Sunday Talks: OMB Director Mick Mulvaney -vs- Jake Tapper

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney appears on CNN today with Jake Tapper to discuss the Tax Reform Bill and the current Senate version.

Tapper has the ‘Media Matters’ talking points cued up; however, unfortunately for Tapper, Mulvaney knows the intricacies and swats the annoying gnatter chat. Actually, in the $30k example provided by Tapper – Mulvaney went easy on him.


Interestingly, Mick Mulvaney was also appointed to be the interim head of the CFPB this week; which has ramifications for left-wing economic control loons far greater than the tax reform package.  [More on that later.]  OMB Director Mick Mulvaney also appeared on CBS with John Dickerson (below):

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46 Responses to Sunday Talks: OMB Director Mick Mulvaney -vs- Jake Tapper

  1. Katherine McCoun says:

    he is fantastic! I love his facts and figures. He is Always Prepared.

    Liked by 14 people

    • The Boss says:

      Mulvaney didn’t just eat their lunch. He took their lunch money too.

      Liked by 23 people

      • NvMtnOldMan says:

        The Boss—Yes and he makes them look like the idiots they are in a nice way.

        Liked by 5 people

        • Katherine McCoun says:

          He not only never backs down when they dish out their nonsense and emotionally presented alternate facts and fake news spin but “punches” back with facts, figures and logic that completely lay bare the false narrative they try to weave — Every Single Time!

          Just a pleasure to listen to him explain things and hit factual, reality based home runs with each and every fake news question they pitch at him!

          Liked by 5 people

          • yep.

            Liked by 2 people

            • All American Snowflake says:

              I recall a Christian movie using the illustration of flying an airplane. Showing that the pilot must never trust his feelings but always trust the instrument panel. When flying pilots often feel that they are flying through a thick fog going straight ahead when in reality they are going straight down into the ground. Something to do with the inner ear. Vertigo.
              “This feeling of imbalance or disequilibrium is sometimes caused by an inner ear problem. Others describe their balance problem by using the word vertigo, which comes from the Latin verb “to turn”. They often say that they or their surroundings are turning or spinning.”


      • Ellen says:

        Arguably, the best pick of this administration! He stuck a dagger in Tapper while maintaining a smile on his face. Awesome!

        Liked by 3 people

  2. Johnny Bravo says:

    Trump is clear and Trump is focussed on helping middle America.

    CNN are not seeking clarity, they are seeking fuzziness and lack of clarity. Mr “yackity yack” Tapper can I introduce you to Mr “Tell it how it is” Mulvaney?

    Liked by 5 people

    • Carrie2 says:

      Johnny, again the tax bill means a millionaire will have the first deduction of $12K but anything over 1 million, even by one dollar, means he/she will be taxed at 46+% which means they will again be paying the most in taxes to help keep tax money coming in to run this country. It allows them the same as us to have some deductions to increase their business and offer more jobs, which is what is needed. Listen to the democrats you would think they never raised taxes and nothing go done, except filling their pockets or lately learning using our taxes to pay for their sexual harassing (which means I want their names, have them repay us for using our money for their sex problems, and then removed as untrustworthy and nasties). So many in Congress and local legislatures have no moral values today and think they own us and can do what they want and say. Not any more!


      • thinkthinkthink says:

        You are saying that every dollar earned ABOVE the 1 million level is taxed at the highest tax rate, right?


      • Thomas Berwick says:

        As I understand this 12K business, the taxed person pays the higher rate UNTIL the 12K is repaid. That appears to be a nothingburger for those high income taxed persons.


  3. Johnny Bravo says:

    It appears to me that, honesty and truth is making a comeback and is coming back into vogue…

    John 8:32
    And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. SoCalPatriot says:

    He is an excellent representative on behalf of tax relief…articulate, smart and non-argumentative.

    Liked by 8 people

    • JC says:

      Exactly, SCP. Mulvaney is non-threatening but lethal in his preparedness and grasp of every budget issue; he’s conversational but incisive. Still get a kick out of watching the look in his eyes and the quirk of his smile as he forms his answer even before Eeyore Tapper stumbles halfway through his question. President Trump’s Cabinet are all seasoned experts in their fields, dealing with media gnats embarrassingly ignorant in theirs.

      Liked by 11 people

  5. Archie says:

    Trump could really be credited with saving America if he would force the dissolution of the CBO.

    Liked by 5 people

    • pacnwbel says:

      Being a financial numbskull, having the shortcomings of the CBO explained so clearly and concisely was immensely helpful, having read about the CBO scoring not being up to snuff.


  6. n1ghtcr4wler says:

    Tapper would rather lie about Trump than grant poor people a tax cut.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. bulwarker says:

    Remember, all the media critics analyzing the tax plan have no idea what the final bill will look like. They just want any reason to derail reform while insulting the administration – don’t be fooled.

    Liked by 4 people

  8. Kyle Battle says:

    Stunning the amount of BS that Washington creates. Mulvaney does well to distill it all down to some simple precepts. Ridiculous how some “non-partisan” group can lob a grenade at this attempt to simplify the tax code and reduce tax burdens by claiming something bad’s going to happen in 10 years – really? Since when is some future Congress 10 years down the road beholden to a Congress in 2017? Such asinine BS. Any yet people like Mulvaney have to go on these chat shows and defend our principles against such ridiculous crap.

    Liked by 3 people

    • paulraven1 says:

      Yes, I agree. But good to remember that we don’t have to go on these shows. We choose to. And there are multiple ways to expose and humiliate the hosts AND make our case. For some reason, we continue to allow them to maintain their legitimacy as interview and news-broadcasting platforms.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Oldschool says:

    Can we clone mulvaney?

    Liked by 4 people

  10. deplorabledaveinsocal says:

    Where was the concern over budget deficits the previous 8 years??? As Sundance has sagely pointed out, there WAS no budget during the Obysmal years. Joke Tapper and John Dickeringman sure fawned faux concern over potential pitfalls and sunset clauses.

    Perhaps they should enjoy their sunset in the twighlight’s last gleaming and fade into oblivion as not one person will care to inscribe their names in the history books…

    Liked by 4 people

  11. BakoCarl says:

    I find it noteworthy that OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, who obviously knows his stuff backwards and forwards and can swat away offending Presstitutes with a single bound, was formerly disguised and well buried by the GOPe as just the inconsequential Rep from South Carolina.

    Way to pick ’em, PTrump!

    Liked by 4 people

    • TreeClimber says:

      Back when he was “just an inconsequential Rep from SC” he was not all he is now. My mother and I both met him in person, more than once. He’s certainly, er, grown a backbone, shall we say, since PTrump picked him up out the dirt and brushed him off. Said it before, will say it again – SC politicians may be corrupt up to their eyeballs but they know when the wind changes and how to sail with it.

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Deborah @UnTamedInSD says:

    ” it doesn’t cost money to let people keep more of their own money, it costs money to spend money you don’t have” – Mick Mulvaney

    Now that is an issue that should of been discussed in greater detail because none of them seem to know this or are purposely avoiding those facts… I believe the latter is where the truth lives.

    Liked by 12 people

    • Pharnham says:

      The federal government … and most lesser governments these days … are nothing but liars and scammers feeding us lines carefully designed by behavioral scientists in their employ to yield the desired outcome.

      There is no “cost” for a tax reduction. Government is the only cost with regard to taxes. Keeping more of your own money is lowering the only cost there is: the cost of government. The government, however, perverts the language with malice and pretends that somehow cutting taxes is itself a cost.

      Likewise these so-called “business taxes.” Corporate taxes. The very notion of such a thing is a lie in the first instance. You cannot tax a business, or a corporation, it is intrinsically impossible. The notion itself is a contradiction.

      If you raise taxes on a chicken company, the price of chicken goes up. The corporation pays absolutely zero … it can’t possibly pay more. The *consumer* pays the entire burden.

      Business taxes are actually sales tax. If the federal government desires a sales tax, it should see if it can pass a bill for one out in the open. Absent that, there should be zero taxation on business, because any such creature is entirely a deceit.

      Liked by 3 people

    • boogywstew says:

      To a Democrat , keeping any money you earned is just simply … a tax break.

      Liked by 4 people

  13. ZurichMike says:

    The $30,000 example “taxes will be increased”. Uh, after deductions, these people pay ZERO taxes.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Carrie2 says:

      Zurich, so only in NY, CA and I believe one other state will no longer be able to delete their taxes but have to pay more. Big deal since these states have been living off raising our taxes without end! We live in CA and my husband who is an Enrolled Tax Agent says ist won’t hurt many here but to hear all the talk you think My God we will be paying more taxes to the feds. Well, it will get better use there than here for sure!

      Liked by 2 people

      • nimrodman says:

        Exactly. The Federal tax initiative focuses on cutting FEDERAL income taxes.

        You got a problem with your State tax – or you wind up paying more total taxes – TAKE IT UP WITH YOUR STATE.

        Liked by 1 person

  14. Tegan says:

    Bake…I agree about Mick Mulvaney…and i’m from the area. I was somewhat surprised…knew that he actually applied for the job…and have been very impressed. “Light hidden under a bushel “ and all that. Nikki Haley has been another very pleasant surprise. Both of these serve as examples regarding AG Session…as you say…”Trump knows how to pick them.”

    Liked by 2 people

    • G. Combs says:

      President Trump dazzles me with his ability to spot and use talent to the best advantage. Nikki Haley being the prime example.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Ditch Mitch says:

      I was more surprised by Nikki than Mulvaney. Mulvaney was part of the freedom caucus that challenged Lyin.

      Nikki did not support PDJT even after he won the primary. Nikki was an opportunist and went with the prevailing winds. Once she got on the big stage she followed Rex and PDJT’s lead and it led to success. I think PDJT is giving her the leadership, support and tools to accomplish great things. Nikki has grown to appreciate PDJT’s leadership.

      Hope she continues to grow and not slip back to the old ways.

      Liked by 3 people

      • linda4298 says:

        she is an opportunist, this is her way to the top.


        • Deb says:

          She also has personal reasons to want to see peace in the Middle East and Pakistan/India.

          Liked by 1 person

        • H.R. says:

          linda4298: “she is an opportunist, this is her way to the top.”

          I believe that to be true. And she is smart enough to see the great opportunity given to her by President Trump. Now the only question is; is she smart enough to understand that adopting MAGA principles will continue her rise to the top? Time will tell.

          In 8 years, there won’t be a Donald Trump, Wilbur Ross, or Rex Tillerson. How far can she go if she decides that she should adopt MAGA as her personal political agenda?

          Liked by 1 person

  15. Deb says:

    He went on offense and pointed out how ludicrous the arguments were. That is how you play defense to win.

    Liked by 4 people

  16. Big Jake says:

    Mick Mulvaney is far and away the most articulate member of the Administration. Rock star!

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Reno says:

    His comment about if the “covffee”(sp) cup costs 4 bucks will you sell more….IE you lower taxes on corporations and it allows them to better compete in both the domestic market against imports and the world stage with US made products. Domestically you could see price reductions on US made goods (lower cost covfee cups). Which means more money in yours and my pockets to spend. Helps the trade imbalance. Requires more workers to meet increased demand. Unemployment goes down. More workers more payroll taxes like FICA even if lower income people will get what they paid in FIT back as a refund. Then there is the impact of you and me having more money in our pockets to spend. Durable goods sales go up including cars. More workers needed, etc. Nobody has talked about the impact on our local economies if we have more money to spend. Local retailers will grow. Those home repairs or improvements you have put off might be doable. Some renters might become home owners. The list goes on and on of how you and me having more to spend will grow the economy, which in turn will cause more taxes to be collected even if the rates are lower. To me it sounds like they aren’t accounting for the boom in the economy that will occur and the impact on downstream tax revenue. My 2 cent opinion which is taxed currently at to high a rate.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Jeff says:


    So to is there more than one way to put more $ in the hands of the AMERICAN WORKER . !!!!

    With the uniparty CONgress blocking the Trump AMERICA FIRST AGENDA via tax reform . Instead choosing to use pontificating on TAX REFORM as a way to raise campaign funds .

    President Trump now is positioned to promote his parallel banking system to fund MAIN STREET CAPITALISM …AGAIN !!

    Whereas DODD/FRANK and the repeal of Glass/ Steagall were designed to KILL CAPITALISM and further enrich WALL STREET BANKS . Concentrating power instead of breaking up the bank Oligarchy.

    Without tax reform the single best way to help the middle class and the working poor …..wait for it ….GROW WAGES and GROW OPPORTUNITY in the GREATEST ECONOMIC SYSTEM ever known to mankind …CAPITALISM or market economics . The very fundamentals we celebrate this week in THANKSGIVING.

    William Bradford’s prayer and divine intervention lead him to institute an economic system to replace the failed system of collectivism .

    Bradford basically divide up the land and people remaining in equal portions and instructed them that what they sow they will reap ! NO LONGER will all stores be placed in to one common stores but now the people will keep what they produce !! IMAGINE THAT !! the inception of SAVE CAPITAL in the form of excess grains and products to be used to pay off the Pilgrim’s debt to the Dutch for their ships to cross over to the new world .

    “Perhaps Bradford’s greatest achievement was his revision of the colony’s economic organization in 1623. Spurred by hunger, the colonists had worked hard in the fields during their first year, but in succeeding years it became more and more difficult to get them to put their best efforts into this essential task. Bradford decided that the reason was the stipulation in their contract with the London merchants that everything in the colony, including the crops, was to be held in common for seven years. This crude communism was crippling individual enterprise. Boldly, on his own authority, Bradford abandoned the arrangement and announced that henceforth every family would raise its own corn. Plymouth never went hungry again.
    – One Small Candle, The Pilgrims’ First Year in America, by Thomas J. Fleming (New York: W.W. Norton and Company), 1964.

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