President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that his push to overhaul the nation’s tax system would “bring back Main Street by reducing the crushing tax burden,” offering a populist appeal to a still-forming tax plan that would heavily benefit corporate America.
Trump said his vision for re-writing the nation’s tax system, one of his key campaign pledges, would unlock stronger economic growth and benefit companies and workers alike. He promised that it would be “pro-growth, pro-jobs, pro-worker and pro-American.”
“If we want to renew our prosperity and to restore opportunity then we must reduce the tax burden on our companies and on our workers,” Trump said in Springfield, Mo.
Trump chose a Midwestern manufacturing setting in Springfield to debut his pitch, a community that is known as the birthplace of the Route 66 highway.
After a year without any major legislative wins, including a significant defeat on health care, the stakes