Published: Mon, September 18, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

US House Speaker Ryan leaves door open on taxes, deficit

US House Speaker Ryan leaves door open on taxes, deficit

After Seattle passed a 2.25% income tax on city residents making more than $250,000 a year, Amazon announced that it would be opening a second company headquarters somewhere else.

The announcement by the Speaker came as President Donald Trump met with a bipartisan group of Senators on Tuesday night, and a bipartisan group of House moderates on Wednesday afternoon, all part of a White House outreach effort to build support for tax reform.

"China has a business tax rate of 15%", he tweeted.

After months, years, and even decades of policy stagnation, it appears that tax reform has finally found itself near the top of Washington's to-do list. Yet even as President Donald Trump hunted for Democratic votes for a plan that's not yet taken shape, and GOP leaders laid out an aggressive timetable to lawmakers, significant hurdles remained.

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It further added that "the goal is a plan that reduces tax rates as much as possible, allows unprecedented capital expensing, places a priority on permanence, and creates a system that encourages American companies to bring back jobs and profits trapped overseas". One problem is that every tax deduction has its own constituency, and Ryan has already ruled out eliminating some of the most popular ones, including deductions for home mortgages and charitable giving.

Hatch, 83, still agrees with the GOP leadership in the House that tax reform can get done this calendar year. Consequently, when a company finance projects externally, it typically issues bonds or borrows from banks.

Ryan made his comments on taxes as he discussed a range of issues with the AP, including immigration, where he pledged to find a solution for the almost 800,000 immigrants brought to this country as children and now here illegally.

Prior to becoming House speaker, Ryan had a long record of pushing for immigration reform, including supporting a path to eventual citizenship for all 11 million immigrants estimated to be living in the US illegally, and particularly those referred to as "Dreamers".

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But Manchin said despite a lack of specifics, Trump does not want a proposal that benefits the wealthiest Americans. By the same token, the reason Trump keeps lying about his tax plan is that cutting taxes on the rich is unpopular. Because of high rates, more companies are relocating overseas to countries that have lowered their tax rates to be more competitive.

Considering that a record high of American income was set in 2016, cutting taxes for those whose median income is over $59,000 can significantly affect 2017's and 2018's economy in terms of after-tax income and consumer spending.

That's because paying for massive tax cuts means eliminating numerous legal tax loopholes that these companies take advantage of.

Thirty-one years ago, President Ronald Reagan signed the Tax Reform Act of 1986, the largest tax reform and simplification bill in American history. Administration officials were saying this summer that the details could be released in late August or early September.

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According to a joint Pelosi-Schumer statement, the deal will provide protections to those under DACA and not include funding for a wall along the United States-Mexico border. He joined seven other Democrats and five Republicans invited to the meeting. "We did a face plant on that exact logic", Brat said. "Now Trump is talking about doing bipartisan stuff with Chuck and Nancy on taxes. I evaluated the President as feeling very comfortable, looking for a bi-partisan solution rather than being entrenched on one side or the other".

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