Trump is one step far away from largest tax cut in this generation
The House of Representatives of the US Congress on Thursday adopted a package of tax reforms for the economy, individuals and families, bringing the Republicans and President Donald Trump closer to adopting the largest tax cut in this generation. The bill was approved with 227 votes for and 205 votes against, mostly on a party line. This debating tax cut reform is now moving to the US Senate, where is already facing the resistance of some Republicans. It is expected that no Senate decision will be made before the Thanksgiving Day next week.
Trump search for his first legislative victory since taking over power in January, so shortly before the vote he came to Capitol Hill to urge the republicans to adopt these measures that democrats claim to benefit rich and entrepreneurial. Adopting this measure is the single biggest thing that can boost the economy, restore opportunities and help middle-class families struggling, said Republican President of House of Representatives Paul Ryan ahead of the vote.
The Congress has not changed the tax system since the time of President Ronald Reagan. The new White House measures package is not as extensive as 1986’s Reagan, but is more ambitious than anything that has emerged since then in the American political top. The path of this law to the Senate, where Republicans have a weak majority, is hampered by political barriers such as the federal deficit, the health system, and the distribution of tax benefits. Republicans can only lose two votes in the Senate to take measures.
Senate Republican package authors have made a risky decision to link their plan to withdraw the health insurance system known as Obamacare, which is why this tax initiative is exposed to the same political forces that earlier this year prevented republics from abolishing this measure of the former US president. A package of measures expected to increase the federal deficit by nearly $ 1.5 trillion in the next ten years reduces individual and family tax categories from seven to four, and reduces corporate taxation from 35 to 20 percent.
With this measures also want to abolish some of the popular tax reliefs such as federal and local income tax rates, retaining a limited tax deduction for property tax. Democrats point to analyzes that show millions of Americans increase tax allocations by abolishing these deductions.
This article was originally published on the Trump News.