Trump says he's willing to consider raising gas tax

Getty Images

Welcome to a simpler tax plan!

Under the administration's tax plan, Mnuchin says most taxpayers will have a much simpler tax return, telling Bartiromo: "For most Americans, they'll be able to fill out their taxes on a large postcard and will use the standard deductions". This means that while multinational corporations will reap all of the benefits from the tax cut such as higher profits and increased competitiveness of firms, smaller businesses have to pay the full 35% in taxes.

The Trump administration said Monday that the president remains committed to upgrading US roads, bridges and airports, even though a rebuilding proposal was not released within his first 100 days in office.

William Gale, a senior fellow on taxes and fiscal policy at the nonpartisan Brookings Institution, also said that even if all available deductions were eliminated, "I don't see how the plan could avoid being an enormous tax cut for high-income households". That's almost double the new "benefit" they'd get from the increase in their standard deduction of $11,400. Forty percent of voters support getting rid of the individual alternative minimum tax, compared to 24 who oppose its elimination.

Also, charities could reap big gifts.

A committee aide said later that Mr. Brady's answer reflected an assumption that infrastructure tax issues will be addressed separately by other House committees. Tax brackets i.e., income levels at which these rates would apply have not yet been determined. For many Americans, property taxes are their main deduction. Toder and Viard, for example, have a plan to pay for a rate cut with higher taxes on individual dividend earnings.

There's been no increase in the federal motor fuel tax since 1993.

The goal is for a tax-reform package to be signed into law this year.

Burman said "there's no way" that Trump's plan won't lower taxes for top earners, despite the rhetoric from his administration. Trump's White House is working for the wealthiest Americans.

"And with that, we will unlock the economic growth that's been held back for too long in this country", Mnuchin said. While it is true that individuals now have more disposable income to spend on goods and services, there will also be a higher government deficit because the government now has less money in revenue to spend for citizens.

"People don't realize, you know, the Civil War, if you think about it, why?" "And it is still skewed very much to upper-income people".

The largest personal deductions allowed for in the U.S. tax code, with their annual costs in billions of dollars and Trump's proposal to maintain or eliminate the deduction. So ultimately their taxes on carried interest would be cut, not increased.

But when someone with an R after his name is in the White House, suddenly the network evening news programs warn about how policies could "balloon the deficit" or "explode" the national debt - especially when tax cuts are planned.


  • Tunnel With Nuclear Waste Collapses in the State of Washington

    Tunnel With Nuclear Waste Collapses in the State of Washington

    A tunnel used to store highly radioactively contaminated waste at the defunct Purex processing plant may have collapsed . The anti-nuclear group Beyond Nuclear said the incident helped show " radioactive waste management is out of control".
    S&P 500 Futures Struggle to Maintain Record Territory

    S&P 500 Futures Struggle to Maintain Record Territory

    Gold fell $11 to $1,216.10 an ounce, silver fell 19 cents to $16.07 an ounce, and copper was close to flat at $2.50 a pound. The dollar rose to 114.07 Japanese yen from 113.07 yen, and the British pound slipped to $1.2928 from $1.2943.
    Target aims to bring household essentials to your front door

    Target aims to bring household essentials to your front door

    Target team members are testing Restock right now, and the pilot will be available to selected consumers in coming weeks.
  • Puerto Rico files for bankruptcy

    Puerto Rico files for bankruptcy

    But there is no realistic way that Congress could bail out the island given the massive debt and disappearing tax base. Puerto Rico now owes its creditors a whopping $70 billion, far higher than Detroit's $18 billion bankruptcy in 2013.
    Hertz tanks 15% after missing big on earnings (HTZ)

    Hertz tanks 15% after missing big on earnings (HTZ)

    The stock of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc (NYSE: HTZ ) has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, August 26 by Macquarie Research. The rating scale runs from 1 to 5 with 5 indicating a Strong Sell, 1 indicating a Strong Buy and 3 indicating a Hold.
    Philippines, US begin smaller-scale joint military exercises

    Philippines, US begin smaller-scale joint military exercises

    His Filipino counterpart, Lt-Gen Oscar Lactao, said the exercise priority was chosen based on the guidance from Mr Duterte. The Philippines endures about 20 major storms a year that sweep in off the Pacific Ocean, many of them deadly.
  • Heroes of the Storm Video Highlights Overwatch Hero D.Va

    Heroes of the Storm Video Highlights Overwatch Hero D.Va

    Channel a defensive field in the target direction for 3 seconds, reducing damage dealt by enemy Heroes inside it by 75%. In terms of abilities, Boosters increases her movement speed for two seconds and deals damage to anyone she runs into.
    White House approves supply of weapons to Kurdish forces in Syria

    White House approves supply of weapons to Kurdish forces in Syria

    Washington and Ankara disagree on the forces that should be utilized against Daesh in the military operation to liberate Raqqa. However, over the last several weeks, Ankara has conducted a unilateral air campaign against Kurdish targets in Syria.

    BC Election 'too close to call'

    Similarly to the Ipsos poll, Mainstreet/ Postmedia found just one percentage point separating the two major parties, with the B.C. In order to vote Tuesday, residents must prove their identity and home address, by showing a driver's licence, B.C.
  • Nigeria's President Buhari welcomes freed Chibok schoolgirls

    Nigeria's President Buhari welcomes freed Chibok schoolgirls

    He emphasized though that he considered all 82 of the girls to be his daughters "because majority worship in my church". It was not immediately clear whether the newest girls freed Saturday would join them.

    Penguins' Crosby passes concussion test, might play Game 5

    NOTES: Nicklas Backstrom's goal gave him 11 points (five goals, six assists) in 11 postseason games. Washington kept its season alive on Saturday when it picked up a 4-2 win at home to force Game 6.

    Indians at Tigers has been canceled due to inclement weather

    The Tigers took two of three from the Indians in this rain-shortened series and are now 4-2 on the season overall. No make-up date was immediately announced.


Latest news

Chance of rain on Thursday in the Harrisburg area
Sorry Mom, Mother's Day weekend looks like a soaker with rain developing on Saturday and coming down heavy at times. Fortunately, the dew point temperatures are in the 50s which is making for some incredible feeling weather.

Trump's team 'was warned Russians could blackmail' Michael Flynn
The Jan. 26 conversation took place two days after the Federal Bureau of Investigation interviewed Flynn about those contacts. Flynn's conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak caught the attention of Trump's own transition team.

Emma Watson Thanks Belle After Winning First Ever Gender-Free MTV Award
Actress Emma Watson , an award victor on the night, also turned heads in a black and silver, asymmetrical sequinned number. While accepting her golden popcorn statue, she thanked MTV for taking such a huge step forward.

Adele manager's relief after suspects arrested over concert tickets scam
According to a police report , Jayce Lii went posed as the assistant to Jonathan Dickens, the manager to British singer Adele . Dickins alerted Miami-Dade police, who used the opportunity to set up a sting posing as a production manager.

Curry's 30 lead Warriors to sweep after 121-95 win over Jazz
Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors waltzed past the Utah Jazz in 4 games to remain unbeaten through the first two rounds. We don't know who's going to have a hot night. "That makes up for a lot, so we can throw a couple bodies on their best player".

Waze now lets you use your own voice for navigation instructions
The feature was added to the Android app in an update released on May 5, and it's said to be coming to the iOS version soon. While the potential uses for localization (and pranks) is almost limitless, the feature is now can't be shared.

Senate to vote on Trump's pick for Air Force secretary
Reed said Wilson gave evasive answers during her confirmation hearing March 30, which "reluctantly led me to conclude, while Dr. The Senate is slated to vote on a former New Mexico congresswoman tapped by President Donald Trump to be Air Force secretary.

Woman videotapes kangaroo grabbing girl at animal park
Conversely, the park administration refrained from commenting on the issue. "I'm just glad I was there", Jennifer White said. Cheyenne White was at Harmony Park Safari with her younger sister and mother when the kangaroo struck.

Phoenix police announce arrest in serial street shootings
Contrary to earlier reports, police said they had no connection between the Maryvale shootings and the freeway shootings in 2015. The hunt for the killer yielded more than 30,000 tips, and authorities said it was a tipster who provided the break in the case.

Teen 'owns up to' tossing 68-year-old woman in Florida pool
The website reports that she is now in stable condition and that police are investigating the incident. Her friend Shay McNair said: "She doesn't walk that good, you can see that".

Teen's plea for free Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record
Instantly, the "nuggs for Carter" hashtag was born, and in a mere two days the tweet hit the one million retweet milestone. What's more, Wilkerson isn't the only one who won big as a result of his tweet - a good cause got a boost, too .

Oreo debuts new 'Firework' cookie
Fireworks Oreo cookies are headed to store shelves, and they're filled with blue-and-red "popping candies" - think Pop Rocks. In a twist on this trend, Pringles past year asked consumers to come up with a 45-second promotional clip for a new flavor.

Who stole Hillary's cheese: Putin, Comey or Huma? (Washington Diary)
Hillary Clinton claims to be under a media-imposed gag order not to discuss interference in democratic elections. Reports have surfaced that next week, she will officially launch a new organization called "Onward Together".

23-Year-Old Suspect in 2016 Arizona Serial Killings Arrested
Shots were fired into a vehicle on July 11, 2016; a man and a 4-year-old boy inside escaped unhurt. Police said they have not identified a motive but believe Saucedo acted alone.

Warriors Sweep Jazz With 121-95 Win In Game 4
No team in National Basketball Association history has ever come back from a 3 games to none deficit to win a series. But that moment of pressure only refocused a Warriors team that proved far superior to the Jazz in the second round.

Other news