Trump vows to ‘dramatically reduce income taxes’

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 03: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump depart St. John's Church on September 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. Earlier this week, Trump signed a proclamation to declare Sunday a National Day of Prayer for people affected by Hurricane Harvey. (Photo By Chris Kleponis - Pool/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling the U.S. tax code “self-destructive” and says he’ll work with Congress on a plan to simplify it and “dramatically” reduce income taxes for Americans.

In a Labor Day op-ed submitted to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Trump outlined his goals for a new U.S. tax plan.

Trump writes: “Our plan will dramatically reduce income taxes for American workers and families. It will nearly double the standard deduction to help families get ahead. It will make our complex tax code more simple and fair. It will put money back into the pockets of the people who earned it.”

Congress is expected to take up the issue when it returns from its August recess this week.

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2 comments

    • steve

      The “Do nothing” part of the Congress is the Republicans. The Democrats have been doing something, and that’s voting against any of the legislation the Republicans may have introduced. The Republicans had better get their act together and deliver on the promises that got them elected. If they don’t, they can kiss their sorry rear ends goodbye in the mid-term elections in 2018.