Weekend Reading: Tax Cut Wish List

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com,
On Wednesday, the President announced his plan to cut taxes for Americans, return jobs to America and return the country to economic prosperity.
It’s a tall order to fill, and the proposed tax reform is a ‘Christmas Wish List’ that will have to checked twice to determine which parts are ‘naughty’ and ‘nice.’
As I pointed out yesterday, ‘The belief that tax cuts will eventually become revenue neutral due to expanded economic growth is a fallacy. As the CRFB noted:
‘Given today’s record-high levels of national debt, the country cannot afford a deficit-financed tax cut. Tax reform that adds to the debt is likely to slow, rather than improve, long-term economic growth.’
The problem with the claims that tax cuts reduce the deficit is that there is NO evidence to support the claim. The increases in deficit spending to supplant weaker economic growth has been apparent with larger deficits leading to further weakness in economic growth. In fact, ever since Reagan first lowered taxes in the ’80’s both GDP growth and the deficit have only headed in one direction – lower.’

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Sep 29, 2017.