Trump budget director Mick Mulvaney prepping entitlement-reform options


Congressman-turned-Budget-Director Mick Mulvaney is confident his proposed changes to entitlement programs – e.g., social security and Medicare – will help the president achieve his campaign goal of cutting spending and reducing the national debt.

The Washington Examiner has the details:

“As soon as the 2018 spending budget is done at the end of next week. I’m hoping to put together something for the president to look at on the other pieces of entitlement spending, or mandatory spending,” Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Monday in an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt.

On the campaign trail, Trump struck a populist note on retirement programs, saying that he would defend them and seeking to distinguish himself from Republicans who sought to reform them.

Mulvaney, however, has long advocated overhauling entitlement programs to reduce spending, in order to stabilize the national debt.

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