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Support For Tax Relief Crosses Party Lines, Will Democrats?

- September 27, 2017

Tax Relief Is Tremendously Popular Across The Country, Particularly In States Where Senate Democrats Face Tough Reelection Battles

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TOP TAKEAWAYS

  • A vast majority of Americans agree that tax relief is critical, with recent polls finding over two-thirds of Americans agree that the complicated tax code deserves a major revamp.
  • Strong support for tax reform crosses party lines, and polling shows a majority of Americans in favor or lowering tax rates for the middle-class and small businesses, both of which are priorities of President Trump and Republicans on Capitol Hill.
  • Voters in states where Democrats face tough Senate reelections in 2018 overwhelmingly support President Trump's vision for tax relief.
  • Most of these red-state Democrats have spoken out in favor of the principles in President Trump's tax reform framework in the past, but it remains to be seen whether they will in support the proposal now, or continue to play politics.

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PRESIDENT TRUMP'S GOALS FOR TAX RELIEF ARE STRONGLY SUPPORTED BY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

Many Americans Support President Trump's Key Tax Reform Principles

A Recent CNN Poll Found 68 Percent Of Americans Agree That Tax Laws Deserve A Major Revamp. "As Congress turns its attention away from health care and back toward tax reform and other issues, a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS finds most in favor of major changes to the nation's tax laws … Many Americans agree with Trump's contention that the tax laws deserve a major revamp. All told, 68% say the federal income tax system needs either a complete overhaul (35%) or major changes (33%)." (Jennifer Agiesta, "CNN Poll: Most Want Major Changes To The Tax System," CNN , 9/27/17)

  • "That Cuts Across Party Lines, Including 77 Percent Of Republicans, 70 Percent Of Independents And 62 Percent Of Democrats. "… The CNN poll was conducted by SSRS by telephone September 17 to 20 among a random national sample of 1,053 adults. The margin of sampling error for results among the full sample is plus or minus 3.7 percentage points; it is larger for subgroups." (Jennifer Agiesta, "CNN Poll: Most Want Major Changes To The Tax System," CNN , 9/27/17)

According To A Harvard-Harris Poll, 89 Percent Of Voters Believe Tax Reform Is Necessary. "The latest Harvard-Harris poll on Friday found that 89 percent of voters polled say the country is in need of tax reform." (Jonathan Easley, "Poll Finds Overwhelming Support For Tax Reform And Infrastructure Spending," The Hill , 9/22/17)

Forty-Five Percent Of Those Surveyed Believe Simplifying The Tax Code Should Be Priority When Reforming The Tax Code. "Forty-five percent of those surveyed said the priority should be simplifying the tax code." (Jonathan Easley, "Poll Finds Overwhelming Support For Tax Reform And Infrastructure Spending," The Hill , 9/22/17)

  • President Trump's Plan Will Simplify The Tax Code By Reducing The Number Of Brackets, And Reducing Paperwork. "In 1935, we had a one-page tax form consisting of 34 lines and two pages of instructions. Today, the basic 1040 form has 79 lines and 211 pages of instructions. Instead of a single tax form, the IRS now has 199 tax forms on the individual side of the tax code alone. Taxpayers spend nearly 7 billion hours complying with the tax code each year, and nearly 90% of taxpayers need help filing their taxes. We are going to cut taxes and simplify the tax code by taking the current 7 tax brackets we have today and reducing them to only three brackets." (Gary Cohn, "President Trump Proposed A Massive Tax Cut. Here's What You Need To Know," The White House , 4/26/17)

Thirty-One Percent Of Those Surveyed Want Tax Reform To Prioritize Stimulating Job Growth. "31 percent who said reform should aim to stimulate jobs." (Jonathan Easley, "Poll Finds Overwhelming Support For Tax Reform And Infrastructure Spending," The Hill , 9/22/17)

  • The Trump Administration Wants To Spur Job Creation And Economic Growth Through Tax Relief. "Job creation and economic growth is the top priority for this Administration, and nothing drives economic growth like capital investment. Therefore, we are going to return the top tax rate on capital gains and dividends to 20 percent by repealing the harmful 3.8 percent Obamacare tax. That tax has been a direct hit on investment income and small business owners." (Gary Cohn, "President Trump Proposed A Massive Tax Cut. Here's What You Need To Know," The White House , 4/26/17)

Over Half Of Voters Polled Support Lowering Corporate Tax Rates To Stop Corporations From Offshoring Profits. "Fifty-eight percent in the poll support lowering corporate rates and incentivizing companies to bring foreign profits back into the country." (Jonathan Easley, "Poll Finds Overwhelming Support For Tax Reform And Infrastructure Spending," The Hill , 9/22/17)

In A Politico/Morning Consult Poll, Two-Thirds Of Respondents Said Tax Reform Should Include Language To Let Small Businesses Pay A Lower Tax Rate. "Two-thirds of respondents said tax reform legislation should include language that would let small business owners pay a 15 percent rate instead of requiring them to pay the personal income rate of up to almost 40 percent." (Aaron Lorenzo, "Corporate Tax Cut Unpopular With Voters, Poll Shows," Politico , 9/6/17)

  • The Trump Administrations' Plan Will Cut Taxes For Businesses. "We are going to cut taxes for businesses to make them competitive, and we are going to cut taxes for the American people - especially low and middle-income families." (Gary Cohn, "President Trump Proposed A Massive Tax Cut. Here's What You Need To Know," The White House , 4/26/17)

In A Politico/Morning Consult Poll, Seventy-Four Percent Of Those Polled Said They Support Tax Cuts For The Middle-Class. "Tax cuts for individuals, which Trump and congressional Republicans also advocate, are far more popular. Seventy-four percent of those polled said they support tax cuts for the middle class." (Aaron Lorenzo, "Corporate Tax Cut Unpopular With Voters, Poll Shows," Politico , 9/6/17)

  • The Trump Administrations' Plan Will Cut Taxes For Everyone Especially Middle, And Low-Income Families. "We are going to cut taxes for businesses to make them competitive, and we are going to cut taxes for the American people - especially low and middle-income families." (Gary Cohn, "President Trump Proposed A Massive Tax Cut. Here's What You Need To Know," The White House , 4/26/17)

IN PENNSYLVANIA, SENATOR BOB CASEY FACES A TOUGH 2018 REELECTION CAMPAIGN, IN A STATE THAT WANTS TRUMP'S TAX REFORM

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey Is Up For Reelection In 2018 In A State Trump Won

Donald Trump Won Pennsylvania In The 2016 Election. "This time, counties far from the much-ballyhooed Philadelphia region delivered Trump enough votes to outgun Clinton's commanding support in the southeast, and lift him to a stunning victory." (Maria Panaritis, Dylan Purcell, Chris Brennan and Angela Couloumbis, "How Trump Took Pennsylvania: Wins Everywhere (Almost) But The Southeast," The Philadelphia Inquirer , 11/10/16)

The Hill Lists Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) On Their List Of 10 Seats That Could Flip In 2018. "Bob Casey (D-Pa.) The Casey name has been in Pennsylvania politics for about a half-century, beginning with Casey's father, who started in the state Senate in 1963 before stints as the auditor general and governor. Casey has won big even in the tight state - he defeated incumbent GOP Sen. Rick Santorum by 18 points in 2006 and won reelection by 9 points in 2012." (Ben Kamisar, "10 Senate Seats That Could Flip In 2018," The Hill , 11/16/16)

A Majority Of Pennsylvanians Favor President Trump's Tax Reform Proposal

In Pennsylvania, 56.6 Percent Of Respondents Supported President Trump's Tax Plan. "Pennsylvania: 56.6% support, 43.4% oppose" ("Poll: "'Broad Support' For Tax Reform In Key States Trump Won," Axios , 9/1/17)

Dan White Wrote In The Philadelphia Inquirer That "President Trump's Proposal Undoubtedly Makes The Tax Code Simpler And More Transparent." "Tax reform should aim to make the tax code simpler, more transparent, and more equitable. President Trump's proposal undoubtedly makes the tax code simpler and more transparent, though the jury is still out on equity until more details can be provided." (Dan White, Op-Ed, "Understanding Tax Reform, Debt, And The Economy," The Philadelphia Inquirer , 5/5/17)

Pennsylvania Small Business Owner Peter K. Sides Explained That The U.S. Corporate Tax Rate, Which Is Among The Highest In The World, Puts U.S. Businesses At A Disadvantage In A Global Marketplace. "Today, U.S. businesses pay some of the highest corporate tax rates in the world. In a marketplace where a business often has to compete with rivals not just across town, but also across the world, this is truly unacceptable. If our taxes are higher than in other countries--and they are especially higher than many of our main competitors in Europe, for example--we go into any potential sale with a built-in price disadvantage." (Peter K. Sides, "To Help Pa. Small Business, Washington Needs To Get Tax Reform Done," Pennlive , 8/9/17)

  • Sides Also Explained That Trump's Goal To Simplify The Tax Code Is Vitally Important To Small Businesses That Disproportionately Bear The Compliance Burden Of A Complex Tax Code. "As any small-business owner can tell you, the complexity of the tax code is a major problem. We basically have a choice between hiring expensive CPAs or risk making a mistake that could cost us dearly. After 30 years of special favors, carve outs, and loopholes being added, Congress must also simplify the tax code so that it isn't such a financial and administrative burden on U.S. small businesses." (Peter K. Sides, "To Help Pa. Small Business, Washington Needs To Get Tax Reform Done," Pennlive , 8/9/17)

Even Senator Casey Has Advocated For A Less Complex Tax Code In The Past

In 2013, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) Said He Wanted A "Fairer, More Efficient Tax Code" Which Simplifies The Code Among Other Reforms. "As part of the blank-slate process established by the Finance Committee leadership, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, has submitted his recommendation for a fairer, more efficient tax code. His priorities include promoting economic growth in Pennsylvania and beyond, financial security for children and families, and simplifying the code." (Press Release, "Casey Submits Recommendation For Fairer, More Efficient Tax Code," Sen. Bob Casey , 07/26/13)

IN 2018, OHIO SENATOR SHERROD BROWN FACES REELECTION IN A STATE THAT SUPPORTS PRESIDENT TRUMP'S TAX REFORM AGENDA

Senator Sherrod Brown Is Up For Reelection In A State Trump Won In 2016

President Trump Won Ohio By An 8 Point Margin. "But Ohio took a sharp turn in the GOP's direction in 2016, with Trump winning by 8 points, a larger margin than each of the past five presidential elections there." (Ben Kamisar, "10 Senate Seats That Could Flip In 2018," The Hill , 11/16/16)

The Hill Lists Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) On Its List Of 10 Seats That Could Flip In 2018. "Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) Brown's populist streak has won him favor in Ohio for more than two decades, including two terms in the Senate, helping him win reelection in 2012 by 6 points." (Ben Kamisar, "10 Senate Seats That Could Flip In 2018," The Hill , 11/16/16)

Ohio Supports President Trump's Tax Agenda

In Ohio, 67.2 Percent Of Respondents Supported President Trump's Tax Plan. "Ohio: 67.2% support, 32.8% oppose" ("Poll: "'Broad Support' For Tax Reform In Key States Trump Won," Axios , 9/1/17)

Ohio Small Business Owner Tom Shepherd Wrote In The Cincinnati Enquirer That High Tax Rates And A Complex Tax Code Are Harming Small Business And Investment. "High tax rates discourage hard work and productive investment, and special-interest loopholes benefit the powerful and well-connected at the expense of everyone else. Those with whom I work surrender far too much of their hard-earned income to taxes and too often have to scramble to make ends meet. And the sheer complexity of the code requires an estimated 6.1 billion hours and $195 billion spent complying with the tax code." (Tom Shepherd, Op-Ed, "How Ohio Would Benefit From Tax Reform," Cincinnati Enquirer , 9/18/17)

In The Past, Senator Brown Has Spoken In Favor Of Some Of The Proposals President Trump Put Has Forward

In 2013, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Has Noted That The U.S. Must Close Down Tax Havens, Lower The Corporate Tax Rate, And Reduce The Inventive For American Companies To Shift Job And Profits Overseas. "'Corporate tax reform is necessary to ensure the American economy is the most desirable place in the world for U.S. based companies to invest,' Brown said. 'We can do that by closing down tax havens that cost our country revenue and cost American workers jobs. Lowering the corporate tax rate would put companies on a level playing field with foreign competitors and reduce the incentive for them to shift jobs and profits overseas.'" (Press Release, "Sen. Brown Announces Plan To Overhaul Corporate Tax Code To Spur Domestic Investment, Create High-Skilled Jobs," Sen. Sherrod Brown , 07/31/13)

In 2011, Senator Brown "Said That Tax Reform Should Close Loopholes." "After voting in support of the plan, Ohio's Sen. Sherrod Brown said in an interview that Congress needed to turn its focus to job creation exclusively. And he said that tax reform should close loopholes that the debt-ceiling deal didn't touch." (Tom Feran, "Sen. Sherrod Brown Says Wall Street Hedge Fund Managers Pay A Lower Tax Rate Than A Typical Sheet Metal Worker Or A Teacher," Politifact , 08/22/11)

IN 2018, NORTH DAKOTA SENATOR HEIDI HEITKAMP MUST FIGHT FOR REELECTION IN A STATE THAT SUPPORTS PRESIDENT TRUMP'S TAX REFORM

North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp Is Up For Reelection In 2018 In A State Trump Won

The Hill Put Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) On Its List Of Seats That Could Flip In 2018, Likely Because President Trump Won North Dakota By 36 Points. "Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) North Dakota is another ruby-red state coming off a Republican blowout in 2016. Trump won by 36 points, Sen. John Hoeven won reelection by 62 points, and Republican Gov.-elect Doug Burgum won by 58 points." (Ben Kamisar, "10 Senate Seats That Could Flip In 2018," The Hill , 11/16/16)

North Dakota Supports President Trump's Vision For Tax Reform

In North Dakota, 72.8 Percent Of Respondents Supported President Trump's Tax Plan . "North Dakota: 72.8% support, 27.2% oppose." ("Poll: "'Broad Support' For Tax Reform In Key States Trump Won," Axios , 9/1/17)

The Bismarck Tribune Called The Principals Of President Trump's Tax Plan "Sound" And Notes That Similar Proposals Like Low Corporate And Personal Tax Rates Have Helped North Dakota Prosper For Decades. "But already we recognize some of the basic principles as sound, because they've been working in North Dakota for 25 years. Reductions in individual and corporate income taxes, common-sense regulations and a business-friendly environment began under Gov. Ed Schafer, expanded under Govs. John Hoeven and Jack Dalrymple and continue today. The result: a robust North Dakota economy that has largely been able to weather a severe downturn in crude oil and farm commodity prices." (Editorial, "Tax Reform Can Make U.S. Competitive," The Bismarck Tribune , 9/8/17)

  • The Editorial Board Also Acknowledged That Tax Reform Is "Long Overdue" And That A Lower Corporate Tax Rate Will Benefit Workers, And Raise Wages. "The president's proposal to reform the tax code, including corporate income taxes, is long overdue. Because, in the end, every tax comes out of the wallet of a human being. The corporate income tax may sound like it's paid by the company, but ultimately the tax is a cost of doing business that is paid by the consumers of that company's products, the shareholders of the company, or their workers in the form of lower wages or fewer jobs." (Editorial, "Tax Reform Can Make U.S. Competitive," The Bismarck Tribune , 9/8/17)

The Bismarck Tribune Also Wrote About The Need To Simplify Our Tax Code Noting That "[The Costs Of Compliance] Are Due To The Complexity Of The Tax Code, Which Creates Uncertainty And Makes Long-Term Planning Difficult." "There are few who deny that the tax code places an enormous burden on families and businesses. Collectively, Americans spent nearly 9 billion hours complying with the Internal Revenue Service last year, costing our economy $409 billion. These costs are due to the complexity of the tax code, which creates uncertainty and makes long-term planning difficult, whether you are balancing the household budget, preparing for retirement or investing in your business." (Editorial, "Why Country Needs Tax Overhaul," The Bismarck Tribune , 9/10/17)

The Bismarck Tribune Also Notes That Pass-Through Businesses, Which Include "Most Of Our Farmers And Ranchers," Face Combined Tax Rates Up To 48.6 Percent. "At the same time, our pass-through businesses, which includes most of our farmers and ranchers, face combined federal and state marginal rates of up to 48.6 percent under the individual tax code. In comparison, the average corporate rate among OECD nations is 24 percent, going as low as 9 percent." (Editorial, "Why Country Needs Tax Overhaul," The Bismarck Tribune , 9/10/17)

IN 2018, WISCONSIN SENATOR TAMMY BALDWIN WILL HAVE TO RUN FOR REELECTION IN A STATE PRESIDENT TRUMP WON

Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin Is Up For Reelection In 2018 In A State Trump Won

The Hill Listed Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) On Its List Of Seats That Could Flip In 2018. "Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) The Wisconsin Republican infrastructure in the state helped Gov. Scott Walker win three elections in six years, including during the 2012 election that saw wins by both Baldwin and President Obama." (Ben Kamisar, "10 Senate Seats That Could Flip In 2018," The Hill , 11/16/16)

President Trump Won Wisconsin By One Point In The 2016 Election. "Trump's 1-point victory there, as well as Johnson's comeback 3-point victory, gives Republicans hope to build on those margins with a midterm electorate." (Ben Kamisar, "10 Senate Seats That Could Flip In 2018," The Hill , 11/16/16)

Wisconsin Wants President Trump's Tax Plan

In Wisconsin, 68.8 Percent Of Respondents Supported President Trump's Tax Plan . "Wisconsin: 68.8% support, 31.2% oppose." ("Poll: "'Broad Support' For Tax Reform In Key States Trump Won," Axios , 9/1/17)

The Wisconsin State Journal Editorial Board Wrote, "The Tax Code Is Broken And Unfair" And Emphasized That This Complexity Disproportionately Impacts Middle And Low-Income Americans Who Can Not Afford Accountants. "The tax code is broken and unfair. Congress last overhauled it more than 30 years ago. And seemingly every year since then, lawmakers have added more exemptions that serve special interests and more loopholes that appease big campaign donors. The resulting byzantine tax system frustrates most filers. It serves only accountants and their clients who can afford to pay someone else to ferret out every deduction and write-off." (Editorial, "State Journal Editorial: Now Is Paul Ryan's Chance To Do More Than Talk About Tax Reform," Wisconsin State Journa l, 9/3/17)

  • The Board Also Says That Cutting America's High Corporate Tax Rate Is Necessary, Because The High Tax Rate, "Encourages Corporations To Shift Profits Overseas And Discourages Reinvestment At Home." "Cutting taxes for businesses has opponents on the far left, but most leaders agree on the need. America's corporate tax rate is one of the highest in the developed world. It encourages corporations to shift profits overseas and discourages reinvestment at home. That hinders economic growth, innovation and job creation." (Editorial, "State Journal Editorial: Now Is Paul Ryan's Chance To Do More Than Talk About Tax Reform," Wisconsin State Journa l, 9/3/17)

Senator Baldwin Has Previously Spoken In Favor Of Some Proposals President Trump Put Has Forward

Senator Baldwin Has Cosponsored And Voted For Legislation To Encourage U.S. Businesses To Bring Jobs Back From Overseas. "U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin voted today for the Bring Jobs Home Act, legislation she cosponsored that would close a corporate tax loophole and help bring American jobs back to Wisconsin." (Press Release, "U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes For Bring Jobs Home Act," Sen. Tammy Baldwin , 7/30/14)

IN 2018, INDIANA SENATOR JOE DONNELLY WILL HAVE TO RUN FOR REELECTION IN A STATE PRESIDENT TRUMP WON

Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly Is Up For Reelection In 2018 In A State Trump Won

The Hill Put Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) On Its List Of Seats That Could Flip In 2018. "Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) No state's Senate race changed more in 2016 than Indiana's. Republicans started the cycle looking likely to keep control of outgoing Sen. Dan Coats's seat with Democratic Rep. Barron Hill in the race." (Ben Kamisar, "10 Senate Seats That Could Flip In 2018," The Hill , 11/16/16)

In 2016, President Trump Won Indiana By 19 Points . "But a flurry of damaging stories and revelations stunted Bayh's comeback, giving Rep. Todd Young a 10-point win behind Trump's 19-point victory." (Ben Kamisar, "10 Senate Seats That Could Flip In 2018," The Hill , 11/16/16)

Indiana Resident Strongly Support President Trump's Tax Reform Proposals

In Indiana, 68.4 Percent Of Respondents Supported President Trump's Tax Reform Plan. "Indiana: 68.4% support; 31.6% oppose" ("Poll: "'Broad Support' For Tax Reform In Key States Trump Won," Axios , 9/1/17)

The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Editorial Board Said That Tax Reform That "Simplified And Weakened The Tax Code Would Be Most Welcome, Too." "We're always ready to support a tax cut, the bigger the better. And any reform that simplified and weakened the tax code would be most welcome, too." (Editorial, "Bravo For Tax Cuts, But Don't Expect Too Much," Fort Wayne News-Sentinel , 9/26/17)

Senator Donnelly Has Spoken Out In Favor Of Reforms That President Trump Has Proposed Before

Senator Donnelly Wants A "Fair, Efficient" Tax Code That "Encourages Businesses To Invest, Innovate, And Create Jobs" And "Allows American Companies To Compete In The Global Economy." "Further, Joe thinks Hoosiers deserve a tax code that is fair, efficient, and encourages businesses to invest here at home. He believes that tax reform should reflect our most basic priorities-building a strong middle class; encouraging businesses to invest, innovate, and create jobs; and fostering an environment that allows American companies to compete in the global economy. Joe intends to work with members on both sides of the aisle to develop a tax code that is fair and encourages economic growth." ("Budget & Taxes," Sen. Joe Donnelly , Accessed 04/26/17)

Senator Donnelly Said, "It's Critical For Both Parties To Work Together To…Close Unnecessary Tax Loopholes" Among Other Actions. "'It is past time for Democrats and Republicans to set politics aside,' said Donnelly. 'It's critical for both parties to work together to find common sense ways to significantly reduce spending, close unnecessary tax loopholes, and better balance the budget. We can and should do this in a more thoughtful way.'" (Press Release,"Donnelly: Arbitrary Sequester Cuts Put Hoosier Priorities At Risk," Sen. Joe Donnelly , 05/02/17)

IN 2018, MICHIGAN SENATOR DEBBIE STABENOW MUST RUN FOR REELECTION IN A STATE PRESIDENT TRUMP WON

Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow Is Up For Reelection In 2018 In A State Trump Won

In 2016, Donald Trump Won Michigan. "President-elect Donald Trump's narrow victory in Michigan came after he waged a yearlong public battle with one of the state's iconic automakers to energize white working-class voters." (Chad Livengood, Michael Gerstein, and Joel Kurth, "Trump Flipped 12 Counties To Win Michigan," The Detroit News , 9/9/16)

Michigan Is In Favor Of President Trump's Tax Proposals

In Michigan, 62.6 Percent Of Respondents Supported President Trump's Tax Plan . "Michigan: 62.6% support, 37.4% oppose" ("Poll: "'Broad Support' For Tax Reform In Key States Trump Won," Axios , 9/1/17)

Two State Legislators In Michigan, Republican Klint Kesko And Democrat Robert Kosowki, Jointly Urged Michigan's Congressional Delegation From Both Parties To Work Together On Tax Reform. "We strongly urge members of Michigan's congressional delegation of both parties to work together to make this a reality." (Klint Kesko and Robert Kosowski, Op-Ed, "Column: Tax Reform Good For Michigan," The Detroit News , 8/10/17)

Small Businesses In Michigan Can Face Effective Tax Rates As High As 40 Percent. "Perhaps most importantly, however, Michigan's small businesses can face combined state and federal marginal tax rates as high as 40 percent." (Klint Kesko and Robert Kosowski, Op-Ed, "Column: Tax Reform Good For Michigan," The Detroit News , 8/10/17)

The Detroit News Editorial Board Wrote That Tax Reform Was "Essential" And "Finding The Right Formula Could Provide The Treasury With A Revenue Jolt." "It is essential that Congress come up with a fair method of taxing the overseas earnings of American companies, and repatriating the hundreds of billions of dollars that are sitting in foreign accounts to avoid onerous U.S. taxes. Finding the right formula could provide the Treasury with a revenue jolt." (Editorial, "Our Editorial: GOP Must Get Tax Reform Done," The Detroit News , 8/31/17)

Senator Stabenow Has Spoken Positively About The Prospect Of Working With President Trump On Tax Reform

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Stated She "Certainly" Thinks We Need To Do Tax Reform When Discussing Working With President Trump. "Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, a member of Democratic leadership, said she's still waiting to see what he [President Trump] will propose. 'I certainly think we need to do tax reform and I certainly want the jobs that will come with an infrastructure bill. We need to rebuild America, that's for sure,' she said." (Steven T. Dennis and Sahil Kapur, "Trump Faces Skeptical Democrats As He Eyes Bipartisan Deals," Bloomberg , 03/29/17)

 


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