another plan which I don't even want to see the other plane because I know it's just going to be a mess. It's going to be watered down coverage in the one thing. He didn't mention in that little talk was he didn't mention anything about Medicaid because he's really trying to tear that apart in fact there's a rule that they're trying to pass right now called the Medicaid fiscal accountability rule. And there's at least fourteen states many of them which are conservative states. They don't even WanNa pass through rule because it's going to de fund a lot of what Medicaid is doing it when you fund it. You're denying coverage to people so it's it's just endless with. Us President the litany of lies and then he went on to say this they devalue their currency and they pumped money in China. The fact that these guys they like to say they did. We didn't pay for it and I'll tell you what China came to the table and we made a deal. That's great for us and hopefully it's great for that. You just think you made a deal. If you have an address. The currency manipulation that China dozen the background. Then you have no deal Mr President because as soon as you make a deal. That raises the tariffs. They'll drop the currency to account for that. I mean you you can't see this. That's not a deal in less you. Address the currency. You don't have a deal for the farmers David Great. Although I have been helping you gave me a lot of money. I gave you a lot of money. Sixteen billion one year twelve million from the year before I took it out of the tariffs that we had a lot. Leftover that's called socialism Mr President. That's another bit of social so tax cuts for the rich. You've got corporate welfare and now you're trying to socialized farming by giving them billions of dollars. They don't want your social money. They don't want to be socialist. They just want a fair price for their grains. I mean that's all they want. You've complicated this whole thing. You think you're taking it out of the tariffs which is just a joke because that raises the prices to the American consumer. So that money that you're giving to the farmers is coming out of the increased prices that the American consumers paying and then on the other hand you get China dropping the currency rate to account for it. So they don't lose they're still selling it my God. It's just endless with this president but every now and again. You've gotTA LISTEN TO WHAT CRAIG CRAIG? Talk is happening at these taxpayer-funded rallies in moving from the insanity of that Presidential Speech. I'd like to introduce you to rush limbaugh and evidently Russia's got a huge problem with gay people and here's the clip. Listen to this a political ad where mayor Pete Mayor p Buddha judged on on and on and on and on amount about how parents in America are struggling to explain president trump to their children. And then I happened to see this. They're kissing. Oh my God now Chesterman and Peter Kissing. Oh my God Oh my God. What are you shaking your head in there? You think you think I'd be wh- natural so he sells trump causes problems for parents. What about that? If you're not watching on the Dittocam what. It is a picture of Mayor. P kissing his husband. I can't believe it and it kills me. He just can't handle it he just can't handle it. I mean are you talking about somebody? That's living in the in the fifties This is not making America. Great again going back to that sort of.
"mayor pete" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"Two now that's all coming out as Rush Limbaugh took a shot at mayor Pete this week and there's a lot of people upset with the rush for what he said saying what the Democrats there's a lot of Democrats that are gonna feel uncomfortable about having a guy on stage okay having a guy on stage and who's gay kissing his husband that's how he put it now mayor Pete was asked about that today and here's what he said going to defeat this president last before I let you go Rush Limbaugh to home the president recently awarded the nation's top civilian honor described you as a thirty seven year old gay guy mayor of south bend hello this is has been on the debate stage there's been five as in criticism of him for those remarks I want to give you a chance to respond if you would like to well I love my husband unfaithful to my husband said we usually just go for a hug but I love him very much and I'm not gonna take lectures on family values from the likes of Rush Limbaugh okay we'll leave it there are people just thank you so much good luck on the campaign trail out there no matter Preciado thank you that's it for mayor Pete there let's get your phone calls at one eight hundred four seven four nine seven three two one eight hundred four seven four nine seven three two I want to go back to mark on this sort of mark let's let's who is let's go back to this issue who is your candidate now my credit now is probably Elizabeth Warren and why is that I wondered because of the way that she at least started out with a plan which was better than anybody else has a website you know and based off what she always said I mean she she laid out there it was and didn't try to you know mess around and beat around the bush any of it like everybody else trying to do and I don't really care for that either but if it's ugly it all I can say from either side of it for sure when when when you were a kid the end of it comes down to mayor Pete it comes down to to Donald Trump you're in your or any other.
"mayor pete" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Greatest advantage in this great you've been the vice president weren't burdened down by the impeachment aisles so in so how do you explain the performance in Iowa and why should the voters believe that you can win a national election question number one once I was a democratic caucus process no you have up your line I don't face forty soldiers said you are right here now you got to be honest I'm gonna be honest with you I was in Iowa caucuses he just said to my wrong I was in Iowa caucus hi I Joe quid pro quo you're not getting the billion last year fire the prosecutor that is investigating my zero experience son and home in but of course our our outrageous we I a lot a lying dog face only soldier what is a lying dog faced pony soldier me what does that mean I mean this this is supposed to be their lead guy now that we got mayor Pete mayor Pete the big winner and of the I or well I was in Iowa caucus I guess mayor Pete the big winner of the Joe Biden considering he was the Iowa caucus anyway yes what this city it says bear Pete at all and talk to the people of south bend Indiana this guy is not particularly well liked in south bend Indiana and he hasn't exactly done a good job I did see the exchange why is it that your administration tend to arrest are by a dramatic margin more African Americans all for smoking weed and drugs and all of that yes I know that's true I'm like oh why'd you do it well anyway now he's gonna take his now surging in the polls trying to be crazy Bernie and quid pro quo Joe but the Democrats well they may not want to seventy seven a seventy eight year old Biden or Bloomberg or by and they would buy you think between the three of them the five thousand years old I I mean it's just like the new face of the Democratic Party as mayor Pete anyway so he goes off on a Sunday and I guess is on with Chris what I'm any goes may or not only do you want to decriminalize marijuana you wanted to criminalize all drug possession you say that the better answer is treatment not incarceration is in the fact that it's illegal to have to possess math heroin doesn't that at least in some way the fact that it's illegal and legal lacked as some deterrent in trying it in the first place this guy wants to legalize heroin Mike but let me let me explain mayor people.
"mayor pete" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Yeah you see the story of why a lot of woke Democrats can't stand mayor Pete did you know that to be true mom's not gay enough is not one of the big concerns that has been a concern over time yes but it's not just that okay it's other things too one is they think he is the worst kind of millennial have you ever heard that before now okay try to explain this the way they would say well what he's not socialist okay now yeah so in the younger you are the more social this tendency is you would have according to theory would you say there is true David I think that's true yeah okay and so it you know that if he wins Iowa and New Hampshire he could block Bernie Sanders path the end of the young socialists they don't like that about him because he's just not socialist enough okay the reason they think he's a traitor to his generation what a traitor to his generation yeah that's a good one that's what it says no I know I believe you yeah it's just a remarkable thing to say yes is because he appeals mostly to middle aged and older white voters so in this way his candidacy violates a certain unwritten law of U. S. electoral politics American voters have historically appreciated candidates who from a socio economic perspective identify down like Franklin D. Roosevelt was a traitor to the upper class you know trump is the real estate billionaire who speaks for coal miners you following along with this thinking with major Pete major Pete ground mayors role to may be very your pate may your primaries all if it says it does who appear to identify up like a young nine millionaire small town mayor who aligns himself with cosmopolitan capital identifying down can be a proxy for authenticity but identifying up makes you seem like you're not real so that's one of the knocks on him okay another is they just think he's a liar I think that's true yeah he he's you know toward the center the last few months he initially seem to support Medicare for all and now he openly criticizes the effect would have on private insurance employment so as they say he initially propose radical government reforms like you know back in the Supreme Court removing the filibuster but now he's recast himself as a moderate unifier they're like the guys just a liar so he's not gay enough nor is he insane enough yes okay got it I do I always appreciate it when someone can be called a traitor to their generation by basically saying no to socialism yeah I would say anybody arguing for socialism is a traitor to their generation given the generation looks at socialism as a great thing that we should embrace the last thing they said is young people project an extreme hostility toward mayor mayor Pete not major pate coming in at in part to exercise their own anxieties about success and increase their in group status that makes sense yeah yeah do that totally does and I just thought of a reason why mayor Pete is totally that indie band that people liked it is soon as he made it big they said well the first album was better and he's sold out right basically now that he signed with a major label Bryce sold out year has successfully meet and that sucks right we'll have none of that success stuff yeah just trying to figure that out sometime give orchard in a way he's been the most interesting candidate because of the democratic voters some seem to embrace symbol right away we think it's time to have an openly gay candidates run for president but other people it was the it though strangers one to me was not gay enough and they are still very much in play from what I read what I understand I think the one thing that I will say to me Pete's credit I is that he is one of the only candidate to apparently realizes that the people who are criticizing him for not being gay and off and all this nonsense that's out there it's the same block of voters who don't actually show up on election day that's true and he ignores them in a larger in large part not always I mean he is still sitting there nodding in agreement when somebody says that illegal M. immigrants are just here to take back land that was stolen I mean he still does that idiotic stuff yeah but I mean he's desperate also for the black vote right and he's not going to get it by all appearances so that whole thing just kind of then the water anyway let's get the one we have time of James Comey on being vindicated because this guy's so full of crap now yeah this deserves to get played yeah I had time yet so so he's on fox news Sunday talking to Chris Wallace in the plays the back to back audio of James Comey talking with C. N. N.'s Anderson Cooper about being vindicated by the IG report followed by a clip of the idea Michael Horowitz answering the same question okay roll this thing do you think this is a vindication it is does your report vindicate Mr call me it doesn't indicate anyone if you have a guy who touch this including the leadership okay then so so call me on fox news Sunday responded as such the I. G.'s says you should feel no vindication well maybe turns upon that we understand the word what I mean is there news of illegal spying of capping Mr trump's wires illegally of opening sophistication without justification of being a criminal conspiracy to unseat defeat and then on see the president all of that was nonsense I think it's really important that the inspector general looked at that working people your viewers and all viewers understand that's true but he also found things that we were never accused of which is real sloppiness and that's concerning pins on what your definition of education it is what is this the fifth right now in one yeah we just go away yes James Syme okay just go away something else you gotta get to Starbucks there apologizing again mmhm there is now a third anti.
"mayor pete" Discussed on RJ Politics
"Feel out. I'm not going to take backseats anybody when it comes to being progressive and With whether it's Medicare for all who wanted or other measures I'm proposing they would make me the most progressive president of our lifetimes and now of course when you start doing better some of your competitors start getting a little more negative and that's just politics but I'm not worried about that what I'm convinced. We need to do is implement bold and progressive ideas and do it in a way that we can actually unify people around. We'll never get everybody but with strong American majority for the things I'm proposing in for dangerously divided country the opportunity and I think the the necessity ahead is to enact these bold ideas and doing away the brings us together so on this healthcare issue. Hugh and this is the last little bit. Because we've been talking about it already. It definitely seems like when you're on the debate stage that sometimes you almost sort of frustrated with the fact that you know you have these politicians who are talking these big pie in the sky ideas like a medicare for all that it would be insanely expensive almost impossible to get through house Senate Senate and things like that and there have been multiple moments on that stage where I've noticed that you kind of bring every like see this is why folks in Ohio in Iowa in Idaho in all of these places you know this is why they get disillusioned with politics and things like that. How important do you think it is to kind of like the rain? In whatever democratic critic policy ideas are coming out of this field to something. That's practical and something that can appeal to people who might be on the fence in sort of the middle of the country. I get fired up about this because as a mayor mayor who works outside of Washington. I'm used to being accountable for getting things done. And I've seen so many issue areas where there's been talk for years and years and years and very little has actually change. You'll get immigration. Last time we had a big reform was when Reagan was president You look at healthcare. We've been talking about these things for a long time certainly the ACA was a jump forward but we got so much more work to do. And I WANNA make sure we don't get wrapped around the axle on the politics of it Of course there's one upmanship that always goes on During the primary Mary season but We have this golden moment in front of us where the American people are with us to make big changes. And there's a way to get it done. We have a responsibility not to lose sight of that and add the discipline to focus on these opportunities and to focus also on things that we can explain how they're going to be paid for because if we increase the debt debt even further than than necessary and I'm proposing we not increase it at all. This is going to be a problem for my generation which will be here when sooner or later. Some these financial time bombs go off to. Something's very important that we make promises that we can actually keep and we can make very bold promises if there's a plan to keep them that's what my campaign paints committed to doing and I get frustrated sometimes. The talk accelerates without much of a sense of how it's going to happen and so I mean what would you say about people who who think that you you know that talk is sort of important because it's important to be aspirational. You're running for the top officer. Would you say aspirational but also you know. As within the realm of possibility ability at the end of the day the competitors will each have their approach. And I've got mine but mine is to offer against some of the big things we've ever done. I mean to be able to actually do this in healthcare would would be huge. It'd be the biggest thing we've done more than a half century to really deliver a meaningful immigration reform to get a package of gun laws that would save thousands of lives. These are things that would represent a giant leap leap so I'm not going to take a backseat on the idea that That these are bold. I'm just saying that we also have to have the discipline to focus on what those ideas are explained. How we'RE GONNA GONNA pay for them and bring the American people along so that they can actually get achieved so so you make it through the field and and it's you and it's trump and he's got probably a billion in dollars I mean I mean truthfully to spend against you in a very short amount of time? You're you're new to the national political scene. What the path forward for you you know in terms of of beating him in states that he won narrowly in two thousand sixteen states with a lot of suburban folks who maybe don't agree with a lot that he does but you know like their healthcare like whatever I mean what? What is your pitch to those one of the things we're seeing even now is a lot of folks crossing over coming to me at events? Saying look always voted Republican. But I'm looking for something different this time and I'm going to support you. There are a lot of Republicans and conservatives who are disgusted with what's happening in their own party with what the president has done and we've gotTa make sure sure to welcome them and I do. It's not going to agree. I'm not going to pretend to be more conservative than I am but I am going to offer a plan for America that's rooted in values that we ought to be able to share and make sure it's clear how the policies on putting forward are going to make Americans lives better. I think it's a winning message in the primary. I think it's a winning message against Donald Trump in the general. The other thing that we're doing is building right now. The kind of robust strong top to bottom organization with grass roots energy that has powered our does up to this point. But it's also what it's going to take to go up against a sitting president of the United States who was amassing resources right and left and we'll pull out all the stops APPs to try to stay in power absolutely and lesson. I just wanted to ask you about another interesting moment on the debate had to do with foreign policy and specifically what's going on in northern Syria Korea. I I read earlier this week. I think it was. ABC News that the the US diplomat diplomatic core is honestly worried that the country might be found as an accomplice Ebola or as a part of of war crimes. Is that something you know in your whole life your times Marie everything you ever picture something like this happening in the United States. I never thought I'd see the day when the president would betray allies in this way. We're talking about Kurdish allies. Who put their lives on the line to stand with the United States fighting Against terrorists and the reason. I'm fired up about this is because I know that when I was deployed the flag on my shoulder was one of the things that kept me safe and and it kept me safe because we were country known to keep its word that our allies and our enemies knew that this is a country that will stand by those who stand with us the the president destroyed them and he destroyed it for no good reason. It's not that there was some emergency that required US suddenly to make a terrible difficult choice and change policy. See you changed the policy over after a phone call and if we have a president who is this easily manipulated and who cares so little for American allies is what that does is it undercuts the entire strength of American moral authority. The idea that we're a reliable ally the idea that we stand up up for our values which are also values that people around the world share when we lose that when the president destroys that that makes the world a more dangerous angels place especially for Americans. So what I'm worried about is not only the atrocities that appear to be playing out in Syria. Not only the apparent resurgence of Isis. That could happen because so many captives are being let free because of this.
"mayor pete" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Seven even eye out for mayor Pete, and I went on to add that this guy is excellent at masking his. Radicalism as almost as good as Obama. And I say this back on March twelfth and now look am energized. I have never been credited for this. Don't misunderstand, nobody has acknowledged this. It's just one of these things I know if I hadn't called people's attention to mayor Pete. I mean he would eventually been noticed. Don't miss it as Dan. What do you mean? It was a political story ago. Oh, plus political political. You'll be that's right political did do story, acknowledging that I was one of the first to call attention to mayor Pete. So some of this may be on a fault. But it it may be because of me. All right. It's my fault. So anyway, let's now go to mayor Pete, this on the Fox News channel is last Sunday night before the game of thrones. Finale, do you know how many people would not have agreed to appear precisely because it was right before the game of thrones finale. But mayor Pete was fearless game of thrones game. Schmaltz doesn't matter to him. If he's got a chance to be on Fox News. He's gonna take Chris Matthews was the moderator. Chris wallace. I'm sorry. Chris Wallace was the was the moderator and mayor Pete got a standing O from the Fox News. Crowded sharked. Chris wallace. But Chris Wallace should not have been shocked. If he had listened and heard my first analysis of mayor Pete, then none of this, what is prized him? Here is the first bite. We have from if it's hard to figure out what's going on right now is because we are living on one of those blank pages in between chapters in American history. And what comes next could be ugly, or could be amazing. And I believe running for office is an act hope. And so is voting for somebody and supporting somebody in volunteering for somebody. I hope you'll join me in making sure that that next era.
"mayor pete" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"You're back with the checks continuing our discussion about Pete mayor Pete's townhall last night. We do have a clip of him suggesting that Trump was not duly elected. So there's that take a listen to this. But do think there's a special value to generational change at a moment like this, because we're not just living through another election. I believe we're living through one of those transitions between moments in American history. As consequential as the one that brought us the new deal or the dawn of the Reagan era, which I would argue is actually a forty year period that has only now come crashing to a halt with the hostile takeover of the Republican party by the current president. And it does call for that longer view, so everybody. Okay. That's an hostile takeovers hostile. That was hostile as, as people out here who elected him, right? Who said we're tired of politicians, you know, like you. His politicians were tired of politicians to regular guy knows how to run a business. That's what we want and we went ahead and elected him. But that was hostile. Yeah. Sixty million people plus said, we want Donald Trump to be the president. Yeah. Something different but he's saying it was a hostile takeover. This is what all politicians say. This is what they this is an essence. I mean, they may say it in a different way. But this is what they all say because they're so uncomfortable. But the fact that we wanted something different we don't want a politician like you. Yeah. And they're so uncomfortable with that notion that this is what they do. They twist and they mold that into who is so hostile. It's so hostile. They were so hostile. Well, on it so elitist, right? It is same attitude tone that he takes about our very state. He is the mayor of south bend and hates this state. And if you don't believe me, just listen to him for any significant period of time talk about having to come from a backwards place like Indiana snooty. He's very, very snooty about his own state, and whether it's. Because he's attacking Mike Pence without provocation or whether he's just saying because he's gay that being gay and growing up in backwards. Indiana. It's like there's a miracle that he was able to survive. It's this tone that is so elitist, as the very thing that we all said, no to yet two thousand sixteen get out. You don't like it then by, then why would you? Why would you be mayor of the very place that you hate? Yeah. That you think that you survived that you had to get out of that, you want so desperately to get away from right? GT. Exactly. And don't try to lead the whole country. Exact I know now, by the way, Donald Trump could not resist tweeting about mayor Pete and the town hall. So here's what he said, hard to believe that Fox News is wasting airtime on mayor Pete, as Chris Wallace likes to call him. Fox's moving more and more to the losing. And then in parentheses wrong side in covering the Dem's. They got dumped from the Democrats boring debates and they just want in. They forgot the people who got them there. Chris Wallace said, I actually think whether you like his opinions are not that mayor Pete has a lot of substance fascinating biography, g he never speaks well of me. I like Mike Wallis better. And Alfred Newman will never be president..
"mayor pete" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Our phone number is eight three three three three four six seven five to call in taking calls. It is so interesting to observe analyze this democrat primary you have still turbulence you still have some people. I think that are still going to announce I think there's going to be a surprise. I think someone's going to catch fire like governor Hickenlooper or somebody that we haven't really had much media attention on. We're still so early into this primary, but I headlined caught my call my democrat Buddha JR. Mayor Pete seems like a nice enough guy. Army veteran who's a hero for our country. He deserves credit for that served. Our country admirably mayor Pete brands himself as a turnaround candidate. What I want to sitting democrat Pete Buddha? Judge. Mayor Pete from south bend Indiana says he is the turnaround candidate. What exactly do you plan on turning around? You have a plan to bring back ISIS. Do you want to bring make unemployment go up? You want to have less people work you want you want to bring rockets back to North Korea. Do you want black employment to go up on black poverty? You want more people on food stamps. This is it's such a cliche. And I don't think you quite realize what he's saying when he says this because usually politicians are running the fix messes because politicians created messes for fifty years in our country then so everyone's at on the turn around Canada. I'm the guy that can fix it. But when there's very little to structurally, fix, of course, still issues the national debt, there's still things we should address. But when you're getting the big stuff, right? When the economy is the best that it's ever been when you have relative world peace when you're solving problems such as signing prison reform signing the veterans accountability act when you're signing right to try when you cancel the Iran deal. Move the embassy to Jerusalem, and then you have democrat mayor pizza. Well, I'm I'm the turnaround guy, and I can turn economy around and turn this what exactly turn around the greatest economy that America's ever had. You're gonna turn it around back to how it was. So you're gonna go back to point three point three percent GDP growth, you're going to go back to ten percent unemployment. You're gonna have more people sign up for food stamps. And this is really where the Democrats find themselves in a conundrum because you only relentless relentlessly resist something that works for so long. Right now in the generic ballot. President Trump does okay against the Democrats. But as soon as democrat has a face, and these radical comments start to come out or these nonsense common start to come out to reveal themselves. Speaking of radical comments, one of my favorite members of congress to talk about congressman. Swallow. I think saying that right. This is cut ten. Let's listen to ten congressman Eric swell. Well, you think the president should be impeached for on that road right now. And we're certainly closer after the Muller reports. So I'm one of the persons that will have to prosecute that case. I'm one of the people that will have to prosecute that case. It sounds like a guy running for president won't me of running for president running for president has become like this totted industry in the United States to great way to get your name out. Great way to sell books. They are. Well, if you become president nited states, I will be very surprised. Let's just put it that way. Anything can happen. Obviously Donald Trump's surprise a lot of us. But boy, do I think Eric while was actually running because he thinks president I'd states now he wants to get his name out. He wants to have more cable television hits boy has already had a lot. But he's saying this I want to repeat that we are on the right road right now, and we are certainly closer after the mullahs report closer after the Muller report, we spent thirty million dollars of US taxpayer dollars this. This was a tax payer funded assassination attempt metaphorical assassination attempt against the president states of his character. In one of the worst ways, you could possibly magin. We had two years thirty million dollars. What what? Exactly are they upset about that. He tweeted that. He said, oh, I wish I'm not under special investigation. Do you.
"mayor pete" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"The accuracy of the census, but six states or at risk of losing a seat in the house of representatives, California, Florida, Texas, Arizona, Illinois, and of course, New York. Okay. So you got California, Illinois, New York democratic right? Arizona Brett mostly turn a little bit purposely. You've got Texas predominantly a red state, Florida it purple. So. But it's frustrating because you're told how bad it is even ask that question, and they roll it out. Well, it's it just fortunately hurts people people are afraid, what are you fray dance? A quite well people are hiding nobody's hiding in the shadows. They weren't hiding in the shadows. When they went to get a license. They're not hiding in the shadows. Now, are there some people that are probably potentially. Yes. But it's a small number growing up. I never saw people hiding in the shadows. Didn't I didn't see people lighting in the shadows? With school with kids were here legally, parents I played soccer with against people that weren't here legally. Nobody was hiding in the shadows. They weren't afraid. That's a beat as a bunch of BS. That's being told over and over again. Yes, there is a small area. I'm sure here, and there where people are kind of worried about it based by what's going on with Trump at a lot of people say can get anybody in California's really terrified. No, no, not even close. So based on this. I have a feeling that there's going to be a question. Well, if you don't want to answer the question, and you're here legally, right or you were born and raised here or you've been naturalized. And you'd want to answer the question that's on you. That's on you. Three two three five three eight twenty four twenty three. At Chad Benson show is your Twitter, you can tweet at us love hearing from you each and every one of you last night everybody who was anybody. And then some got a chance to go out there and talk about all kinds of stuff on CNN as producer Phil called it. It was the Live Aid. If you will of I guess town hall meetings and Bernie was up there doing his thing. He had mayor Pete doing his very Pete's very interesting because the great article today on NBC talking about the fact that the media's kind of fallen in love with mayor Pete kind of like they did with the Vom and they're not looking real hard phase four stuff on him. At least not yet. Where other people, right? Other people in the democratic world are looking hard to find anything. They can on mayor Pete mayor Pete started out at like zero point zero zero one percent. And now he's up the third in many of the latest polling. He is on the heels of either Bernier Biden who lead the pack and speaking of Biden, he flipped nearly said he's running a month ago. The most progressive record anybody running for the United anybody who would run. No verbal gaffes expected Thursday when former vice president Joe Biden makes it official in an online video and then plans his first presidential campaign appearance on Monday before union workers in Pittsburgh, Joe Biden polling a strong second behind Bernie Sanders in the nation's first primary state New Hampshire and so. Biden's getting into it. And he's going to have a ton of money because he's already got mega donors out there. Mayor Pete's very interesting and they're trying to find out. Who's this guy? How do we find out some stuff about right? I think it's chest or chased in his his husband is a very interesting character. And he he may be the loose cannon in in in this thing because apparently he likes to talk right found out. He does a little bit improv comedy. So he may be interesting. But the thing about him is the love affair. They're not they're hammering and going after the the the what advice do and how creepy uncle Joe is when it comes to smell in women's hair and doing some of the stuff he's done or Kamala, Harris owned a gun or they're going after you know, all of the the front runners, and they're checking them. We're kind of getting that love. And now what you finding is going to Indiana, and they're talking to the Republicans who've run against him. And getting all the research. They can't plus they're going out there. And they're doing a freedom of information act. They want to find anything and everything that they can use against this guy. Because there seems to be this kind of love affair and they've got to figure out how they could break it down because he is better. Oh, he's stealing all of Beddoes thunder. Right. He is it's much like with Chris Christie. Remember, Chris Christie gathering a lot of people thought. Well, Chris Christie loud New Yorker that New Jersey guy that back east guy. He's big he's these all of those things and then Trump came in and Trump stole a lot of his thunder. And you thought will eventually you might get it back. And it was just it was no go from there. I mean, that's just it. Trump led from start to finish minus little bit with Ben Carson. But outside of that Trump was start to finish led the entire way and with Buddha JR. Peto PetO PetO stealing his thunder. It's by it. Kamala. Harris stealing the thunder. Right. Even burn. A little bit stealing the thunder. And is he going to do the same for Biden is the occupying Elaine that Vidin really kind of wanted to occupy? But now finds that it's it's it's got some traffic on it. And he's running second in that late three two three five three eight twenty four twenty three at Chadbensonshow is your Twitter tweet at us. My fellow man, I slept on my sheets last night. So I got these Giza sheets gaze at my. They are. So nice. 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"mayor pete" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Welcome to EIB network. Hey, rush. You talk yesterday about Democrats, not ready and willing to accept it legal sanctuary cities. Their reaction exposes the truth. But I think most of us know that their compassion for legal is faked if it was real they would embrace this proposed politics right now, if you combine their fake compassion with the fact that they view legal as a future democrat voting block it shows that their stance on the legal immigration is just a strategy to turn, Texas and other southern states blue they they wanna legals flooding into the country. But only if they stay put in border states rather than moving the north two states that are already I liked this way of thinking this is this is tremendous critical independent thinking on your part. And I think I think now your average resident of San Francisco is maybe not gonna look at it this way, but the mayor or the or the governor or the leaders of these movements within the movement of liberalism will certainly look at it this way. Why why should we take? We want them to stay in Texas. We want them to stay in Alabama. We want him to stay Mississippi. We want them to stay in Florida. We don't want them here because you're right. They are and not only as it having that way. People are leaving California New York, New Jersey. And moving to the south and they're taking their political corruption with them. Yeah. I mean, if you combine that that voting power legals, plus that influx. I mean Austin, and there's a big tech. Boom happening right now, it's been going on a long time. I know also we've almost lost it every other person. I'm beat us from California or New York, right? And they're in tech. And I mean, you look at the cruise election Healey won by what two point six percent. I and the previous election he won by by nine points. Right. Oh, I know if you look at the just moving closer and closer to it is and if you look at the southern border of Texas that's on the border with Mako. It's scary. All those counties are different shades of blue right now, not read. Give me that. That is scary. I you could also say that this may be a reverse strategically on the part of of Trump and the Republicans and so forth, and we're going to have these people here for language able to go ahead and take them where they all ready are the majority. I think Trump's doing much more than I think Trump is actually attempting to focus everybody's attention on immigration, policy and immigration law. I think this is a brilliant stratagem, the flood sanctuary cities with these immigrants and have these people for whatever reason for having to say, no have them rejected is a great political objective here. But your point about this is relevant. I'm glad you called. Thanks, very much speaking he mentioned Beto, aerobic. And I've got to get some of these Bernie Sanders soundbites do after the the next break. But there is some news from Beto twenty twenty hopeful bettle Aurore has released ten years of tax returns his wife ham released their tax returns that that that they gave very little to charity, and I think Beto underpaid in two years of his taxes. Mayor Pete Pete Buddha. Judge says that he hopes that he and his husband have children. He voted judgy openly gay mayor south Benson. He hopes to have children with his husband, chest and or chasing, pronounces it. But sent his presidential run is kind of slowed down the path. Two children a little bit. He told PMS NBC Rachel Maddow that people have discussed having children together. Yeah. My husband has made a lot for things. I'm sorry. He's made for a lot of things. He's a great educator. Great public figure coming out of the gate. But he's also going to be at amazing father, and I can't wait to see him. I hope it'll hope I'll be good at it too. But I can't wait to see him have that chance. And then mayor Pete announced that his own supporters are to white. Yeah. He did mayor pizzas and not enough diversity at his events. He's criticizing his own supporters of being too white after questions about the lack of diversity at his events and among his campaign staff. They are Pete who is the first openly every story the first openly gay presidential candidate was asked about the lack of racial diversity a fundraiser in New York, he said that he's aware of the lack of diversity at some of his events including the fundraiser. Or you also said he said that his campaign came alive. It only happened after his CNN town hall of parents mayor Pete Your campaign did not come alive with your appearance on CNN townhall came alive. Two days later when I told people about your appearance on the CNN.
"mayor pete" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Is happening in the democratic primary there. There's a big rush to see who can out crazy idea everybody else, and, you know, Bernie in the last election cycle and pretty much entire career is just been crazy Bernie, right? Well, now too many mainstream democratic candidates have adopted all Bernie's crazy positions. So Bernie had to up the ante and make things even more crazy. And now he has said that he believes that felons currently serving time should be able to vote while they're behind bars. And this is the dumbest thing that I've ever is just stupid. It's dumb because when you commit a crime, and you are behind bars your rights are severely curtailed. It's part of your punishment. Now, I happen to be one of those people that believe once you get out of prison. What you've served your time. You should have your rights to vote restored. I think that people do deserve the opportunity to demonstrate that they have changed and become better people that the punishment that they went through serve it's purpose. And now they have decided to become responsible citizens. Now does that always happen? No, it doesn't. But people should be allowed to have that opportunity to participate in society again fully once they've paid their dues. But while you're still in prison. No, no. No asked on the campaign trail in muscatine, Iowa on Saturday, if those imprisoned should have the right to vote for Bernie said, I think that is absolutely the direction we should go in my state. What we do is separate. You're paying a price you committed a crime, you're in jail, that's bad. But you're still living in American society. And you have a right to vote. I believe in that. Yes. I do Vermont Maine, by the way or the only states that allow felons currently serving their sentences to vote by then it's part of your punishment. I think it's just part of this is your deal. You've lost the ability to participate as a citizen while you were incarcerated. That's just part of the problem. Now when you get out great, you're you've you've served your time. You've done your whatever. And you should be able to rejoin the process. I don't have any problem with that. Can I just say this this past weekend? I've got to say because it's my show. I don't know why just preface it by saying that. I think we need to pay attention to mayor mayor Pete Buttigieg Buddha. Judge judge mayor Pete could be a formidable problem for Donald Trump. And here's why. He's a really likable guy when he talks he says pragmatic things he's not crazy left wing. If he wins the nomination. This is a serious contender that could bring to take Trump down for if no other reason, this reason, okay. And I don't know about every policy position he has not expanded on every policy position. By the way. He's still he's still doing the get to know mayor Pete part of his campaign, and he has not solidified policy positions on a lot of stuff. But so far, it's not crazy. He is a military veteran. He has he's a combat veteran. He happens to be gay. But he gave a speech this past weekend about being gay that is going to make a lot of people who are not necessarily comfortable with homosexuality. It's going to give them a window to understand not just him. But gay people overall and in the speech he gave about being gay. He said if I could have off if you could have offered me a pill that would have made me straight. I would have swallowed it before you could have given me a swig of water. And that acknowledgement of the challenges of being gay of of the fact that he would change it. If he could is enough for a lot of people that otherwise would be uncomfortable. He's good looking guy young guy. And when you're when you look at traditionally when it comes to presidential elections. A lot of times we swing that pendulum hard from one way to the other. We went from Obama boring. Milk toast, gave a great speech, but wasn't good so much at the speaking speaking. To Trump who was giant middle. Finger has trouble putting a sentence together in Oklahoma, and fashion sometimes doesn't articulates positions as well as he could has an ego this size of the planet. That's trump. So what does the anti-trump? We'll talk about it after we check on traffic..