Heritage experts released Blueprint for Reform last week to provide a comprehensive policy roadmap for the next administration.
The plan calls for cuts to federal welfare spending, restructuring agencies, and updating the federal tax code — with the goal of balancing the budget by 2024.
“The budget is one of the first things that every new administration has to put together, and what we wanted to do was put out what we consider to be a unified, conservative budget for the next president,” said Paul Winfree, the director of the Heritage Foundation’s Thomas A Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, in an interview Wednesday.
Along with the calls to repeal President Obama’s signature health care law and balance the federal budget, the blueprint renews conservative calls for a consumption-based tax on individuals and a flat tax on businesses, to restructure government agencies, to raise the retirement age for Social Security and Medicare, and for Medicaid recipients to be provided direct assistance to purchase private health care plans…
Winfree said the Heritage Foundation had been in contact with the Trump campaign’s policy team. He said the campaign team was “very interested” in Heritage’s views, but they have not yet nailed down “exactly what reforms they would implement.”
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