With the healthcare push finished after a hard fought three weeks, Trump and Ryan are now turning their eyes to tax reform. Often talked about, never really tackled, for the same reasons healthcare is often talked about and never really tackled.
Given what just went down with healthcare, what can Trump and Ryan hope to accomplish? The hard right will be pushing for dramatic cuts in personal and business tax rates, back to zero capital gains taxes, etc. Lots of talk about “job creators” will follow, but can they accomplish anything real?
Or will Trump really reach out to Democrats as he is threatening to do?
What does a moderate, centrist tax reform plan look like? Lower personal and business taxes in exchange for a VAT? I don’t even know.