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GOP Senator, Orrin Hatch: “Achieving Trump’s Tax Plan Would be Miraculous”

posted August 11, 2017

By Marisa Schultz, New York Post, August 6, 2017

Modal Trigger GOP senator: Achieving Trump’s tax plan would be ‘miraculous’

WASHINGTON — The Republican tax reform leader in the Senate said Sunday it would be “miraculous” if President Trump could achieve his lower tax brackets for Americans.

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) cast doubt on the ability of Congress to pass legislation to lower tax rates to 10 percent, 25 percent and 35 percent.

“If we could get to those rates, that would be miraculous,” Hatch, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”

Hatch also poured cold water on Trump’s plans to lower the corporate tax rate to 15 percent.

“We’d be lucky if we could get the corporate tax rate down to 20 percent, even 25 percent,” Hatch said. “But we’re going to try. We’re going to have to have some Democrat help to do it, so far that hasn’t been materializing.

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