[Ed. – Compared with the price tag of some of the other proposals by Democratic nominees, this one’s a bargain.]
Top-tier Democratic presidential hopeful and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Friday unveiled an economic plan that includes more than $1 trillion in spending on affordable housing, education and child care.
The 2020 contender said he would invest $700 billion in education and child care, including making early learning and care from birth through age 5 free for low-income families and more affordable for all others.
He would also give cost assistance to working and middle-class families for after-school and summer programs.
Buttigieg’s plan also includes spending $430 billion to give affordable housing to more than 7 million families, including the building or restoring 2 million units for low-income families.
Under the plan, families that make up to $100,000 won’t pay any public college tuition. It also calls for $50 billion in new investments in historically black colleges and universities and minority-serving institutions.