House Budget Committee members Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., right, and Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, listen to testimony from Budget Director Jack Lew , Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Mulvaney Would Be Tremendous at OMB

Conservatives have rightly been enthusiastic about many of the picks Donald J. Trump has made so far as he pulls together his cabinet. Gen. James Mattis, Sen. Jeff Sessions, Gov. Nikki Haley and Gov. Rick Perry are just a few of the names which inspire confidence about the direction the Trump administration is headed.

One of the most exciting has yet to be named, but conservatives can prepare to be excited if the reports that South Carolina Rep. Mick Mulvaney is tapped to run the powerful Office of Management and Budget. While some of Trump’s economic picks are unknown quantities for conservatives, Mulvaney is a known quantity and excellent on fiscal and budgetary issues.

Most importantly, Mulvaney has been a passionate tax reformer during his time in Congress. Grow the economy and our nation’s budget issues become solvable. The type of sluggish, low-growth economy that Barack Obama has given us makes the budget picture grim. Conservatives can be confident Mulvaney would be the strongest pro-growth OMB director America has had in decades.

Mick understands the budget from his years of service on the Budget Committee, has never shied away from a fight, and has a passion for the inner workings of government that would make him the ideal OMB director.

Trump has only a few positions left to fill in his cabinet and few are as important as OMB director. If, as expected, Mulvaney gets the nod, conservatives have every reason to be thrilled heading into the holiday season.

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