Can Trump and his budget director get on the same page?

Never mix up the debt and deficit again

Never mix up the debt and deficit again

Mick Mulvaney, one of the House’s most fiscally conservative members, will have his confirmation hearings on Tuesday to become President Trump’s White House budget director.

If he’s confirmed, the South Carolina Republican will face a bevy of budget issues on which he and his new boss may disagree. (His confirmation, while likely, may hit a few snags: his budget positions that in the past have been out of step with the broader Republican Party, and his disclosure that he failed to pay payroll taxes for a household employee.)

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