Washington, D.C. - Every single problem in America is easier to solve if the economy is booming. In fact, some problems cannot be solved unless the economy is booming.

But, the misguided policies of the last eight years have given us the weakest recovery since the Great Depression, and U.S. economy is capable of much, much more than our meager, barely two percent growth. If we get tax reform right, we're going to have much greater growth. If we have much greater growth, fewer people will need welfare programs. They'll have jobs, they'll have higher wages, and they won't need these welfare programs to the same degree.

I discussed the type of reform I believe will help generate the growth our economy needs with Secretary Mnuchin during today's Budget Committee hearing. Watch our conversation.