Jennifer Rubin: Trump's tax plan comments don't align with proposals

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The changes come in response to its recent admission to authorities investigating Russia's influence on the 2016 election that they sold thousands of ads likely linked to Russian Federation, many of which were connected to "inauthentic" accounts and Pages. "That is more important than anything else". "But it's going to take a lot of cooperation of both Democrats and Republicans", he said.

Steven Rosenthal, a senior fellow at the liberal-leaning Tax Policy Center who opposes eliminating the SALT, said it would essentially raise the cost of state taxes and thus increase pressure on officials to cut them - at a time when Washington is transferring more costs, especially health care, to the states.

Trump has been pushing for changes to the tax code to cut corporate and individual rates and simplify the system, but has offered few specifics.

The state-and-local-tax deduction, or SALT, has always been a target for tax policy wonks who see it as an unwise federal subsidy that is mainly claimed by the wealthy.

Hatch, 83, still agrees with the GOP leadership in the House that tax reform can get done this calendar year.

On the issue of immigration, Ryan pledged to find a solution for the almost 800,000 immigrants brought to the U.S.as children and now in the country illegally. He declared that removing them all is "not in our nation's interest", though he declined to reaffirm his past support for eventual citizenship for the "Dreamers".

They said the deal would enshrine protections for younger immigrants and contain border security measures, but not Trump's long-sought wall. Right now we're paying the highest tax rate in the world.

"The wealthy Americans are not my priority". As recently as Wednesday, President Donald Trump said he's seeking a corporate rate of 15%, down from the current 35%. "We are looking for the middle class and we are looking for jobs - jobs being the economy".

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said Brady signaled during a meeting September 13 that Republicans are pursuing accelerated expensing of capital investments but not full expensing, a corporate tax rate goal of 20 percent, and a passthrough tax rate in the 25 percent range.

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There's also the issue of the tax rate for so-called pass-through entities like sole-proprietorships.

"No budget, no tax reform", Brady told the conference. "This is not going to be a tax cut for the super-rich".

Referencing tax cuts signed by President George W. Bush, Ryan said, "You can't just do what Bush did in 2001 and 2003".

The challenges were immediately apparent as House Republicans left the meeting with Ryan and Brady complaining they still didn't know what was going on.

"Asked if he was confident Trump would push for conservative reform, given his cooperation with Democrats last week on the debt ceiling, Ryan said, "Yes".

Trump met privately with Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday night, leaving the Democrats believing they had an agreement to work on a border security package with the bipartisan Dream Act.

Trump also hosted a dinner of bipartisan senators on Tuesday, meeting with Democratic senators in states he won in 2016. After Seattle passed a 2.25% income tax on city residents making more than $250,000 a year, Amazon announced that it would be opening a second company headquarters somewhere else.

And that's if Trump gets everything he wants.

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