September 5, 2017

The Trump Economic Agenda: What next? – September 2017

Waiting to see if goals on tax and trade can make up for failure on health reform

Key points;

  • Business tax cuts now the main focus of administration economic policy – outcomes still unclear as politicians decide.
  • Poor deficit and debt outlook should curb US tax cut ambitions but probably won’t.
  • Restrictive trade measures ramping up, especially aimed at China. All US free trade agreements being reviewed.
  • Rising energy output and low prices boost US industrial competitiveness. Still waiting on substantive infrastructure plans.
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