Pres. Trump Touts Tax Reform Ahead of Votes From House, Senate

President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he departs from the South Lawn of the White House via Marine One in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, to spend the weekend at Camp David in Maryland. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

December 17, 2017

OAN Newsroom

President Trump stresses the importance of tax reform just days before a bill is expected on his desk.

In a tweet Sunday, the president said as a candidate he promised a massive tax cut for everyday working families and the tax cuts are coming.

His comments come after the final tax bill was released late last week and a vote from the House and Senate is expected early this week.

Senate republicans appear to be unified on the legislation, as GOP leaders intend to have the bill in front of the president before Christmas.

  • Twinkle Toes

    We have a very different world and economy now vs 1960 so what may have worked then, may/or may not work now.

    The previous administration did a poor job of correcting our economy which resulted in the decimation of the middle class, residual high unemployment numbers dropping off the rolls and hundreds of millions of people unable to use their health insurance so that we could provide free care to a select few.

    I believe we should move forward and support this tax bill.

  • weasel1886

    Where’s all the articles about companies raising wages? Isn’t that what the tax cut was all about?

  • Glenda Hammer

    GW Bush wasted 6 trillion dollars in 8 years and Obama wasted 10 trillion in 8 years, and between the 2 of them they wasted 7 trillion taxpayer dollars in the Middle East.
    Why do we the taxpayers have to keep paying for their waste of unnecessary wars, and hundreds of billions that was spent every year on welfare for illegals?
    Why shouldn’t something be done to help the middle class taxpayers for a change, that are expected to pay for everybody else’s waste?

    • HarryObrian

      Actually 5 Trillion of those dollars you’re assigning to Bush were spent from 2006 on when the Bwarney Fwank and the rest of the anti-Americans took back control of Congress.

      • AlexanderYpsilantis

        Dubya signed the budgets. Trump would not have. BIG difference.

  • Rufus Firefly

    Ryan has already said that Medicare and Social Security cuts will be next.

    • skeptical000

      The first thing the naysayers will say is that Medicare and SS will be cut and everyone will starve.

      • weasel1886

        Didn’t conseevatives whine and complain that Obama was taking money out of medicare?

      • Rufus Firefly

        If you read my comment carefully, you will see that it was not a prediction. It was repeating Ryan’s public stated plan.

    • HarryObrian

      Sure, right after all retired government employees who are not on medicare and ss have their taxpayer funded pensions and benefits cut.

      • weasel1886

        So you want people to make less money?

  • Twinkle Toes

    The next 2 largest hurdles are healthcare and the tax code; repeal and don’t replace healthcare, and completely overhaul the tax code.

    • USAagainstGlobalists

      Yep, especially DON’T REPLACE. Thanks for the timely reminder. I wrote my congressman (Scalise) on that very note, and I think I will write him again. I’ve seen some pretty cool responses from his office.

      As for next steps with the agenda in general, I think I heard the DOJ was going to wait till after the tax bill passes before beginning to open the 4000+ indictments. Probably a wise application of ‘strategic patience’.

    • Rufus Firefly

      The tax code?? WTF do you think this is? They are not reforming it – just making it more complicated, with more loopholes, and more goodies for the 1%.

  • Chien Rouge

    Well, he is removing the mandated penalty /fine / tax if you do not purchase insurance.

    • weasel1886

      Still in. I doubt Trump had any input on this bill

      • AlexanderYpsilantis

        Presidents define general outlines of policy, Congress fills in the detail. Trump mandated reduced Business taxes and tax cuts for the middle class, that’s all he needed to do. Obama wasn’t interested, he had 8 years to do it and did NOTHING.

        • weasel1886

          I hope didn’t over tax himself

        • Twinkle Toes

          He golfed, and went on vacations – that’s doing something. And besides, as long as he was golfing, he couldn’t do more damage than what he already did!

  • Harold Swift

    Let’s see if Rubio, McCain, Snow and some other self serving repubs screw this one up.

    • All American

      Rubio is inπŸ‘πŸ»

    • weasel1886

      Dissent will not be allowed in Trumptopia

  • Wanda

    We have had tax cuts in the past and each time things appear to have worked out okay. The Government did generate more revenue and the world did not stop turning. It will be fine. No gnashing of teeth necessary.

    • Harold Swift

      Reagan did it and the first Bush couldn’t wait to turn it off.

      • HarryObrian

        Reagan’s where the last real tax cuts but they didn’t involve all this “we’ll give you this but take this”, BS and the tax code was only about 20,000 pages back then, not 74,000 as today.

      • Wanda

        And it still worked out well.

        • weasel1886

          Except for the massive spending and tax increases

          • Wanda

            Still nothing that matched the spending during the Obama years. Kinda hard to compare apples to apples sometimes, but tax cuts do increase revenue. Too bad the feds can’t roll back spending. I note that the talking heads are complaining that Trumps budget increases the debt by $1.5 T over 10 years. Obama increased it $9 T in 8 years. Where was the outrage over massive spending then?

          • weasel1886

            So if Obama dohbles the debt it’s OK if Trump does it? Third grade logic.
            Tax cuts have never paid for themselves.

          • Wanda

            That’s the point. Trump is NOT doubling the debt. Not even close.

          • weasel1886

            He is on track to and he wants to add spending.

          • Wanda

            Whatever.

          • weasel1886

            There have been no proposals to cut spending

          • Wanda

            What spending is he planning on adding and what is his schedule?