Trump says Missouri Sen. McCaskill should back tax cuts or lose re-election

Springfield Police Department Releases Statement About the President's Visit

President Trump delivering his speech on tax reform in Springfield, Mo., Aug. 30, 2017.

The president's speech in Springfield is expected to officially kick off administration tax endeavors, which will likely entail cutting taxes and simplifying the tax code. Is that what the American people voted for in 2016? The tax system has not been reformed in any significant way since 1986.

Air Force One landed just before 1 p.m. Wednesday, Trump was seen exiting the plane with Missouri Senator Roy Blunt, Congressman Billy Long, and his daughter Ivanka Trump.

"First, we need a tax code that is simple, fair, and easy to understand". He touted a recent increase in economic growth as a sign his economics-focused agenda is starting to work. Congress is mandated to act by the end of September to fund the government and also raise the debt limit.

"I don't want to be disappointed by Congress", he continued. "I think Congress is going to make a comeback, I hope so". Instead, reports suggest that a business rate of 20 to 25 percent is more likely. In addition to the corporate tax rate, Republicans are split over whether the tax bill should be revenue neutral.

TRT World's Tetiana Anderson has more on Trump's tax reforms. Everybody thought that was a monumental thing that happened. The American people will then make their own decisions about how to spend and invest their own money.

It was not clear, for example, whether the goal for 15% corporate tax rate was workable or would aim to reduce the nominal rate - now 39% - or the actual rate that company's pay, which is closer to 19%. And remember, this is a Congress - oh, look, it's still on vacation - that is even less popular among Americans than the low-rated president.

The president doesn't seem to care much what's actually contained in tax reform. The election past year opened up a new pathway to actually getting comprehensive tax reform done. And if the Republican Congress can not get behind that their president on that unifying message, then it's not merely time to question their party loyalty.

Trump said he hoped Congress would not disappoint on this campaign, appealing to Democrats and Republicans to work together. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Rep. Kevin Brady introduced a blueprint past year which detailed numerous same provision. "They will be proud again", he promised of his tax plan. "At the time, it was really something special".

They get it because they've been taken.

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