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Source Politico: Trump to seize populist mantle for pitching messy tax overhaul

Source Politico: Trump to seize populist mantle for pitching messy tax overhaul

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While the Springfield speech marked the beginning of Trump's effort to pass a large tax-reform package, it was not his first word on the topic.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's frequent assertions that workers bear 70% to 80% of the corporate tax burden are at the high end of estimates. The truth is that the Republican tax reform plan focuses on all Americans, especially those families working hard to pay their bills each month, families like the one I grew up in. "Or as the President would say, we're going to be the great jobs magnet of the world again". But after Trump's insistence on swift, ultimately unsuccessful bids to repeal the Affordable Care Act, some observers are skeptical that Trump has the patience or discipline to see a tax overhaul through to completion. How much is the president talking about cutting taxes and who would get a tax cut?

Roy Blunt (R., Mo.), Gov. Eric Greitens and six U.S. House members from the state, according to the White House. It's possible that two different plans could result, with neither gaining the White House's full support.

The White House also insists that the congressional drafting process should be a bipartisan exercise. Even in the absence of a detailed bill, there are some consistent themes. In fact, 2017 is the first time in years that the company paid more than a single-digit federal tax rate.

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Trump is set to make the case for overhauling the US tax system, one of the pillars of his platform as a candidate. Distribution is obviously incredibly important, but economists generally feel uncomfortable weighing in on it, because there's a moral element to deciding who should get what. Cohn said it will be up to lawmakers to fill in the details.

The White House's decision to hold the rally in Missouri underscored this strategy: Its Democratic senator, Claire McCaskill, is considered one of her party's most vulnerable incumbents.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports organizers of anti-Trump group Springfield Indivisible and the supportive Patriots Protecting Trump are calling for non-violence during demonstrations prompted by the president's Wednesday visit.

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Faced with the political urgency of needing something to show to voters in 2018, Republicans hope to push a major tax bill through Congress by the end of the year. Deductions and credits help bring US companies' tax rates below what they would otherwise pay. That is to say, they'll increase deficits.

Let me ask you a serious question. Officials have said they'd preserve deductions for mortgage interest, charitable giving and retirement savings.

"That's why we voted for him", Long said. They want taxes to be simpler and rates to be lowered meaningfully.

But he is not expected to offer a detailed proposal. The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center said at the time 78 percent of the tax savings in Trump's campaign plan would go to people on the top 20 percent of the income ladder.

How low the new rate would be is also a factor. Cohn said in the FT interview that a specific "repatriation" rate on those offshore earnings hadn't been discussed.

Noah Smith is a Bloomberg View columnist.

Brady and Ryan met this month with employees at companies including Intel Corp., Boeing Co. and AT&T Inc.

"We want American companies to hire here and make things here". Tax overhauls are rare and hard; the last one happened in 1986 when Ryan got his driver's license. But Congress can not cut domestic spending enough to offset the huge revenue losses caused by "Reverse-Robin-Hood" tax breaks to the rich and famous, ratcheting up federal debt. A 2015 Tax Foundation study estimated that cutting the corporate tax rate to 15% would boost GDP by 3.7% over 10 years.

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