In the summer of 2013, Congressman Paul Gosar sponsored an economic seminar, explaining, “We had this idea, to bring in some of the members of my Sophomore class, so you got to see that the experiment continues to work. That you actually elected people that think outside the box. They are real live people that believe in solutions at the local level. One of the people that I’ve always said that about is Mick Mulvaney. Mick Mulvaney is from South Carolina, he’s in my class, and he’s got a great set of skill sets.”
Evidently, President-elect Trump agrees. It was announced on Saturday that South Carolina’s Representative Mick Mulvaney has been nominated to be the Director of the Office of Management and Budget in Trump’s administration.
“We are going to do great things for the American people with Mick Mulvaney leading the Office of Management and Budget,” said President-elect Trump in a press release “Right now we are nearly $20 trillion in debt, but 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. With Mick at the head of OMB, my administration is going to make smart choices about America’s budget, bring new accountability to our federal government, and renew the American taxpayer’s trust in how their money is spent.”
“It is a great honor to be appointed Director of the Office of Management and Budget,” said Congressman Mulvaney. “The Trump administration will restore budgetary and fiscal sanity back in Washington after eight years of an out-of-control, tax and spend financial agenda, and will work with Congress to create policies that will be friendly to American workers and businesses. Each day, families across our nation make disciplined choices about how to spend their hard earned money, and the federal government should exercise the same discretion that hardworking Americans do every day.”
“This is a guy that if you want to know monetary policy, interest rates, what’s going on in business, this is the guy in our class that we trust,” Gosar said. “I want to give you guys a chance to actually hear from him.”
It’s been three and a half years since Mulvaney came to Prescott, but much of what Mulvaney said then is still relevant today.