Bruce Bartlett is author of Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy and former senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis of Dallas, Texas. Before joining NCPA Bartlett was deputy assistant secretary for economic policy at the U.S. Treasury Department from 1988-1993, a senior policy analyst in the Office of Policy Development at the White House in 1987 and 1988, and senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation from 1985 to 1987.
Between 1976 and 1984, Bartlett held numerous positions with Republicans on Capitol Hill. He served on the staff of Rep. Ron Paul of Texas as a legislative assistant, and later joined the staff of Rep. Jack Kemp of New York as a special assistant and staff economist with whom he helped Bartlett helped draft the Kemp-Roth tax bill. Later, he worked for Sen. Roger Jepsen of Iowa as chief legislative assistant, and then joined the staff of the Joint Economic Committee of Congress as deputy director, becoming executive director in 1983.
Bartlett is a prolific author, having published over 900 articles in national publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post, as well as many prominent magazines such as Fortune. In 1996, one of his columns inspired Bob Dole’s 15 percent tax reduction plan.
Bartlett has also written for academic journals and published five books.