‘Frustrated’ Cruz: Tax Reform Might Not Happen Until ‘Early Next Year’

By David Rutz

Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) suggested tax reform might not be accomplished by Congress until “early next year” during an appearance Friday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

The Trump administration has proposed major cuts to the corporate and individual rates that would constitute the most significant reform to the country’s tax system in decades. Critics charge it mainly benefits the wealthy and will balloon the deficit, while administration officials say the cuts will pay for themselves through robust economic growth.

Cruz said while the Senate had been unable to deliver on health care, he believed Republicans would get tax reform done. However, he appeared to conflict with some top Republicans’ hard 2017 deadline.

“I think it’ll either be late this year or early next year,” Cruz said. “We’re early in the debate. It’s going to take at least a couple months … There are a lot of back-and-forths that are going to happen in tax reform, but I do think virtually every Republican wants to get to yes.”

Cruz added a lot of people across the country are “ticked off” with GOP ineffectiveness despite its control of the White House and Congress.

“I’m frustrated … As frustrated as …read more

Source:: Washington Free Beacon