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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House budget chief said on Tuesday that, if he were still a member of Congress, he "probably" would vote against a deficit-financed budget plan he and Trump are proposing.

    At a U.S. Senate panel hearing where he defended the administration's new $4.4-trillion, fiscal 2019 spending plan, Mick Mulvaney was asked if he would vote for it, if he were still a lawmaker, which he was before Trump hired him.

    "I probably would have found enough shortcomings in this to vote against it," said Mulvaney, director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in reply to a senator's question.

    The frank admission by Mulvaney, formerly a Republican member of the House of Representatives and noted deficit hawk, underscores not only his new job at OMB, but also a rapid retreat from fiscal conservatism by Republicans since Trump signed a major tax cut bill in December.


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    So, not only do many Republicans appear to vote against their own interests, you now have Republicans creating policy against their own interests and better judgment. Curious indeed
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    Quote Originally Posted by isla View Post
    So, not only do many Republicans appear to vote against their own interests, you now have Republicans creating policy against their own interests and better judgment. Curious indeed
    Nah. Watch when they do, not what they say. Republicans have demonstrated over and over again, since 1980 at least, that they only care about deficits when Democrats are in power. Deficits are higher and debt increases much faster under Republican administrations that Democratic ones. They say deficits are bad, they may even believe it, but when in power they always cut taxes for the rich and put it all on the credit card.
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