Trump injects tax-cut talk in the closing weeks of midterm campaign

Democrats' dilemma in key House races Bash Trump in attack ads or steer clear

Around 25 percent of federal spending hasn't yet been approved for the rest of the fiscal year, so in theory it would be possible to put in new tax cuts in the lame-duck session.

"Right now, the person who's discussing the 10-percent tax cut for the White House is the president, and so you should go to the press office and to the president if you want more information on that", Kevin Hassett, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, said on an unrelated press call Tuesday morning. And even if Republicans push for tax cuts after the midterms, it could be hard, if not impossible, for any new tax cut to pass both chambers when lawmakers return to Washington for a lame-duck session before a new Congress takes over in January.

"We are giving a middle-income tax reduction of about 10 per cent".

I bet Italy wished it had the U.S. fiscal policy system.

Democrats, meanwhile, have tried to make the protection of health-care benefits a central focus of their midterm message, forcing Republicans to pledge support for health-care policies they have spent years trying to unravel. Large chunks of the public still don't understand what was in the legislation, said David Winston, a longtime Republican pollster who advises GOP lawmakers.

The House and Senate are out of town and not slated to return before the midterm elections in early November. And because Republicans are likely to lose control of the House ― even though they'd have a couple months of time until Democrats take over in January ― Brady has laid the groundwork for Republicans to just claim they can no longer do this 10 percent cut because Democrats will be taking control of the chamber.

He also defended the administration's first round of tax cuts. While the new law increased after-tax income for households at all income levels, the independent Tax Policy Center found that higher-income households benefited the most.

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"A millionaire gets the same size tax cut", said Kyle Pomerleau, an economist at the conservative Tax Foundation.

The last phrase seemed particularly important, as Brady made the tax cut contingent on Republicans keeping the House and Senate ― a prospect that looks unlikely.

Republican leaders have said their tax cut plan last year has led to economic growth this year, but they also have acknowledged that most Americans remain opposed to the plan, which has made the budget deficit grow this year.

Details of the new plan are said to be coming later. Tax cuts enacted under President George W. Bush's tenure were extended in 2012 during Barack Obama's administration, for example.

President Donald Trump has been in office for over a year and a half, but he still seems to have a very loose grasp on the basic concepts of the US government.

Sen. Ron Wyden of OR, the senior Democrat on the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee, called Trump's statements "empty rhetoric" and "an admission. that his tax law only helps corporations and the donor class".

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