- Co-founder of Institute for America’s Future
- Opposes tax cuts
- “I give [President Reagan] full credit for unleashing the vast right-wing conspiracy.”
- “The Bush economic proposals are a sham.”
Roger Hickey is a co-founder of the Institute for America’s Future, a sister organization to the Campaign for America’s Future, which supports welfare bloat, socialized medicine, income redistribution, gun control, and open borders.
Hickey condemns the Bush Administration’s tax reductions. “We challenge the President,” said Hickey, “and any Member of the Senate or House planning to vote for his tax cuts, to explain how they can claim there is surplus when millions of children are raised in poverty, lack health care, live in unsafe housing, and attend overcrowded schools that are falling apart.” “The Bush economic proposals are a sham. They make the tax system more unfair, they starve the public sector of resources for needed public investment, and they will not revive growth, spur corporate investment or create jobs.”
After the death of former President Ronald Reagan in June 2004, Hickey commented, “The tone [of American politics] has gotten more venomous, largely because of the people who came after Reagan and carried the Reagan banner. I give him full credit for unleashing the vast right-wing conspiracy.”
In 1986 Hickey helped to found the Economic Policy Institute; one co-founder was Robert Reich.