Brian Riedl is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, focusing on budget, tax, and economic policy. Previously, he worked for six years as chief economist to Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and as staff director of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth. He also served as a director of budget and spending policy for Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign and was the lead architect of the ten-year deficit-reduction plan for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign.
During 2001–11, Riedl served as the Heritage Foundation’s lead research fellow on federal budget and spending policy. In that position, he helped lay the groundwork for Congress to cap soaring federal spending, rein in farm subsidies, and ban pork-barrel earmarks. Riedl’s writing and research have been featured in, among others, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and National Review; he is a frequent guest on NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, and C-SPAN.
Riedl holds a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from the University of Wisconsin and a master's degree in public affairs from Princeton University.
February 28th, 2020 | 1 hr 15 mins
2020, bernie sanders, budget, coronavirus, debt, democrats, joe biden, medicare for all, primaries, single payer, spending
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Brian Riedl from the Manhattan Institute joins host panelists Linda Chavez, Damon Linker, and Bill Galston to discuss the Democratic debates, the 2020 Democratic primaries, Bernie Sanders's spending plans, why Single Payer and Medicare For All pose budgetary problems, and Coronavirus.