I am not so sure this is a misstep by Mayor Pete.
He knows that the voters of New Hampshire are basically Fiscal Conservatives and want their Politicians to be Parsimonious with their Tax Dollars and Balance the Federal Budget.
He is trying to show the voters of NH that he will be cautious with their Money, while trying to paint Bernie as a “typical” reckless out of control Tax and Spend Liberal Democrat.
While we Progressives think that Austerity Pete is sending a signal to his Big Donors that he would be open to cutting vital Social Programs if it will help to Balance the Budget.
This is not a mistake on Mayor Pete’s part but a deliberate attempt to placate the Conservative Voters of NH and his Billionaire Donors by showing them that he is not a Tax and Spend Liberal Democrat.
Of course we Progressives know that Republicans and the Elite Class think it is okay to put the Nation into debt if the money is going to Tax Cuts for the Wealthy and being spent on profitable Wars that enrich Stock Holders invested in the Military Industrial Complex.
Obviously Mayor Pete is a Phony and already a Puppet for his Bribers, this is apparent when you realize that a short time ago he supported Medicare For All and the elimination of For Profit Private Health Care Insurance Companies, until they started Bribing him to be against Medicare For All.
This Guy is going to rack up more Lies than the Don before the Primaries are over.
BERNIE SANDERS - 2020