Is Trump Honest? Vast Majority Of Americans Say No

Lester Mason
September 13, 2018

The legislation is up for consideration as the November election nears, when Republicans will be at risk of losing their majority in the House.

Midterm elections often serve as referendums on the incumbent president, which makes Trump's overall unpopularity a liability for Republicans.

House tax committee Chairman Kevin Brady, main author of the "Tax Reform 2.0" package, plans to put it to a committee-level vote on Thursday, with a full House vote expected by Oct 1.

Aside from making individual tax cuts permanent, Republicans say the legislation will including savings provisions meant to help small businesses offer 401 (k) retirement plans, allow 529 education savings plans to pay for apprenticeships and provide access to retirement savings for costs related to births and adoptions. The legislation would also allow startups to write off more of their costs.

The majority of US voters said they would not like to see Congress begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, according to a new poll released on Wednesday.

Democrats need to flip 23 seats in the 435-member House of Representatives to reclaim the majority, a goal several experts say is likely to be met. He came to the White House in 1976 from the moderate wing of the Democratic Party, and he clashed with party liberals, drawing a spirited primary challenge in 1980 from Massachusetts Sen.

The tax law that took effect January 1, the most sweeping rewrite of the USA tax code in three decades, is estimated to add around $1.5 trillion to the ballooning deficit over 10 years.

Voters give President Trump his lowest grade for honesty since he was elected, saying 60 - 32 percent that he is not honest.

Democrats have criticized the new wave of tax cut, suggesting that the proposed changes would primarily benefit the wealthiest taxpayers.

The tax-cut bill reduced corporate taxes from 35 to 21 percent, fueling business growth for companies of every size, which have in turn hired more workers.

According to the CNN poll, Trump's approval rating among Republicans remains high at 82 percent. They are allowed under the new law to deduct 20 percent of the first $315,000 of their earnings.

Early this year, millions of working Americans got a boost from the tax law as they saw increases in their paychecks with less tax withheld by employers. The individual and pass-through tax cuts don't "pack the same economic punch", Viard said.

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