- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 7, 2017

President Trump urged lawmakers Tuesday to swiftly approve a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare so he can move on to the biggest tax cut since Ronald Reagan’s presidency.

“There’s going to be no slowing down, no waiting, no more excuses by anybody,” Mr. Trump told top House Republican lawmakers at a White House meeting on the new health care legislation. “We’re going to get it done.”

After Congress tackles the health care law that was introduced in the House Monday, Mr. Trump said eagerly, “we work on the tax cut.”

The administration is planning a major tax cut for businesses and individuals by the end of this year.

“I know exactly what we’re looking at, most of us know exactly the plan,” Mr. Trump said of tax relief. “It’s going to put our country in great shape and we’re going to reduce taxes for companies and for people, and I can use the word again — massively. It’s going to be a big tax cut, the biggest since Reagan, maybe bigger than Reagan.”

Congress must complete work on the new health care law before addressing tax cuts, however. The president said Obamacare is “collapsing,” and he endorsed the new GOP plan.


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“This will be a plan where you can choose your doctor, this will be a plan where you can choose your plan,” Mr. Trump said. “We’re going to have something that’s much more understood and much more popular.”

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