This Budget Could Have Been Named 'Taxpayer First' Budget
Director Mick Mulvaney: "It could have been the 'Taxpayer First' Budget. Because for the first time in my memory this is a budget that was written from the perspective of the people that actually pay for the government. We went line by line through what this government does and asked ourselves can we justify this to the folks who are actually paying for it ... That's the perspective by brought from the very beginning. Maybe that's what's new about this budget."
A Moral Imperative To Address This Government's Debt
Director Mick Mulvaney: "Everybody around this table owes the federal government $60,000. I have three 17 year-olds. They're not even out of school yet, and they owe this government $60,000 each. Every man, woman and child in this room owes the federal government $60,000. I'm not sure if they know that. I'm not sure if we've done a good job, both parties, of explaining to people what government truly costs. I happen to believe we've done a good job of hiding the true cost of government for the American people. I don't believe that people are willing to pay for as much government as they have. I don't think we've been entirely honest with them for the last 40 years on what government truly costs, and I do think there's a moral imperative to tell them."
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