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Conway: Americans Want and Need Tax Reform Legislation

(Fox News)

By    |   Thursday, 31 August 2017 10:03 AM

Members of Congress are accountable to their constituents, and they are hearing that Americans want and need tax reform, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Thursday.

"We want a system that is simpler, fairer, and to get rid of this draconian, several-thousand page tax code," Conway told Fox News "Fox and Friends."

Reform measures will reduce the tax burden on job creators, allowing them to bring in more jobs, and will help job holders by basically giving them a pay raise, said Conway.

Meanwhile, Conway called on members of Congress to look at their own approval ratings, as they "seem obsessed with everyone else's approval ratings."

"The media and the Congress should take a deep, hard look at the approval ratings, which aren't so hot, folks, and recognize that a lot of them are seen as obstructionist," she said.

However, one of those ratings polls from Fox News, showed that 78 percent of Americans don't have faith in Congress to pass tax reform this year, and just 17 percent have a positive view of Congress' performance, show co-anchor Ainsley Earhardt said.

"Look at the detail in the Fox News poll with respect to how many Americans want tax reform to be done," said Conway. "They want these major initiatives to pass, and then how many will have faith in that will?"

Trump remains ready to sign Obamacare reform into law, and is ready to work on fundamental tax reform.

If reform measures aren't passed, she said, people like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and others will need to go back to their constituents and explain why "they stood in the way of making the United States more competitive."

"We have the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world in the world, and it's hurting us, and I want everybody to remember this name, this word: Repatriation," Conway added. "On TV, they see a lot of equivocation. Repatriation is the word of the season here because that means we get all the dollars of wealth that's parked in other countries back into this country."

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Members of Congress are accountable to their constituents, and they are hearing that Americans want and need tax reform, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Thursday.
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