Trump Picks Deficit Hawk SC Rep. Mulvaney to Lead Budget Office
Donald Trump’s selection of Rick Mulvaney to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is a good move for our nation’s ever-growing debt.
Mulvaney, elected to the House of Representatives as part of a tea party wave in 2010, quickly gained a reputation as an outspoken fiscal hawk. He played a central role in the passing of strict budget caps in 2011 and has voted against most omnibus spending bills that have surfaced during his six years in office.
President-elect Donald Trump, who has promised to cut spending and address the national deficit, says we will do “great things for the American people with Mike Mulvaney leading the Office of Management and Budget.”
“Mick is a very high-energy leader with deep convictions for how to responsibly manage our nation’s finances and save our country from drowning in red ink,” continued Trump. He will “bring new accountability to our federal government and renew the American taxpayer’s trust in how their money is spent.”
Mulvaney, who recently learned Spanish in order to speak about Republican policies on Spanish-language news networks, will have more control over the size of the government than virtually any other individual. As OMB Director, he will oversee the departments that hand out money and write regulations and will have serious influence in nearly all major decisions.
Among his chief duties will be to oversee Trump’s dramatic tax code overhaul, a plan that promises to streamline the process for families and provide serious relief for corporations.
Mulvaney is a fierce critic of budgetary loopholes that allow Congress to avert spending caps for military funding and anti-terror operations. His history of siding with Democrats on defense spending issues may provide a check for some of President-elect Trump’s most elaborate (and expensive) policy plans.
We saw the national debt grow to over $18 trillion during the Obama Administration, and Mulvaney’s nomination may prove to be a turning point.
“Mike Mulvaney is the absolute right choice,” says House Speaker Paul Ryan. “In Congress, he has been a conservative reformer from day one, proposing solutions to fix the budget process and our regulatory system… At OMB, he will lead the work he has started to improve the way government does the people’s business.”
Editor’s note: Ladies and Gents, this may be our last best hope to make any progress on the budget deficit. House Speaker Paul Ryan is also interested in balancing the budget. With the two them its a possibility that America wll not go bankrupt.