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Pete Buttigieg: Democrats should get more comfortable owning deficit issue


Added 01-23-20 09:22:06am EST - “Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg said Democrats should get more "comfortable" owning the issue of deficits, as he looks to draw a contrast with his more liberal rivals in the closing stretch ahead of Iowa.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg said Democrats should get more “comfortable” owning the issue of deficits, as he looks to draw a contrast with his more liberal rivals in the closing stretch ahead of Iowa.

Mr. Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, said he’s being “careful” with what he’s promising on issues like health care “to make sure it is paid for.”

He said that in his lifetime, Republican presidents have racked up budget deficits while Democrats have trimmed them.

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