Trump pitches tax plan aimed at truck­ers

The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH) - - NATION + WORLD -

MIDDLETOWN » Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump pitched his tax plan as a boost for truck­ers at an event Wednesday in Penn­syl­va­nia, say­ing, “Amer­ica first means putting Amer­i­can truck­ers first.”

Trump ap­peared be­fore about a thou­sand cheer­ing peo­ple at an air­plane hangar dra­mat­i­cally draped with Amer­i­can flags. Two big rigs were in the back­ground.

“It will be rocket fuel for our econ­omy,” Trump said of a plan that would dra­mat­i­cally cut cor­po­rate tax rates from 35 per­cent to 20 per­cent, re­duce the num­ber of per­sonal in­come tax brack­ets and boost the stan­dard de­duc­tion.

Trump said a cut to busi­ness taxes would help truck­ers be­cause there will be “more prod­ucts to de­liver and more con­tracts to fill.” He also said his plan would ben­e­fit mid­dle-class fam­i­lies by low­er­ing rates, cre­at­ing new jobs and mak­ing it eas­ier for busi­ness own­ers to pass companies on to their chil­dren.

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