Saturday, March 25, 2017

Trumpster ready to run up the deficit

But I think he needs the 'go ahead' from GS, manager of our bankrupt senate.
With the healthcare bill dead and buried, President Trump is in desperate need of a major legislative victory to call his own as he approaches the 100-day mark of his presidency.
After House Republicans abandoned the ObamaCare repeal effort Friday, Trump made clear he wants taxes to be the new priority.
“Now we’re going to go for tax reform, which I’ve always liked,” Trump said.

Trump had suggested that it might have been better to pursue tax reform even earlier, though Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday morning that the administration has needed time to craft a plan.

The president and other administration officials said they think tax reform will be an easier issue to tackle than healthcare, where Republican consensus proved nearly impossible to achieve.
"We're able to take the tax code and redesign things, and I think there is very, very strong support," Mnuchin said at an event hosted by Axios. "I think in healthcare, it's [a] much, much more complicated issue, where you start out with ObamaCare, which had all these issues, and you're trying to kind of get rid of it and make changes simultaneousl

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