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Holtz-Eakin: The Man Behind McCain's Economic Plan

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Holtz-Eakin: The Man Behind McCain's Economic Plan

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Holtz-Eakin: The Man Behind McCain's Economic Plan

Holtz-Eakin: The Man Behind McCain's Economic Plan

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Douglas Holtz-Eakin has previously argued that keeping taxes low and health care costs down are instrumental to reviving the economy. Maxwell School of Syracuse University hide caption

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Douglas Holtz-Eakin has previously argued that keeping taxes low and health care costs down are instrumental to reviving the economy.

Maxwell School of Syracuse University

Economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin is the senior economic adviser for John McCain. Prior to working with the presidential candidate, Holtz-Eakin served as director of the Congressional Budget Office. He held positions on the President's Council of Economic Advisers during the administrations of George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.

At present, Holtz-Eakin is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.