Andrew Fieldhouse

Andrew Fieldhouse is a federal budget policy analyst at the Economic Policy Institute and works on fiscal policy and progressive budget reform.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Mitch Daniels, Deficit Peacock
In issuing the Republican rebuttal to the State of the Union address, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels had the audacity to present himself as a fiscal conservative and lecture President Obama on economic policy. Daniels presenting himself as a fiscal conservative is farcical: The tax cuts he pushed through for President George W. Bush as director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) are responsible for roughly half of today’s structural budget deficit and half the public debt accumulated last decade.
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