Trump team chooses Springfield visit for symbolic, tactical reasons

By making it less punitive for corporations to bring that money back to America, more money would flow into the USA economy, spurring new investments and jobs, the president argued.


President Trump will meet with them next week to hammer out details. “And I don’t want to be disappointed by Congress, do you understand me?”, he said.

To further that effort, Trump brought a hammer rather than an olive branch to Wednesday’s event, saying there could be political consequences for Missouri Democratic Sen.

Endangered Democrat Claire McCaskill found herself in Trump’s cross-hairs over the weekend.

“Second, we need a competitive tax code that creates more jobs and higher wages for Americans”.

He spoke to four principals to his ideas for tax reform. Republican will win S!’ he said Sunday. The focus would then move to the Senate, where Republicans are divided on how to proceed.

She said allegations of Russian influence in the 2016 election were overblown.

A spokesman for McCaskill declined comment on the president’s remarks, referring reporters to her statement from last week. Trump’s speech is expected to draw protesters Wednesday morning.

Schumer says Republicans shouldn’t use “fuzzy math or brazenly partisan estimates” to claim their tax plan wouldn’t add to deficits.

What’s more, since it will be politically hard to agree on ways to offset the costs of tax cuts, there’s a fair chance they will be financed through government borrowing. Instead, reports suggest that a business rate of 20 to 25 percent is more likely. Meanwhile, the top 0.1 percent of households would gain about $935,000 each on average.

‘It’s a great plan, ‘ Trump said in April when it was unveiled. “They will love going to work”.

Trump flips on Reagan tax cuts: “Under this pro-America system, our economy boomed”.

Speaking from Springfield, Missouri Wednesday afternoon, President Trump kicked off a major tax reform tour and called on Congress to act accordingly when it comes to getting a bill passed.

“The foundation of our job-creation agenda is to fundamentally reform our tax code for the first time in 30 years”, Trump told an invited crowd on the floor of the Loren Cook Company in Springfield, promising a “pro-job” “pro-worker” “pro-America” policy.

“The big issue that overrides all of this is whether this is going to be a tax cut and who is going to get the cuts”, said Michael Mundaca, a former top tax policy official in the Obama administration who is now co-director of the national tax department at Ernst & Young. They’ve formed a group dubbed the “Big Six” that includes Trump’s chief economic adviser Gary Cohn, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the two leaders of the House and Senate – Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell – and the two chairmen of the tax-writing committees, Brady and Hatch.

The next mistake is trying to pass a bill without the Democrats.

Congressional leaders are less daring in terms of the timing.

The pending reduction to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster relief account is part of a spending bill that the House is scheduled to consider next week when Congress returns from its August recess.

Trump has made no secret of his fury at Republicans in Congress after they failed to deliver on health care.

While the economy’s not out of the woods yet, in recent months it has perked up, largely in anticipation of tax reform and repeal of ObamaCare.


Harvey aid is a fresh addition to an agenda already packed with must-do tasks and multiple legislative deadlines: Passing a stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown; increasing the government’s borrowing authority to prevent a market-quaking default on US obligations; and paving the way for a GOP rewrite of the USA tax code.

Trump's tax cuts were supposed to be done by now