Tag Archives: Mick Mulvaney

Verbatim

With Mulvaney, Money Talks

“We had a hierarchy in my office in Congress. If you’re a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn’t talk to you. If you’re a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you.”

— White House budget director Mick Mulvaney, quoted by the New York Times.

Enumerati

Trump’s Military Parade Could Cost $30 Million

$30 million

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told Congress that President Trump’s planned military parade would cost between $10 million and $30 million, the Washington Post reports.

Poetic Justice

Not So Funny

Trump’s budget, by human compassion, is unencumbered.
As usual, for the poor and working class, it’s a bummer.
And that ballooning deficit?
Our grandkids will pay for it,
Though Mick Mulvaney says he could have balanced it using “funny numbers.”

Verbatim

Mulvaney Says He Could Have Balanced the Budget Using ‘Funny Numbers’

“I probably could’ve made it balance. But you all would’ve rightly absolutely excoriated us for using funny numbers to do it.”

— Budget director Mick Mulvaney, quoted by the Wall Street Journal, on the Trump administration’s budget proposal.

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Mulvaney Has an Epiphany

“I’ve come to the realization that Washington is not going to solve the debt problem, the deficit problem, through spending.”

— White House budget director Mick Mulvaney, quoted by Politico, explaining his change in position on federal budget deficits.