On Wednesday, President Donald Trump told members of congress not to disappoint him on tax reform. Trump said that congress would make a “comeback” if they chose to overhaul the tax code.
Trump said, “This is our once-in-a-generation opportunity to deliver real tax reform for everyday hard working American, and I am fully committed to working with Congress to get this job done, and I don’t want to be disappointed by Congress. Do you understand me?”
He continued, “I think Congress is going to make a comeback. I hope so. I’ll tell you what, the United States is counting on it.”
In recent weeks, Trump has openly fumed over the Senate’s rejection of a measure to replace ObamaCare.
He feuded with several Republican lawmakers in the ensuing weeks, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican-Kentucky). In July, McConnell said that President Trump has “excessive expectations” of Congress’s ability to keep up with his agenda.
Republican leaders have made it clear that comprehensive tax reform will be a top priority, despite its failure in the past.
On Wednesday, Trump also called for:
- Simplifying the process of individual income taxes.
- Lowering the corporate tax rate.
- encouraging corporations to bring the profits and workers back from overseas.
The nation’s attention, although, has shifted to the devastation in Texas and Louisiana caused by Hurricane Harvey.
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Credit: The Hill