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SC Congressman Mick Mulvaney Facing Confirmation as Trump's Budget Chief
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  • Judi
    02/15/2017
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    I don't know anything about this individual. I will keep an open mind and learn what I can about him, but my initial reaction is this: The president says he's "a tremendous talent, especially when it comes to numbers and budgets.", which leads me to believe he can't count or do simple math, and/or he's bankrupted himself and/or several companies. Not that I'm bitter, but if anyone hasn't figured out the trend in his picks yet, I honestly and respectfully say that I would be shocked if that person can feed themselves and tie their own shoelaces. EDIT: I did a very cursory search and the first thing I found, on Wikipedia, was this "Mulvaney admitted that he had failed to pay $15,000 in payroll taxes from 2000-04 for a nanny he had hired to care for his triplets. Mulvaney said he did not pay the taxes because he viewed the woman as a babysitter rather than as a household employee." It also said he realized it was a mistake and has started paying this back. I believe we're human and we all make mistakes and I think it's admirable that he's paying it back-- it shows some integrity in a nominee, and that is sorely lacking in this administration. My concern isn't his mistake, it's that the role he's been nominated for requires strenuous attention to detail and attention to rules and laws. I also object to this very same mistake having disqualified Dem nominees in the past--not as revenge, but that there's a precedent.

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