The rate reductions that are part of President Donald Trump's tax code plan, combined with the call to simplify the tax process, will provide "immediate relief" for American families, Rep. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday.
"The simplicity of the tax code going from 75,000 pages down to a simple system will also give families more time and resources to spend on other things other than tax prep," the Florida Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" program. "By incentivizing companies to locate and stay here, bring profits from overseas back here, I think there will be more employment opportunities for the American people."
However, Democrats don't view tax policy as trying to ignite sustained growth, DeSantis said, but rather as an "instrument of social justice to tax disfavored groups and redistribute it to favored groups."
DeSantis said he predicts the House will pass a strong tax reform bill, but there will still need to be some work done, including eliminating state income tax deductions.
"We have to figure out a way forward on that and figure out a way with the pass-throughs how you structure the 25 percent rate," DeSantis said. "It is surmountable. I think we'll pass a bill to the Senate. You know the Senate has had a lot of problems doing anything. I hope they will be able to pass this and it is crunch time for the Republican majority in the Senate. We send them a good solid tax reform bill, they have to deliver for our constituents."
DeSantis said he thinks that some of the senators who caused problems with healthcare will also have their own views on tax reform.
"Some of them have opposed tax relief in the past and just really aren't engaged in wanting to cut taxes," DeSantis said. "I think the case needs to be made to them that we're really laying a foundation for sustained growth far into the future. It will have immediate benefits for families."
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