Trump re­turns to tax over­haul; pitch is aimed at truck­ers

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - WEATHER -

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.

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