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House approves 2018 budget outline, takes first step for tax reform

06 Octobre 2017

"What we did differently in this go around is we spent the last four months basically working together, the Senate Finance Committee, the House Ways and Means Committee and the White House, making sure that we're on the same page", Ryan told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Thursday morning. The House and the Senate must eventually agree on the size and shape of a tax reform bill, but their budget resolutions are current pretty far apart - Politico said "the two chambers' choices couldn't look more different".

"The middle class will see a significant tax cut, and even those that are below the middle class", Mullin said.

But the mood turned more somber when Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine) stood up to ask if the Senate could be counted on to pass tax legislation, according to people familiar with the meeting.

Republicans have moved on from their failed health-care attempts with high hopes that they'll be able to make their mark on taxes - the second major priority that House and Senate leaders have set their sights on. This group says the president's plan is nothing more than an upward redistribution of wealth that boosts the incomes of the wealthy with surgical precision and taxes some in the middle and upper middle class "more". Here's how it works: up to now, you could lower your tax liability by deducting your state and local taxes from your income. Under the Senate plan, Republicans could cut taxes by $1.5 trillion over a decade, and that figure doesn't assume any economic growth.

Democrats blasted the sweeping spending cuts proposed by Republicans - more than $5 trillion over 10 years in the House plan and somewhat less in the Senate GOP measure - as an assault on middle-class families and the poor.

No surprise then that a number of Republicans have already said that they'll vote against tax reform unless it keeps the deduction.

The House budget calls for $621.5 billion in defense spending, breaking through the 2018 caps.

Gary Cohn, a Trump administration cheerleader for tax reform, said recently that the administration is "trying to get rid of all of the loopholes and all of the deductions that mostly wealthy people use".

Eventually the House and Senate will have to come to an agreement on a budget - and how many cuts they want to require.

Sanders, an Independent from Vermont, is a proponent of Medicare for all in a single payer plan for healthcare. The SALT deduction arguably helps encourage Sacramento's tax-and-spend recklessness. A face plant on tax reform would be an enormous political debacle.

Sanders received Enzi's proposals because he is the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee; these details have not yet been unveiled in a public proposal.

Without the votes of NY and New Jersey Republicans, House leaders would have a hard time passing any tax reform package that makes it to the House floor absent support from Democrats, who oppose the framework.

To stop the tax cut plan, "We have to buckle up and organize all over the country", he declared.

"As I have consistently maintained, we can not balance the federal budget on the backs of our federal workforce", Mrs. Comstock said.

Other tax relief for hard-working Americans could be included as the committees in the Senate and the House turn the framework into a bill.

"Tax cuts lead to significant deficits, lead to calls from Republicans for slashes in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other programs to make up the deficit", said Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee. I wouldn't give up any of the places where we have been aggressive in the past.

House approves 2018 budget outline, takes first step for tax reform