Congress Seen As Not Likely To Pass Tax Overhaul Quickly

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said last week Trump plans to lead the tax reform effort, but Politico reported it's unlikely any legislation written by the White House would be enacted.

One might think Trump would have the good sense to take option No. 2, especially after Trumpcare's demise made revenue neutrality even harder to achieve - and made his administration even more desperate for a legislative victory. A carbon tax would target emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses in the burning of gasoline, coal, and other fossil fuels. Ryan canceled a scheduled vote on a House GOP plan after it became obvious that Republicans didn't have the votes.

Sure they are. This sounds more like a strategic leak to demonstrate "seriousness" on Trump's part than anything that's really under consideration.

We got a glimpse of one year Trump paid taxes - 2005.

As with Obamacare repeal, the most right-wing factions on Capitol Hill are not buying into Trump's vision.

The supporters say border adjustments would boost domestic manufacturing and reduce incentives for USA companies to move jobs overseas. This would make imports cheaper and exports more expensive, reducing or even eliminating the effect of the tax on consumer prices.

A competing tax proposal by Republican leaders in the House of Representative to implement a controversial $US1 trillion border adjustment tax (BAT) is badly dividing lawmakers and USA business because it would increase the cost of imports and exempt exports.

Pascrell said the American public needs to know whether Trump's actions as president are created to enrich himself or help the country.

However, within hours of the proposal being made public a White House spokesperson dismissed the idea that a carbon tax was being considered.

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The split over Trump's tax and jobs plans, says the Times,"is exposing the broader ideological divide between nationalist policies embraced by Mr. Trump and the traditional small-government movement that his election ejected from the driver's seat of Republican policy-making".

Williams and GOP leadership agree on the need to lower corporate and personal taxes, and on the nuts-and-bolts they aren't too far off.

A value-added tax is a provision in a proposal from Sen.

But the action has now shifted to the White House, which will be "driving the train" on tax legislation, Press Secretary Sean Spicer says.

Brady said he expects some form of border adjustment to remain part of a Republican tax plan. "That would be lowering the rates, broadening the base, and doing the stuff we've talked about for a long time".

The changes are being worked on as Brady reaches out to House Democrats to gauge whether they will work with Republicans on a tax overhaul.

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Brady did not elaborate but said Tuesday that the tax-writing panel is looking at how to structure and phase in a border adjustment plan, so it's "pro-growth" for importers as well.

If Trump doesn't want to see another major legislative priority die in utero, he should abandon the ambition of comprehensive tax reform, and either slash tax rates for ten years, or do a corporate-repatriation holiday paired with some infrastructure investment.

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