Mick Mulvaney, Trump's budget director, "was elected in the Tea Party wave of 2010 … by branding his opponent a big-spending liberal, unconcerned about fiscal prudence," reported the Times in late 2016.
That was then. Now, as Trump's budget director, "fiscal prudence" is dismissed by Mulvaney as an object of little curiosity and utterly no concern. Says he to CNBC's John Harwood:
Letting people keep more of their money … can contribute to the deficit in a large fashion, [but it's] the most efficient way to actually allocate resources. It's a little less important to me if infrastructure adds to the deficit. And I'm really not interested in how tax reform handles the deficit.
Jesus Christ! if hypocrisy alone were a religion, Mulvaney would be its highest priest.