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Pete Buttigieg's high college
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 6/11/2019 1:34:27 PM

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg knows firsthand the burden of six-figure student loan debt. He and his husband, Chasten, are far from alone, though, and their personal college indebtedness is helping to keep the issue on the national stage. With loans totaling more than $130,000, they are among the 43 million people in the United States who owe federal student loan debt. The debtors are so numerous and the total debt so high — more than $1.447 trillion, according to federal statistics — that several of the Democratic candidates have made major policy proposals to address the crisis. Their ideas

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He owes $130,000+. I guess running for Prez pays better than mayor.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nimby 6/11/2019 1:36:48 PM (No. 95866)
Another moron who attends a school without having the ability to pay. Didn't this pee wee wok for sometime?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: privateer 6/11/2019 1:46:50 PM (No. 95869)
How about this plan: the government will agree to "amortize" your student debt throughout your term of government service, between 2-5 years, depending on the amount of debt. You could choose between the Military, the Peace Corp or VISTA, or.... (my recommendation!) the newly-reconstituted WPA or CCC.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 6/11/2019 1:48:56 PM (No. 95870)
Borrowing that kind of money without a plan for repayment is the height of irresponsibility.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: doublesharp 6/11/2019 1:57:51 PM (No. 95878)
Playing the come get your mind out of the gutter :-)
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Reply 5 - Posted by: droopydog 6/11/2019 1:58:03 PM (No. 95879)
I didn't go to a nice, expensive college. or even a college with a good football team. I would have liked to go, but I didn't because I couldn't afford it, and I didn't want to burden my parents with such an expense. I guess the Dims now want me to pay for everyone's nice college experience. Ha, ha...joke's on me.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 6/11/2019 2:00:03 PM (No. 95883)
Nope. Here's the real issue: anal sex is not a qualification for the presidency, and that's all he's got. Very thin resume there.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Northcross 6/11/2019 2:00:32 PM (No. 95884)
Two obvious questions that will not be asked: "Hey Pete, why were you so stupid as to take out a loan that you were unable to pay back?" "Why should someone else be required to pay back your loan?"
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Reply 8 - Posted by: His_Highness 6/11/2019 2:04:07 PM (No. 95887)
The person with whom he lives in sin may be a lot of things, but he is not Pete's husband. Between them, they have the intelligence of a snail. Why get that far into debt if you have no hope of paying it? He now wants to be President? Dunce!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: lakerman1 6/11/2019 2:06:11 PM (No. 95889)
Read this carefully. Peter the Homosexual doesn't have much student loan debt - his 'husband' has the debt. (I recall reading that the 'husband' had been homeless before he got together with Peter (and his peter.) (Sorry, Lucianne - too easy.).
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Reply 10 - Posted by: farmwife 6/11/2019 2:10:20 PM (No. 95892)
Has he made any attempt to pay it, or is he just another freeloader that thinks he shouldn't actually have to pay back money he borrowed. (Note: If you take money without intending to ever pay it back, that's not 'borrowing', that's theft. )
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Reply 11 - Posted by: lana720 6/11/2019 2:13:45 PM (No. 95900)
Stopped reading at, “his husband.” BYW, I paid to get rid of ads and they’re still here!!!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: AltaD 6/11/2019 2:18:20 PM (No. 95908)
Buttigieg graduated from Oxford (where he had a scholarship) in '07, so he's had over a decade to pay off some or all of his loan, the fact he hasn't shows his very poor financial skills. And if this debt is primarily his partner's, again it shows very poor decision making skills getting hitched to someone who racked up 6-figure debt while studying to become a teacher.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/11/2019 2:25:07 PM (No. 95915)
Hence the Dem platform of free college and debt forgiveness. We really need you guys running the economy. ASIDE I know politicians don't RUN the economy but these particular ones want to. And all homosexual men have "husbands" and all homosexual women have wives, simply for the momentary confused look on the faces of normal people. The other LGBTQWERTY letters I'm not sure about and won't take the time to dissect. Oops, sorry, is "homosexual" hate speech?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: RoosterBob 6/11/2019 2:37:33 PM (No. 95925)
I keep reading that Pete Buttigieg has a "Husband." I guess that means Pete is the "Wife?" How does that work?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: chance_232 6/11/2019 2:40:15 PM (No. 95927)
I couldn't afford college, so I joined the Navy. Learned a trade and Im now in the top 15-10% of wage earners. ( its a surprisingly low number ) Why should "I" have to pay college tuition to someone who may end up earning more than me? I have an idea..... "free college" in exchange for a higher tax rate. Its only "fair".
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Reply 16 - Posted by: grampus 6/11/2019 2:51:51 PM (No. 95939)
The debt was referred to as "their" debt but probably was mostly his husband's debt. Pete, the wife, served in the military and could have had her/his education debt largely forgiven.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 6/11/2019 2:57:41 PM (No. 95950)
So, his Commie family wasn't willing to pick up the tab for his "education?"
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Luandir 6/11/2019 2:57:52 PM (No. 95951)
Thank your buddy Barack for this millstone around your necks. The government created this mess. If you expect the government to make it any better, you are too stupid for college in the first place.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: tangles 6/11/2019 3:04:01 PM (No. 95955)
BS. His father was a professor and his child would be eligible for free tuition. Maybe he was too good for Notre Dame.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: cartcart 6/11/2019 3:07:47 PM (No. 95960)
Pay up! If you signed the agreement, it is good to pay up and be honest about it.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: 3XALADY 6/11/2019 3:20:15 PM (No. 95980)
I just knew Zippy was going to erase ALL the college debt on his way out the door but thankfully he didn't. I too am tired of the advertising but I think I saw something from Ms. Luci that it's being worked on.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: lakerman1 6/11/2019 3:49:53 PM (No. 96003)
2nd post apologies, but #19, there is a broad network of private schools where faculty children can go to another participating school, tuition free. I don't know if Notre Dame is part of the network, but Harvard is.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: VAPMAN 6/11/2019 3:51:03 PM (No. 96004)
My ( real) wife and I paid our student loans in full. No way in heck will I pay off other people’s student loans. You signed the loan papers now shut up and pay.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: curious1 6/11/2019 4:11:48 PM (No. 96018)
#2 has the solution for the irresponsible morons who paid to be indoctrinated without any plan to pay off the 'loan'.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Terry_tr6 6/11/2019 4:31:17 PM (No. 96032)
so having established college savings accounts and made sure kids did well so they would get scholarships (one of who is in the navy to pay for his navy scholarship) are SUCKERS. We should have borrowed out our butts and then joined the line for debt forgiveness. Over my dead body
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Reply 26 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/11/2019 4:47:45 PM (No. 96052)
With just a little help from my parents I worked summers to save money, worked part time at 2 jobs when I could fit the hours in. and made it through an engineering degree , not the top of my class because of the working hours and I'm not that bright. Back in the day tuition et al was not that much, study time was the issue. 33 hours class time and 12 hours of lab and then you went to work to pay your rent. Also there was NEVER an expectation that your parents were responsible for saving your way through college at ANY school let alone Harvard. And now these snowflakes want me and my children who paid THEIR own way too to pay for their ride? NO
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Reply 27 - Posted by: red1066 6/11/2019 4:48:22 PM (No. 96053)
Sure, let the people who caused the problem find a solution. My son just graduated from college debt free. How? My wife and I started saving for his college when he was 2 months old, and he attended a community college for the first two years with all of his credits transferring to a four year college to get his B.S. degree. The idea of attending a community college for two years is catching on with many students and parents. Even with those students with high GPA's. The high cost of attending a college all four years is changing minds, since the first two years are general requirements for graduation.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: MickTurn 6/11/2019 5:59:59 PM (No. 96112)
Obviously he was either robbed or took extra cash to party...either way he's no prize! Let him start a porn shop,. that's down his alley!
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Reply 29 - Posted by: JimBob 6/11/2019 6:27:43 PM (No. 96136)
To the best of my knowledge, EVERY time the Federal government has engaged in anything involving money, the result has been a Disaster. -Federal Budget: what, $1,000,000,000 (one Billion) deficit this year alone? -Federal Debt: $20,000,000,000,000 (twenty Trillion?) and climbing? -Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Home Loan programs (Fannie and Freddie actually PAID BACK EVERYTHING, but the Federal government is confiscating all the Profit from the home loans, and using the money to try to shore up ObamaCare. -ObamaCare -Indian Lands Trust -Social Security Trust Funds (all spent, just a pile of IOU's) -Student Loan Program A Proven Record..... of DISASTER! Heck, the Feds can't even run a House of Prostitution (read about The Bunny Ranch) and break even!
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Reply 30 - Posted by: rochow 6/11/2019 6:47:00 PM (No. 96148)
Student loans would not be so high if they did not over pay moronic teachers so much. They should also have less vacations, no country on this planet takes off this much time. No one held a gun to Butt's face to go to college. He knew upfront how much it will cost, so pay It off. After all he is getting a pension from the Navy and a good salary as a mayor!
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Reply 31 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 6/11/2019 6:51:45 PM (No. 96152)
Why would anyone pay $130,000 for a college degree? Its a ripoff. I did five years of college over a period of eight years. It cost about $12000. I lived at home. When I wasn't in college, I worked. I also qualified for GRANTS. I graduated owing $400. Don't fall for the high-priced college scam.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: SALady 6/11/2019 6:54:34 PM (No. 96157)
If you can't afford a fancy private college, don't go there!!!! Definitely do not take out lots of student loans to pay for it!!!! My kids went to good state universities. They worked part time, plus summers, to help us pay for their tuition and expenses. Plus my husband and I saved for years (bypassing getting cool toys, vacations, cars, etc, etc, for ourselves) so that they would have nest eggs to use for college when they got there. They both graduated debt free. They also got good degrees that helped them get jobs immediately upon graduation (accounting and education). If you take out a loan, you pay for it, or our nation's economy is doomed!!!!!
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Reply 33 - Posted by: BevNJ 6/11/2019 7:23:17 PM (No. 96168)
Me too, #11. Still getting ads . . .
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Reply 34 - Posted by: VirtuDawg 6/11/2019 7:25:39 PM (No. 96170)
I borrowed money for college, and paid back every cent. Never whined or complained about filling this basic moral and legal obligation -- to pay back what you borrowed, under the terms of the loan.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: fayebeck 6/11/2019 7:45:37 PM (No. 96187)
130,0000, 12000, or 500 dollars, a college "education" is a waste of money.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: bighambone 6/11/2019 9:20:55 PM (No. 96260)
Did he get a degree in Gay Studies? There is no “free lunch” now on student debt where individual students signed loan contracts knowing they would be required to pay back their loans, and no matter what the leftist and liberal Democrats say when vying for votes, wiping away all student debt will never happen.
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