Pres. Trump Pushes Tax Reform in Missouri

President Donald Trump speaks about tax reform, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at the Loren Cook Company in Springfield, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

August 30, 2017
OAN Newsroom

President Trump kicked off his administration’s effort to pass tax reform sometime this year.

Speaking from a manufacturing plant in Springfield, Missouri Wednesday afternoon he said his administration wants to work with Congress on a plan that is pro-jobs, pro-workers, and pro-America.

The president noted the country’s current tax code cost Americans millions of jobs, and regulations need to be cut back immediately.

He said the country deserves a tax code that is fair and simple to understand, which means getting rid of loopholes that only help the wealthiest Americans.

The president also noted that as the home of Route 66, Springfield was the perfect place for him to launch America’s comeback.

  • Ray

    Let’s bounce this around – repeal & replace the tax codes.

  • ken

    so why do all the presidents seem to think it makes since to waste our money flying all over the place to do this when we have no say so about it, you want to cut spending ground that damn plane of ours this is nothing but a waste of money

  • Tommy3134

    How much in taxes do you think Trump’s plan or anyone’s plan will save you annually?

  • Lawmadsen

    Flat tax doesn’t mean no deductions it just means that everyone’s in the same bracket though we might still end up seeing 2 brackets proposed. The popular flat tax concept floated around on the right for decades keeps deductions, credits and exemptions. The current tax code discourages investment and home buying because you are taxed at every possible transaction and any capital gained from investment is taxed too, you can’t even die without being taxed. A flat tax would have the same affect as all working people getting a raise without putting the burden on the employer by simply letting people take home more of their paychecks. More income kept means people are more likely to spend or invest which leads to greater economy and higher home values.

  • President Ambition – EOI Ltd.

    As a red white and blue, born in the USA, minority American, It is so refreshing and reassuring that we have president Trump! Look, no man is perfect, but he has so many positives going for him it makes me wonder why it took so long to get a president like him. If president Trump does things that goes against America then I will be the first to hold him accountable. But he so far is doing things with we the people’s interest in mind and I am perfectly fine with that. I will never began to understand why so many liberals, democrats, never Trumpers, RHINOs is so hostile towards a man who wants to look after his country and fellow country man! SMDH!

  • ginjit.dw

    Trump is proving that he is the man for the job…he just keeps going….and so does Pence…

    Pence is all over the place….VP’s usually do very little…not this guy…he is tough as trump.

    • Lawmadsen

      Personally I’m not sold on Pence, he could be just another career politician. I’m not going to automatically vote for Pence after Trump’s 8 years are up, if Trump is the 2nd coming of Reagan I don’t want Pence to be another Bush.

  • USA#1

    DemocRATS are the quintessential expression of PARASITES, most if them don’t work, many are very ANTI AMERICAN, and violent, etc.
    There are 23 demo seats to be challenged.

  • USA#1

    Not many people appreciate the immense sacrifice Mr. DONALD JOHN TRUMP is making for OUR country.

    • gabriel

      I do…but also seems he enjoy save America, which is nice.

    • Elizabeth A. Parks

      I think that is the first time I have heard his middle name. : )

  • Melchizedek

    Hope tax relief fairs better than Obamacare repeal.

    • HarryObrian

      Tax reform has not even been defined so I’d be careful calling it tax relief. Also, it takes about 4 years to remove one paragraph from the existing tax code but about 30 seconds to add a paragraph to that same 73,954 pages of tax code, so don’t get your hopes up that anything will be done that favours the commoners.

  • j jones

    The top 1% will be the big winner under the Republican tax reform, the rest of us will ser little change

    • FreedomFighter

      Another dumb comment. smh

      • Hey! Haven’t seen you for awhile. Hi!

        • FreedomFighter

          Hi! I been busy helping people. Will have to wait until the water goes down now.

          • I had no idea. Thanks for all of your help on behalf of others.

          • Ray

            Welcome back, we missed your support. Thanks for your patriotism.

          • Edman

            Thank you for helping my fellow Texans.

          • FreedomFighter

            You are very welcome. We had a lot of folks from Texas help us during Rita so it’s a pleasure to help our neighbors in need. I spent the day helping friends and their neighbors getting stuff from their flooded homes in Orange today. The water is still rising there and the river wont crest until Sunday morning there. The Calcasieu River crests here tonight.

          • Diane Coto

            Take care of yourself as well. Were you affected badly where you are?

          • FreedomFighter

            Hi Diane! I am not affected by the flood yet. The river here wont crest until next Thursday morning. The only thing that happened to me is my garden is gone. The wind knocked over all my okra and they were just making good. Hope you guys are OK. I helped some friends and their neighbors get things out their flooded homes in Orange today. The water is still rising there.

          • Diane Coto

            Well, glad to hear your OK. Sorry about your garden. I’m not in the Texas or Louisiana area; I’m in SC. I think we’re going to get some of the residual rain as it moves east but nothing major. God bless you for helping your neighbors; I know they appreciate it. πŸ™‚

          • FreedomFighter

            OK. I thought you were in Houston. Don’t know why. Maybe too much going on in my old head. Lol
            You guys should be OK. I just hope that the storm our there now don’t head towards and affect the country. We are in the peak of the storm season now.

          • Diane Coto

            Yep. I’m keeping my eye on Irma. Too early to tell exactly where she’ll go. They’re saying it’s likely she’ll be a ‘fish storm’. πŸ™‚

    • MrReality

      Even if that were close to the truth, it’s the wealthy that create the new businesses and the new jobs. Socialist countries where there are no rich have no start-up companies and mostly menial legacy jobs where nobody can get ahead. Heaven forbid they might get ahead of somebody else.

    • FM

      Did you ever work for a poor man? No, I didn’t think so.

      • FreedomFighter

        jerkoff jones is a welfare leech.

  • Tim

    President Trump is making Republicans proud. Dems have nothing to be proud of, unless of course looters and anarchists make you warm all over.

    • USA#1

      As far as they are not RINOs

  • Javanne

    Why didn’t Trump provide at least guidelines as to what he would like to see? Without that, Congress would need to start from scratch, which means it the Sun will nova (five billion years or so from now) before they come up with anything that makes sense. KISS would be a good idea. Start with a flat tax rate (possibly one each for corporate and regular income taxes), add in a VERY FEW deductions like mortgage interest and medical expenses. Lock the doors of Congress, keep the lobbyists out, keep the senators and representatives in, and come up with something viable.

    • HarryObrian

      How long do you think it would take to completely shred the 73,954 pages of the existing tax code?

  • DV

    My question would be does this apply for 2017 or do we pay obumma rate and the new tax code doesn’t take effect until 2018?

    • HarryObrian

      Commoners will be lucky if tax ‘cuts’ take effect in their lifetime never mind 2018.

      • DV

        As I figured. More like peasants.

  • Jam Jenes

    Flat tax. All income.

    15% to start: 10 for paying current gubmint bills, 5 to pay down the debt.

    After the debt is paid off, it goes down to 10%.

    If the amount taken in isn’t enough, unneeded and low priority programs are cut.

    • Javanne

      That’s probably too simple and sensible for Congress to see.

      • DOCWRIGHT

        But it does make sense.

        • USA#1

          Whaaat?

          • DOCWRIGHT

            Cut taxes across the board including Business and America is better because of it. More jobs, more income for families to live on. No down side at all. Cutting taxes makes America better every time it is done.

          • fivefoottwo

            Wrong, Doc. (How ya been anyway? Haven’t read you in quite some time) History shows cutting taxes doesn’t bring “good”.

          • DOCWRIGHT

            Good to hear from you Five. How is your family. We are about 400 miles fom where the storm hit so we are ok.

          • fivefoottwo

            Glad you escaped the wrath of Harvey, Doc. We’re doing okay. Bumps in the road but “that’s life”.

      • Lawmadsen

        Congress does not want simple, the more convoluted the taxes are and the expenses they are designated to fund the easier it is to funnel taxpayer dollars into their slush funds. Congress spends our taxes like a teenager with their parents credit card, most of it is wasted.

    • Bill Jr

      That’s Quite an Adult and Mature Proposal. However, Taking That Stance Means You’ll Never Get Elected To Any Political Office, Sorry. You’d Get My Vote Though. I Guess Will Just Have To Wait Until The Interest Payment On The Debt Equals What We Bring In and There’s No Money For Social Security or Welfare or Anything Else. They They’ll Discover It’s A Problem.

      • USA#1

        Anybody makes a mathematical flatulence and people say wow!!!
        UNBELIEVABLE

    • USA#1

      What an outrageous out of focus and irresponsible statement.
      YOU JUST INVENTED NUMBERS

      • Jam Jenes

        Really? That’s so cool!

        But I’m pretty sure I didn’t create numbers.

        They were created thousands of years ago.

      • HarryObrian

        and you think the current tax code doesn’t?
        You must be one of the tax preparors.

    • Ray

      AND NO MORE IRS!

      • Tommy3134

        Really? The IRS will have the same amount of work to do, if not more. Think about it.

        • Ray

          Not really. If it’s a flat tax, your employer collects and hands it over to the treasury. No personal complex income tax forms to fill out, no audits. The only work they’ll have to do is audit employers’ forms and payments..

    • constitutiononly

      Especially, repeal all welfare programs and subsidies.

    • Tommy3134

      Odds are good you don’t pay 15% income tax today.

      • Ray

        You and I barely do, but not minimum wage people. The flat tax would be around 10% and everyone needs to pay their fair percentage regardless of income, after all, they use just as many governmental resources as you and I (perhaps more). And no more “refunds” (earned income tax credits) to those who don’t work; they will just have to apply under welfare programs.

        • Edman

          If they don’t have skin in the game, then what do they care? I agree that we need a flat tax. I have no doubt that many liberals would change their political view if they had skin in the tax game.

  • All American

    President Trump started his speech with prayers and pleas for outreach by Americans for Americans in TexasπŸ™πŸ»

    • Deny

      That’s because he genuinely cares. Trump has a good heart and he’s very likeable. If these idiots would just give him a chance they’d finally figure that out. Think of what or government could do if they would just work TOGETHER.

      WHY are these democRATS so stubborn and stupid?????

      • All American

        They are dead because they have no spirit

        • Venus

          They have no “soul” They sold it to the devil.

          • All American

            Yes Venus, I am sad to say it is true⬇️

      • Javanne

        Because they are out of power, and will do ANYTHING to get it back. That’s also true of the GOP ‘establishment’.

        • HarryObrian

          Don’t kid yourself, those anti-Americans have plenty of power and supporters with much money who have been doing their bidding for decades. The fact that Soros is still operating his anti-American organizations inside the US is proof he has more power than 90% of the politicians inside the beltway.
          I’m willing to bet they could vaporize DC and nothing in the country would change except maybe the stock market might go down for an hour or two..

      • CDG

        You know what’s crazy is Trump isn’t really a Republican. He is Trump. The Donald if you will. He just ran under the banner as it’s what was necessary with our two party system. This is why the “establishment” Senators (you know who they are) hate him. They have no leverage or tools of control over him. The people support him even if the Party doesn’t. Democrats should realize they are not obstructing Bush and these Leftist terror tactics will not help them win over middle of the road voters.

        • Deny

          Funny they ALL loved Trump when he was a democrat. Now that he put the R behind his name they hate him and freak. I agree Trump is Trump…maybe he should start a new party.

          • gabriel

            The Deplorable party..πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

          • Deny

            Good one! The Patriot Party????

          • constitutiononly

            Trump is, for the most part, is what used to be called a Nationalist or a Populist.

        • Elizabeth A. Parks

          Great observations and agree. He also can’t be bought. He truly is making America great again. He believes what he says, it isn’t just rhetoric.He is going to be remembered as one of our greatest presidents.

          • HarryObrian

            Being bought is not a simplistic implication of money only. People can be bought with many different things.
            I am reminded of that DC woman responsible for indoctrinating President Trump into DC in the spring and when she said “President Trump is a quick learner and is acclimating himself to the ways of DC very well.” and shortly thereafter a few critical campaign promises were never heard about again.

          • Elizabeth A. Parks

            “that DC woman” No name, mysterious. Well, nice of you to keep the “Feminine mystique” going. Have you noticed the hundreds of people at rallies carrying “Promises made, promises kept” signs? Because President Trump has a reputation for that.

        • HarryObrian

          I agree but what is puzzling is why push tax reform at a public forum? It’s not up to the people, it’s up to the useless Congress who are anti-Trump and therefore anti-American. The general public can’t do a thing about ‘tax reform’, two empty words that have no definition nor meaning behind them.
          For all the commoners know, ‘tax cuts’ can mean the same thing “You can keep your doctor.” meant.

          • constitutiononly

            Because WE are the ones who can put pressure on our Senators and Representatives to get off their tushes and get the work done, and to get the work done right. But, as usual, Congress as a whole is not inclined to do what we want. This round, Congressional RINOs and Democrats merely obstruct. So, the question is—how do we get them moving in the direction they should move?

      • constitutiononly

        Why are the RINOs equally stubborn and stupid? Where are the conservatives?

      • Tommy3134

        Where were you the last eight years?

    • j jones

      What that got to do with tax reform, he should have done that in his visit to Texas

      • FreedomFighter

        You are just too damn stupid to ever understand jerkoff jones. Back under your bridge.