The Trump administration is looking to lower taxes and simplify regulations for businesses and individuals.
But it’s not enough for President Donald Trump.
He wants to do more to boost the economy, and he wants to lower the burden of regulation.
That’s why he’s pushing to end a decades-long tradition of tax breaks for the wealthy.
And it’s why the president is proposing to eliminate the deduction for state and local taxes.
The plan, called the “Presidential Tax Cut Act,” would eliminate the $50,000 federal tax deduction for most of the wealthiest Americans.
And it would eliminate a $2,000 deduction for charitable donations.
That would reduce the tax burden on the middle class and eliminate the top tax rate on those earning more than $400,000.
The plan would also repeal the estate tax, which the president has called “the single greatest tax cut in American history.”
But what’s the endgame?
The Trump administration doesn’t have a crystal ball, and it hasn’t released its plan.
But it’s clear it’s targeting high-income Americans.
“We want to get the lowest tax rates possible for our middle class,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters Tuesday.
And in the coming weeks, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross are scheduled to announce plans to slash corporate taxes.
Both are expected to make the case that cutting taxes for the middle and working classes is in the best interest of the American economy.
“It’s important for us to continue to invest in the middle-class economy, to make sure that businesses have the ability to grow and to create jobs,” Mnuchin said.
“So the president’s got to be able to make a case to his base and to the American people that lowering taxes for a middle class is the best policy.”
The tax plan is also expected to include an expansion of a tax credit for the disabled.
“The President is going to be speaking to all Americans and helping them understand that they’re not the only ones getting a tax cut,” Mnuchinsaid.
“And the middle classes have seen their taxes go up.
And so he wants them to know that the middle is not the worst place in America.”
Mnuchin said in a statement that he would make “major announcements in the next few weeks” to make clear the President wants to help everyone.
But he said the Trump administration’s tax plan would make America the best place in the world to be.
“In our tax code, our companies are competing on the world stage, and we’re competing on every front in this economy,” Mnuter said.
“But there is no place better than our country.
The middle class has got to have access to the tax code.
And we’ve got to make it as fair as we can.”