This article first appeared in the Washington Examiner.
He’s not exactly every economist’s idol, but for Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, Reagan-era budget chief David Stockman has always been the gold standard.
Mulvaney, who took the same path to office that Stockman did — from the House to the administration — revealed that he has always wanted to follow the lead of Stockman, notorious for too bluntly questioning President Ronald Reagan’s budget plans.
“It’s a fascinating place to be. It’s a job I always wanted,” Mulvaney said recently at an event hosted by Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service at the McCourt School of Public Policy.
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