wnol.info September 21 2017


Taxes, energy among top concerns for Trump in North Dakota speech

September 21 2017, 09:20 | Irvin Gilbert

A Goldman Sachs sign on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York City

A Goldman Sachs sign on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York City

Burgum said he felt "gratitude" toward President Trump for the visit. Her only would-be opponent thus far, Republican state Sen.

Ivanka Trump says she'd like to see the child tax credit at least double from its current level of $1,000 to $2,000. Trump said of the first-term senator, adding: "I hope we'll have your support" and calling her "a good woman". John Hoeven will travel on Air Force One with Trump, the officials said.

The White House tax goals released in April include repealing the estate tax.

Trump used the event to sell his plan, but its details are still to be determined.

On the statutory corporate tax rate, or what the government has on the books as the business tax rate, Trump is correct when it comes to developed nations.

Mandan Mayor Tim Helbling said the community is honored to host Trump.

Kylie Oversen, chairwoman of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party, called for bipartisan solutions for fixing the nation's "broken" tax code. "So it can happen".

"You listening, Heidi?" he joked, as he looked at Heitkamp.

Speaking alongside relevant cabinet officials, Trump is expected to hold North Dakota's economy up as an example for America.

"We're going to cut taxes", Trump vowed during a Roosevelt Room meeting with the so-called Big Six tax negotiators - National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and the leaders of the congressional tax-writing committees.

Cramer also wants to hear about simplifying the tax code and making the United States more competitive with other countries.

Heitkamp is expected to face a tough challenge in next year's midterm elections.

Heitkamp needs the latter group to win re-election in 2018, much more so than the former group, which is why she welcome President Trump to North Dakota with open arms last week.

Trump will be joined by North Dakota's Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp, which some believe is a plea for bipartisanship on the tax reform effort.

Trump was visiting friendly territory: He won North Dakota by 36 points past year and has championed policies that benefit its energy sector.

Carson Klosterman, president of the North Dakota Corn Growers Association, was invited to attend by Sen. But in a statement earlier this week, she stressed the importance of the White House, Republicans and Democrats working together to come up with a tax reform plan. In his remarks there, Trump urged people to vote her out of office if she did not support lowering taxes.



Other news