Scott Hodge is president of the Tax Foundation in Washington, D.C., a group “devoted to educating taxpayers about tax policy and the total tax burden borne by Americans at all levels of government.” Before joining the Tax Foundation, Scott was Director of Tax and Budget Policy at Citizens for a Sound Economy. He also spent ten years at The Heritage Foundation, including eight years as Heritage’s Grover Hermann Fellow in Federal Budgetary Affairs. Scott began his career in Chicago where he helped found the Heartland Institute in 1984. He holds a degree in political economy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Scott has written and edited three books on the federal budget and streamlining the government and has authored over 100 studies on tax policy and government spending.