Trump returns to tax overhaul; pitch is aimed at truckers
WASHINGTON » After days of friction with his secretary of state and a Republican senator, President Donald Trump is trying to refocus on his top legislative priority, pitching his tax overhaul as a boon for truckers.
For his visit in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Trump looked for framing against a backdrop of big rigs, with lots of truckers in attendance, according to the White House. The president has been traveling the country to promote 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’s focus is that his tax reform plan would benefit truckers by lowering their tax rates, boosting manufacturing, and making it easier for families to pass their trucking businesses on to their children.
Trump has left it up to Congress to fill in many specifics of his plan, which omits details such as the income levels for his new tax brackets.