Thursday 19 October 2017

Donal O'Donovan: Proposals long on aspiration and incredibly short on detail

Senator Paul Ryan’s plan to favour US corporations with a border tax appears to have been dropped altogether. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Senator Paul Ryan’s plan to favour US corporations with a border tax appears to have been dropped altogether. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Donal O'Donovan

Donal O'Donovan

It's hard not to conclude that tax reform has now joined the scheme to scrap Obamacare on the Trump administration's long finger.

With luck the even more alarming policy of provoking a nuclear showdown with North Korea will go the same way soon.

Although ironically, US President Donald Trump has more freedom under the US system to lash out militarily at external enemies than he has to implement fiscal changes at home.

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