Trump eyes changes to Obama's tax and Wall Street rules

Posted April 23, 2017

"We'll be having a big announcement on Wednesday having to do with tax reform", Mr. Trump said as he signed several executive orders dealing with financial matters at the Treasury Department. The action plan promised large tax cuts for the middle class and businesses, a reduction of tax brackets to three from seven, simplified tax forms and an offshore profits repatriation tax holiday.

The Wednesday announcement will largely be about PR and positioning.

The Trump administration could argue that tax reform-namely, lower corporate tax rates and a repatriation holiday-would offset any incentives for companies to leave the United States. His new deadline is the end of the year.

Republicans believe major tax reform would drive annual USA economic growth above 3 percent.

An executive order out of the White House on Friday is setting a stage for the comeback of earnings stripping and corporate inversions.

"It will also include something that both the House Republicans and Trump made a commitment on, and that is the business income", Norquist added. It came from the White House.

"From our perspective, it is a direction that is dramatically backwards on financial stability", said Lisa Donner, executive director of Americans for Financial Reform.

The White House is insanely claiming that Congress will vote on healthcare, tax reform, and keep the government open next week, even though Congress is only in session for four days, and Republicans have no votes scheduled. "That is one of the stated goals for tax reform". "Nobody gets angry when you say reciprocal tax". This will be the excuse for major tax cuts. As part of our broader financial strategy, we're working to open up lending to small businesses and entrepreneurs, including our incredible women entrepreneurs who are doing better and better and better.

President Donald Trump on Friday afternoon will sign three documents created to reduce tax and regulatory burdens, including a review of all major 2016 tax regulations.

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The third point already seems problematic.

In the other two executive orders, Trump instructed Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to review the damaging Dodd-Frank regulations that failed to hold Wall Street firms accountable.

On Thursday, Mnuchin said he had "big concerns" with that specific authority, because the administration doesn't want to support a too-big-to-fail policy.

Trump has said a big tax cut will boost economic growth, help companies invest, and lead to more job creation. Now it nearly definitely will, and that won't sit well with deficit hawks. He said that the economy could grow by an additional $2 trillion over the coming decade.

But "decade" is the operative word.

"When you make an investment, it doesn't mean the building rises up the next day, or the factory rises up the next day, or the services are available the next day", Forbes said.

The Trump administration is moving to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.