Trump: Hurricanes mean tax cuts are more important than ever

Source: USA Today

“Ahead of a meeting Wednesday with members of Congress from both parties, President Trump linked his efforts to pass tax cuts with the need for recovery efforts from hurricanes Harvey and Irma. ‘With Irma and Harvey devastation, Tax Cuts and Tax Reform is needed more than ever before. Go Congress, go!’ Trump tweeted, just hours before the bipartisan White House meeting with a group of House moderates who could hold the balance of power on close votes. Trump has argued that cutting taxes and simplifying the tax code will spur economic growth, helping recovery in communities damaged in the recent storms. Skeptics note that that neither the Trump administration nor Congress have a specific tax plan yet — the focus of a series of meetings Trump has held in recent days. And others questioned the relation between tax reform and hurricane relief, including key congressional Democrats.” [editor’s note: Is this Trump’s weekly broken clock moment? – SAT] (09/13/17)