U.S. Rep. Diane Black Supports President Trump’s Tax Plan, Calling it ‘Pro-America’

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U.S. Rep. Diane Black (R-TN-6), who is running for Tennessee governor, is supporting President Trump’s plan to fix the tax code, which was last updated by President Ronald Reagan in 1986.

Black was recently endorsed in her gubernatorial bid by Reagan adviser Art Laffer. Laffer, who lives in Nashville, will serve as Black’s economic adviser for her gubernatorial campaign.

In a statement last week, Black said:

This is a truly historic opportunity for our country. The current tax system – last updated 30 years ago – forces taxpayers to pay astronomical rates and fill out complicated, unnecessary forms. Americans deserve better. Our goal from the beginning was to create a simpler, fairer and flatter system, and I believe we have done just that. This framework lowers taxes so Americans can keep more of their paychecks and families can spend less time filing papers. It will allow our own families in Tennessee to plan for the future with certainty that their hard-earned money will stay in their pockets.

As a unified government, we worked with President Trump and the Senate to craft a framework benefitting every income level, especially the middle class. Our reform also delivers the lowest tax rates in modern history for businesses so job creators can provide bigger paychecks to their employees and incentivize hard work. By simplifying the system and getting the government out of the way of our free-market economy, America is made more competitive on an international scale and the potential for unprecedented job creation is unleashed. We believe this will be a catalyst for more jobs, bigger paychecks and fairer taxes – this framework is pro-America. Plain and simple.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) said in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that aired Sunday that he will not support the tax reform plan if it adds to the deficit. Corker announced last week that he will not seek re-election next year.

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6 Thoughts to “U.S. Rep. Diane Black Supports President Trump’s Tax Plan, Calling it ‘Pro-America’”

  1. […] is the second time in as many weeks that Ms. Black has issued a statement unequivocally supporting of President […]

  2. want to know why your government is going broke?
    Fiscal 2018 Omnibus Appropriations – Vote Passed (211-198, 25 Not Voting)
    The House passed the bill, as amended, that would provide $1.23 trillion for federal departments and agencies covered by the 12 unfinished fiscal 2018 spending bills, including $621.5 billion for defense and $511 billion for nondefense discretionary spending.
    Rep. Diane Black voted YES

    1. Matthew Tuttle

      So did Desjarlais, Jordan, Gowdy, Gohmert, Webster and the rest of the freedom caucus.

      Wanna know who voted against it?

      Waters, Green, Pelosi, Wasserman-Shultz and Cohen.

      Yeah I’d say Diane Black did the right thing on this one.

  3. She should just Vote to CUT SPENDING. How novel is that ?

  4. She should just Vote to CUT taxes. How novel is that ?