'Mick Mulvaney, who will, if confirmed, head the Office of Management and Budget, brings to the job a pronounced hostility to federal spending & federal regulation, the basics of functional government. He rode the anti-deficit, anti-regulation Tea Party wave into Congress in 2010 and is a founder of the far-right House Freedom Caucus. He has advocated shutting down the government rather than passing legislation to keep the nation and the economy running, and he was one of several dozen House Republicans who refused to back a deal to avoid default on the national debt by raising the statutory debt limit. He has voted many times to repeal the Affordable Care Act, calling it a “government takeover” of health care. An unanswered question is how such a deficit foe l could actually get behind the Trump economic agenda, which sproposes tax cuts that would cost $6.2 trillion over 10 years'