Pete Buttigieg is the youngest of the Dems who are running for the 2020 presidency. Since the mayor is younger, he’s having to learn from a number of mistakes along the way – and he has had his share of stumbles.

Most recently, Buttigieg has been adding emphasis on the mental health crisis in the United States. He has a plan that would ensure that at least 75 percent of Americans who need mental health treatment will receive the care that they need.

Buttigieg is the only Dem who is focusing on mental health – but he’s not the only one running for president who is talking about it. It seems as though the Indiana mayor has borrowed a page from Trump, who is currently focusing on the mental health crisis as part of his re-election campaign.

Buttigieg’s Plan

Pete Buttigieg spoke heavily about a mental health and addiction services plan that could cost to somewhere around $300 billion. He spoke about this in New Hampshire, a state that has been hit particularly hard by the opioid crisis.

Buttigieg may be unaware that Trump already spoke to Manchester, New Hampshire about mental health – and it happened about two weeks before the Democratic hopeful got there. This is just further proof that this is a borrowed idea. Additionally, there were considerably more people in attendance during Trump speech than what Buttigieg was able to generate.

However, Buttigieg has a plan that calls for $100 billion in grants, integrating mental health treatment into primary care settings, and increasing the available treatment beds. He wants to make it easier for patients to get the medicine they need to treat opioid addiction. He also wants to invest in suicide prevention for veterans while also focusing on disparities in behavioral healthcare.

In a statement, the candidate talked about how Washington claims to prioritize mental health care but slashes funding for treatment behind closed doors. He feels as though many politicians are ignoring the growing addiction and mental health crisis in America.

Based on figures from 2015, only about 11% of the 20+ million people who need substance abuse treatment are able to receive it – and Buttigieg wants to change these statistics.

The plan would address the public health effects of loneliness and isolation. He wants to increase the workforce within behavioral health by looking at reimbursement rates and loan repayment programs. Further, he’d like to create a three-digit suicide hotline for veterans. Mental health workers and schools and investing in early intervention programs are also part of his plan.

Buttigieg Sounds a Lot Like Trump

When people have pressed Trump on what he thinks should be done about domestic terrorism in the United States, the president focuses heavily on mental health. He feels as though one of the reasons why people are turning to gun violence is because of not getting the mental health that they need. This means that there is at least one politician already in Washington DC looking to prioritize mental health care.

Additionally, Trump wants to create more psychiatric facilities. He has identified that a number of them closed throughout the 1970s and 1980s, making it difficult for people to get the mental health care that they need.

Buttigieg is starting to sound a lot like a certain Republican he doesn’t want to be associated with. However, he doesn’t have a new idea. While he may be looking to stand out from the Democrats that he is running with, he is actually agreeing with Trump and promoting an idea that Trump has been talking about heavily in the past several weeks.

It Takes Money, Pete

Pete Buttigieg seems to suffer from the same issues that so many of the other Democrats have. They come up with great ideas but have no idea how to pay for them. Kristin Gillibrand and her $10 trillion climate change plan is a perfect example of this. Throughout the plan that Buttigieg promotes, there is no discussion as to how he plans to pay for it all. He’s talking about at least $100 billion in grants, not to mention increasing reimbursement rates as well as repealing a Medicaid law. All of this is going to cost a significant amount of money – and fiscal conservatives are not going to hear the plan without knowing how the funding is going to happen.

Buttigieg is right to say that the United States needs to focus on mental health. However, since his plan is lacking serious details, he should simply default to Trump since Trump was the one speaking about it first.

23 thoughts on “Buttigieg Borrows Page From Trump To Focus On Mental Health Crisis

  1. Mayor Pete has every right to take anything from Trump talk for two reasons…the primary being he is building upon what may begin to happen in the current administration, and less importantly but visible just the same, Trump has spent his presidency “borrowing” the ideas & policy change input from others, both within & outside the current administration. There is nothing wrong with doubling-down on a plan or idea brought to the forefront by this president, any member of his cabinet, or any other candidate. Building on the sitting president’s ideas that will likely not materialize due to the his inability to follow through on most promises and his propensity to flip-flop on things he commits to could make Mayor Pete the people’s favorite.

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  4. Perhaps Buttgeig should concentrate on the mental health of Democratic politicians. So many of them seem to be unbalanced.

  5. Trump canceled Obama’s law making it unlawful to sell guns to the mentally he is saying they are the cause of the mass shootings, not his white supremacy talks. Either way he is somewhat responsible. We do need more mental health facilities. Their first patient should be Trump.

  6. The city of South Bend has already written in stone how worthless the little twit is. He is a failure at the municipal level so why would anyone in their right mind vote for this jackass at the national level.

  7. The “mental health” crisis in America is yet another red-flag issue orchestrated by those who want us un-empowered and unable to protect our lives.

    Our horrible mess in our great America is easily explained: our government, the chem-trails, the pricing of goods, the lack of jobs and resources due to them going to illegal immigrants, the fires intentionally set, the mass shootings, the attack on our 2nd Amendment as well as our CONSTITUTION, the attack on Whites, the media lies, the television programming, the lack of moral teaching in today’s public classrooms, the push to make whites and blacks procreate together, making pedophilia acceptable and White Genocide a non-issue, the lack of punishment on those (clintons, obamas, epstein) who murder and maim, and the lack of GOD – ALL these will make average people go crazy; which, is their intent all along.

    People MUST stop living the lie they are force-fed every minute of ever day in our Sodom/Gomorrah country and begin asking questions but more importantly, they MUST be willing to accept the answers – the truth of what is really going on and who is really making it happen. This world is evil and worse,,, those who do something about it are not because,,,,,, they too, are serving evil.

  8. Any person who uses recreational drugs is a co-conspirator with the drug cartels by providing the market for the illegal drugs. Opiods are created by USERS and Americans should not be made to pay for treatment to these criminals. I, as a taxpayer, strongly object to the confiscation of my earnings to be “given” to these undeserving scumbags.

  9. Little Petey Buttplug stealing ideas from President Trump. That’s funny. I thought little Petey Buttplug was supposed to be super smart, at least smart enough to come up with his own ideas. Oh, that’s right, his ideas haven’t been selling all that well.

  10. Another stupid Demo who has no clue what he is doing, therefore, he has to steal ideas from our great & loyal Trump, who has already been discussing this for a long while.

    Get it together loser… Hating Trump & yet coooooooopying him is showing ones lack of intelligence.

  11. Hello:
    I’m a long time resident of northern Indiana and I’m familiar with mr.Buttigieg.
    I always feel sorry when someone cannot form an original thought so they feel the need to steal someone else’s and attempt to pass it off as their own…

  12. Perhaps we wouldn’t have such a serious mental health crisis in this country if 22 million family supporting manufacturing jobs hadn’t be shipped to foreign countries.creating hopelessness among millions of American citizens.

    And perhaps if the US Congress had funded retraining programs for millions of laid-off workers rather than importing millions of foreign workers, there might be few Americans struggling to overcome depression.

    And perhaps if all the veterans who returned from the Middle East were provided with quality healthcare during the Obama Administration instead of being denied care, or having to wait weeks or months to receive it, there wouldn’t be so many veterans living on the street, or committing suicide!

    And perhaps if there weren’t 30 million illegal aliens who have been allowed to invade our country and occupy territory the US government paid $15 MILLION dollars for at the end of the Mexican War in 1848, we wouldn’t have a shortage of affordable housing that has caused a half of million Americans, veterans, immigrants and illegals to living on the streets in America’s largest cities.

    And lastly, having our veterans returning to their own country after fighting against radical Islamists in the Middle East, only to discover that their country has been overrun with Muslims while they were deployed overseas, must be driving many of them nuts! And then to have pro-Muslim Obama disarm thousands of veterans upon their return, while AG Holder supplied weapons to the Mexican Drug Cartels, must have caused thousands of veterans to grind their teeth down to nubs, just as it did to me!

  13. Just to let you know, your censorship drives me nuts, and I’m sure it pisses off plenty of Americans who still may think our rights to free expression still exist! The censorship on this site, and many others, including Conservative and Christian sites, proves we really don’t!
    Furthermore, if Conservative Congressional Republicans don’t do something to punish sites who squelch free speech and expression, they’re going to have trouble garnering enough votes in November of 2020 to maintain their seats, let alone to gain a majority!

  14. It would be for your betterment to come up with new ideas /new ways to say something to anyone of our issues. It shows you have no creative thoughts of you own. You need time and experience to think outside of the box. Take care of the existing job you have. Mr. Buttigieg.

  15. Every once in a while this road scholar sounds normal. But wait total nightmare. He is way to moral for the regular voter. Clean up ur town then we will look at what u have done.

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