Trump Economic Policy  (Page 1)

Paul Ryan Won’t Let Go of the Border Adjustment Tax

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 4:00pm 5/24/2017 at 4:00pm

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) will not let go of a border adjustment tax (BAT) when it comes to tax reform, which will set up a major showdown with the White House and possibly the Senate.

Ryan admitted today that the House could pass a tax bill without the BAT, but he’s still...

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President Trump Receives Royal Welcome in Saudi Arabia

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 3:30pm 5/20/2017 at 3:30pm
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President Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia to a resplendent royal welcome.

The Chicago Tribune reports:

President Donald Trump, in the first stop of his maiden trip abroad, received a regal welcome Saturday in Saudi Arabia, feted by...

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Trump Triggers NAFTA Renegotiation Process

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 5:30pm 5/18/2017 at 5:30pm
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President Donald Trump has officially alerted Congress that he will begin NAFTA renegotiation talks. This gives Trump’s administration, Congress, and businesses a 90 day consultation period before he sits down with Canada and Mexico. From Fox Business:

“Today, President Trump is fulfilling one of his key promises to the American people,” U.S....

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GOP Senators Shoot Down Trump’s Demand to End the Filibuster

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 8:45pm 5/2/2017 at 8:45pm

President Donald Trump wants to push through his agenda no matter what it takes. On Tuesday, he proved that when he tweeted out that the Senate change the rules to eliminate the 60 votes needed to avoid a filibuster when it comes to a spending bill.

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Democrats Not Pleased With Trump’s Plan to Ax Popular Tax Deduction

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 28, 2017 at 12:00pm 4/28/2017 at 12:00pm

Democrats in some blue states do not like that President Donald Trump’s tax plan includes eliminating the ability to deduct state and local taxes.

Just a thought…maybe the states should not tax their citizens so much? Instead, they complain about the burden placed on the citizens from the federal government. From The...

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Trump’s Tax Plan: Cut Corporate Taxes, Three Brackets for Income Taxes

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 5:33pm 4/26/2017 at 5:33pm
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Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn spoke to the press at the White House today about President Donald Trump’s tax reform plan. Trump wants to slash the corporate tax rate to 15%, which I covered yesterday. But he also wants to place income taxes for...

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Trump Pursuing a 15% Corporate Tax Rate

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 10:00am 4/25/2017 at 10:00am

President Donald Trump has offered us a little hint into the tax reform plan he wants to unveil on Wednesday. He has demanded aides to draft a plan that cuts ...

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Trump to Include Dodd-Frank, Taxes in Latest Executive Order

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 21, 2017 at 2:30pm 4/21/2017 at 2:30pm
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President Donald Trump will sign an executive order for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to target financial regulations from former President Barack Obama that have caused companies trouble to conduct business.

Mnuchin has said that the orders from Trump “are meant to emphasize the administration’s economic priorities to the American people.” This includes...

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Trump To Sign “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order Today

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 4:00pm 4/18/2017 at 4:00pm
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President Trump is set to sign a “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order today that is expected to direct federal agencies to buy American when possible and to refocus the H-1B visa program to discourage companies from replacing American workers with lower paid foreign workers.  Rather than a new set of...

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Trump Holds Strategy and Tax Policy Forum With Business Leaders

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 4:41pm 4/11/2017 at 4:41pm
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President Donald Trump met with CEOs along with five Cabinet members again today to discuss tax reform, NAFTA, and Dodd-Frank. He believes reforming all of those will help domestic businesses. Fox Business reported:

“At the top of our agenda is creating great high paying jobs for American workers … We’ve created over...

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Trump Taking New Approach on Tax Reform

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 10, 2017 at 1:00pm 4/10/2017 at 1:00pm
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White House aides have told the Associated Press that President Donald Trump has decided to scrap the tax reform plan he campaigned on and start from scratch as a way to bring in more Republicans.

Trump and House Republicans already endured one defeat when many Congressional Republicans would not vote for their healthcare...

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Tax reform takes spotlight after Obamacare repeal fails in Congress

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 7:30am 3/26/2017 at 7:30am
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Now that the GOP healthcare bill is dead, the administration will more than likely set its eyes on tax reform. However, this could very well end like the healthcare bill.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) insisted that the party has “more agreement” when it comes to tax reform while Treasury Secretary Steven...

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Kimmel claims Trump cuts will kill Big Bird, but PBS doesn’t produce the show

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 17, 2017 at 1:00pm 3/17/2017 at 1:00pm
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On Thursday night, Jimmy Kimmel mocked President Donald Trump’s budget cuts, which included axing funds to PBS and NPR. The host decided to show Trump firing Big Bird from Sesame Street.

One problem with this. Sesame Street currently airs on HBO.

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Trump’s Budget Cuts Some Departments to Reallocate Funds for Defense

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 3:30pm 3/16/2017 at 3:30pm
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President Donald Trump released his plan for the 2018 federal budget titled “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.” The plan includes cuts to some departments and slashes programs in order to reallocate funds to a bigger defense budget.

“One of the most important ways the Federal Government sets...

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Fewer Regulations, Tax Reforms Boost CEOs Optimism to Record Points

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 5:30pm 3/14/2017 at 5:30pm
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President Donald Trump’s promises to overhaul regulations and the tax codes along with positive sale outlooks have raised optimism among U.S. CEOs.

The Business Roundtable conducted its CEO Economic Outlook Index, “a measure of expectations for revenue, capital spending and employment,” found that the optimism jumped to 93.3. That’s a jump of...

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Republicans Push Back Against Democrat Spin on CBO Healthcare Scoring

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 7:00am 3/14/2017 at 7:00am

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released its analysis of the House Republican Obamacare replacement bill, which estimates that millions will lose coverage, but will bring down costs.

The report has many people freaked out, with some saying its proof that repealing Obamacare will harm Americans. Most major media outlets and Democrats have...

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U.S. Economy Adds 235,000 Jobs in February

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 10, 2017 at 1:00pm 3/10/2017 at 1:00pm
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The Labor Department has reported that the U.S. economy added 235,000 jobs in February. This stat has lowered the unemployment rate to 4.7% while wages went up “2.8 percent from February 2016.” From Bloomberg:

“We’re getting closer and closer to full employment,” said Ryan Sweet, an economist at Moody’s Analytics Inc. in...

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