BUDGET/CABINET/TRUMP PEOPLE/MIKE MULVANEY: “Donald Trump said during his presidential campaign not to touch Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid, but Trump’s new budget director says he’s working on getting the president to ‘look at’ entitlement reform.
‘There are ways that we can not only allow the president to keep his promise but to help him keep his promise by fixing some of these mandatory programs,’ said Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, on Hugh Hewitt’s conservative radio show Monday [3-6-17].
Mulvaney said he’s been attempting to ‘socialize the discussion’ with the White House about making cuts to the popular retirement programs. ‘I think people are starting to grab it,’ said Mulvaney.
‘As soon as the 2018 spending budget is done at the end of next week, I’m hoping to put together something for the president to look at on the other pieces of entitlement spending, or mandatory spending,’ he said.”
–William Steakin, “Trump will ‘look at’ Social Security, Medicare cuts: White House budget director,” Aol.com, March 8, 2017