Mick Mulvaney Quotes

If we don’t take defense spending seriously, it undermines our credibility on other spending issues

 
Context
Most Republicans at the time would argue for government spending reductions except for defense spending for which they wanted an increase in most cases despite huge waste and abuse in the Department of Defense. (See {615006} for just one example). Mulvaney, a new congressman with Tea Party backing, pointed out the hypocrisy of the this Republican position over the last decades, but this had been a central part of the Ronald Reagan platform.
Mick Mulvaney
Mick Mulvaney
  • Born: July 21, 1967
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

John Michael "Mick" Mulvaney is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 5th congressional district since 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party. Mulvaney previously served as a member of the South Carolina Senate, representing the 16th district (Lancaster and York Counties), from 2009 to 2011. He is the first Republican to represent South Carolina's 5th district since 1883. He was apponted by Donald Trump to be the Director of the Office of Managment and Budget.