Trump Says Republicans' Tax Plan Won't Help the Rich

President Donald Trump   Chip Somodevilla  Getty Images

President Donald Trump Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

House Speaker Paul Ryan backed off months of promises that the Republicans' tax plan won't add to the nation's ballooning deficit, declaring in an AP Newsmaker interview that the most important goal of an overhaul is economic growth.

President Trump continued to push publicly for a bipartisan effort to overhaul the tax code on Wednesday, as well as for an answer to the plight of undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.as children.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the outlines of a deal after dining Wednesday night with Trump.

Ryan has said that any legislative solution for former DACA recipients must also include increased border security, though he has not presented any details. "But Ryan dismissed the possible deal as preliminary discussions and insisted any agreement must have buy-in from GOP leaders".

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On taxes, Trump himself added to the complications when he surprisingly declared, at a meeting with a bipartisan group of House members, that taxes on the wealthy would not go down under the GOP plan and might even go up.

Trump's goal is to get 30 Democratic senators and 30 Republican senators on board to vote for the overhaul, Manchin said. The president wants to cut the top federal corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, although congressional negotiators are aiming for roughly a 20 percent rate. He's still hoping for a 15-percent rate "because that will bring us", he said, to a level similar to that of China and other countries.

President Donald Trump says he wants to cut taxes to help middle-class Americans, not rich ones. But none have presented details of a plan.

Democrats have vowed to reject any plan that would offer tax breaks to the wealthy and also oppose the president's call to repeal the estate tax. Yet the Urban Institute-Brookings Institution Tax Policy Center estimates 40 percent of the benefits would go to the top 1 percent of households, which make more than $732,000 a year.

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Trump continues to put pressure on lawmakers to get a tax bill completed - he posted a Twitter message on Wednesday saying: "With Irma and Harvey devastation, Tax Cuts and Tax Reform is needed more than ever before".

The long list of difficulties has led some analysts to conclude that Congress is likelier to settle on straightforward tax cuts than on full-blown reform - if it passes anything at all.

"This is really the consensus of the tax writers themselves so that we're working from the same page", Ryan said during a press conference Wednesday. With a nod toward the House Republicans' plan, he said: "Three is better than seven, and by the way two is better than three and one is better than two".

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