Republicans bank on tax cuts to keep the House in midterms

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The tax overhaul that Trump signed into law last December, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, gave permanent tax relief to corporations but set individual cuts that will expire after 2025.

President Donald Trump is rapidly losing favour among independent voters and has a low approval rating in general despite a strong economy, two new polls show, providing fresh warning signals for the president and the Republican Party ahead of the midterm elections.

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, the 2.0 package's main author, plans to unveil draft language for three bills early in the week and put it to a committee-level vote on September 13, with a full House vote following by Oct 1.

House Republicans bracing for November's midterm elections unveiled a second round of tax cuts on Monday that could add more than $2 trillion to the federal deficit over a decade, aiming to cement the steep cuts they passed last fall despite criticisms of fiscal profligacy and tailoring their policies to help the rich.

And even some House Republicans oppose a new tax bill.

The most controversial provision in the bill is SALT, which caps deductions for state individual income sales and property taxes.

Latest statements from Axios' White House source point to the same conclusion: Trump is starting to realize the full scope of a potential Democratic takeover of the House. All but one were from high-tax Democratic states such as New York, New Jersey and California. Congressional Republicans are buying into Trump for November. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget estimates that the legislation would cost $4 trillion over the next 20 years, or $5 trillion with interest.

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House Republicans said the legislation on the tax cuts would add to economic momentum and create 1.5 million new jobs in the long run, citing numbers from the nonpartisan Tax Foundation.

The legislation would make permanent last year's tax breaks for individuals, preventing them from facing a tax increase in eight years, while boosting incentives for retirement savings and giving more lenient tax treatment to startups and small businesses.

Republicans say the legislation will also seek to encourage start-up businesses by allowing them to write off more start-up costs and add investors without limiting tax benefits, such as research and development credits. Under our new system, we're seeing incredible job growth, bigger paychecks, and a tax code that works on behalf of families and American businesses.

It is time for you to put country above political party in November.

The poll is CNN's first since the conviction of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on tax and bank fraud charges stemming from Mueller's investigation and guilty pleas from Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen on several charges after an investigation that Mueller had referred to the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY.

This marks a new low for Trump, as less than two years ago the same poll found 74 percent of voters viewed the businessman-turned-billionaire as intelligent.

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