You have made an enormous difference strengthening our economy during 2017.
Heritage experts started working around the clock leading up to the beginning of 2017 to get conservative fiscal policy positioned to be adopted in 2017.
These are a few of their accomplishments.
To start, Paul Winfree, Director of Heritage’s Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, was appointed by President Trump to serve as the Director of Budget Policy and Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council. Thus, the person who had been responsible for crafting Heritage’s budget spent the entire year working on the Trump Administration’s budget.
Next, former Heritage economist James Sherk joined Trump’s Administration as his labor adviser. Sherk worked hard to reduce excessive federal spending–so much so that his plans were picked up by the Washington Post.
A small Heritage team also worked closely with the director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney, to ensure that his goal of 3% growth was reached. Mike Needham, Heritage Action’s CEO, Salim Furth, Heritage’s macroeconomics research fellow, and Steve Moore, Heritage’s Institute for Economic Freedom distinguished visiting fellow were all part of this group. As we’ve now seen, the economy has experienced tremendous growth this past year and set many new records.
In addition to this working group, an op-ed in The New York Times by four leading conservatives inspired President Donald Trump’s outline for tax reform, according to The Hill. Steve Moore, distinguished visiting fellow in Heritage’s Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity and Steve Forbes, a long-time member of Heritage’s Board of Trustees, were two of the authors.
Throughout the year Heritage experts also worked hard to push tax reform forward. A constant stream of articles, charts, and events kept the conversation alive until we received one of the largest tax cuts in more than 30 years.
At the beginning of 2018 our nation is experiencing one of the strongest economies it has had in years due largely to your support of Heritage.
Thank you for making this possible.
What is the next economic reform you would like to see passed?