Trump's Tax Reform Speech Has "Loudest" Message to Rural America

September 1, 2017 11:06 AM

Tax reform is on the agenda in Washington D.C. when legislators return from a month-long recess. Before Congress resumes, President Donald Trump rolled out a four-point plan in Missouri earlier this week.

In the plan, the president said Americans are demanding a historic tax reform plan. He said the current tax code is “out of control” and needs to be cleaned up.

Mike Deering, executive director of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Beef Association was in attendance of Trump’s speech. He told AgDay his message to President Trump is to reduce the tax burden without creating new problems for farmers and ranchers.

Deering expects the outlook for passing a comprehensive tax reform is grim.

“[Taxes and healthcare] are two things top of mind for our members, and I am cautiously optimistic, I’m skeptical, a massive comprehensive tax reform package can get through Congress,” he said.

Deering says of all the president’s speeches, this week’s speech seemed to have the loudest message to rural America, not just farmers and ranchers, but businesses that are the backbone of rural communities.

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Spell Check

Jonesboro , AR
9/3/2017 08:54 AM

  Wow! Now it's Trumps fault we are overproducing crops and the prices are low as a result. He's been in office seven months lol! Give me a freaking break!!!

Verdi, MN
9/1/2017 11:24 AM

  If parts of his plan that eliminate business interest are put into place it would have a devastating impact on rural america.

Elkhorn, NE
9/3/2017 03:31 PM

  Hey Mark! Look back a year sept, 12 or so and tell me why corn cash price was lower than it was on Friday and that was before Trump was in office. I was curious because he gets blamed for everything bad out there but the last guy did nothing wrong. I think you are another media leech and just listen to them and don't use your own brain to actually think about what is actually going on. I am sure Trump has control over the commodity markets and is pushing it down just to bankrupt all the working class voters that voted for him. Cant be the funds, who have billions invested and can move the price wherever they need or want it. Makes perfect sense to me.


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