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"First and foremost, our tax system should benefit loyal hardworking Americans and their families".

Besides, the nation did not experience jobs growth and an expanded economy at the end of President George W. Bush's years of tax cuts that were largely aimed at the rich.

At a manufacturing company in Springfield, Missouri, on Wednesday, Trump reiterated his longstanding call for slashing the U.S. corporate tax rate to 15 per cent from 35 per cent at a time when lawmakers believe they could be lucky to bring it down to 25 per cent. "And it could be much worse than that".

As the Republican-controlled Congress failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare, the Trump administration has taken a different approach to drive public support for tax reform by launching a national campaign to tout the benefits of tax reform.

"We don't hate the protesters; we just support our president", said Trump supporter Beth Burlison.

Republicans, who control only 52 seats in the Senate, plan to use congressional budget rules that allow for approving a tax bill with a simple majority.

The speech comes a day after Trump's trip to Harvey-hit Texas and is the first in what is expected to be a series of traveling sales pitches on taxes from the president.

"They're nowhere. They're just nowhere", said Henrietta Treyz, a tax analyst with Veda Partners and former Senate tax staffer.

"I'm inclined, much as I see its limitations, to say leave the filibuster alone", said Boston University professor Michael T. Corgan, a scholar of the presidency and Congress. "Fool me. You can't get fooled again!'" He had it right, actually.

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"She's going to make that commitment", he said of tax cuts.

President Trump's persistent demand for the elimination of the Senate filibusters didn't garner any public support from the Republicans who run the chamber, but behind the scenes, the president's allies are starting to argue that it isn't a insane idea or institutional heresy. Claire McCaskill - up for re-election next year - is "opposed to big tax cuts" and said a "Republican will win" the state. "And if she doesn't do it for you, you have to vote her out of office".

And they have proposed some tax cuts for lower-income households, including a doubled standard deduction.

"In other words, foreign companies have more than a 60 percent tax advantage over American companies".

Trump administration officials had promised a unified tax plan by early September - catching GOP congressional leaders by surprise, and leaving members confused and irritated, said three people familiar with the situation. But job creators in businesses large and small are expecting tax reform from Congress in 2017 so they can plan for the future.

A joint statement signed by Trump's treasury secretary and top economic advisor alongside GOP leadership, including the chairmen of the House and Senate tax-writing committees, late last month was less specific.

Politico reports that the White House will also attempt to target Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Indiana's Joe Donnelly, and North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp.

China, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, and Australia all have lower corporate tax rates than the United States.

With his promises to the middle class, Trump is essentially betting that the benefits of tax cuts for businesses will flow directly to workers, rather than ending up in the pockets of top executives and wealthy investors.


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