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♪ host: coming up on bloomberg best, the stories that shaped the week and business around the world. president trump wrapped up his toll due to her of asia declaring that the united states has never been more respected across the globe. >> everywhere we went, our foreign coasts greeted the american delegation with warmth, hospitality and most importantly, is act. >> and how washington, tax overhaul takes center stage. >> at this point, we're making our mark on it which would remove date and local taxes. >> it is a redline over which you will not cross. >> it is. host: the world most powerful central bankers meet in germany.
>> for us, really all guidance should be conditional. >> it is a matter of policy itself. host: in zimbabwe, the military seizes power and detains 92-year-old president robert mugabe the in the struggle over the succession of the only leader the african nation has ever known. it is all straight ahead on -- on "bloomberg best". ♪ host: hello and welcome. i am alex deal, this is bloomberg -- alix steel. this is "bloomberg best". we begin the week with the president wrapping up his tour in asia during his 12 day trip the president demanded that foreign leaders help narrow the u.s. trade deficits while advocating america first policy.
>> president trump a month ago said he was not going to participate in the tpp and over the weekend, 11 other countries in the tpp or were in the tpp say they are planning to go forward with some modified version of it. came andent trump talked tough on it, talked about shifting back to bilateral relations. between the u.s. and individual countries there are some stats that support why the u.s. may be in a better position than other countries to pursue that. but essentially, if you look at trade as part of the geopolitical strategy for the u.s. to play a leadership role in asia and counter or check china's role, this is not an obvious win for the president this weekend. you have countries going forward with their efforts to do their own agreement without the u.s. in it or maybe pressure the u.s. back into it. it sounds a lot like the way climate change worked out with paris. you have president xi jinping of
china saying, president trump may think that trade deals should be bilateral but i think globalization is here to stay and that is what we should embrace. >> the president went to philippines and as i recall, he was not going to stop there but he decided to go. what was his goal, and did he achieve it? guest: the president heard that the east asia summit which is going on and which is going to conclude tomorrow was the most important of the meetings that would be taking place in manila. he had heard from a number of different people that that was an important lead, an important meeting for him to attend and have the u.s. there, because the u.s. has previously attended. when he heard there were some pushback to the idea that he would not be in manila, he decided in an improvisational way to do the meeting. there was also some pushback about the idea of him spending time with the president of the philippines, dutere given his human nights record.
that human rights record. that was another reason why a number of people were reluctant for the president to his and a lot of time in the philippines, given the things that tend to has said about the u.s. government. >> the stock right now is timeng, right around the of the financial crisis was the last time it was at this level. what happened during the day that investors are reacting so bearish you to what has been announced? guest: it is interesting. there was a lot of bad news today, dividends were cut, next year's eps forecast was cut, and there was a lot of very frank talk about the challenges they are facing in a number of market. but i think what you are seeing in the stock is not so much the bad news that was announced today, but what was not announced today. i think investors wanted more changes. some of these problems have
become clear over the past few weeks and months, and investors really want something big, something changes which will get ge back on track soon. ispart of the changes ge telegraphing is focusing on aviation, health care and power. are these the right three businesses? what is the linkage between them? guest: that is the question, there was no linkage at all. when the businesses are good, they are your -- fairly. profitable power is a mess, they have a lot of work to do their. they will say the digital tie, but there really isn't. >> the world's most powerful ers met in germany. the debate on communication had officials an agreement on the use of forward guidance and monetary policy. here is some of what they had to say. >> we are formulating some framework where the various parts of this guidance, the
interest rates on one side and the asset purchases on the other, would interact in a synergy. >> for us, really almost all guidance should be conditional and related to the outlook for the economy. >> to a much richer instrument. >> inflation expectations are formed not only by forward-looking ways, but also backward looking ways. >> but in the end, it is about rounding, it is a rounding narrative, relative to agents in the economy. households and businesses. >> it is a matter of policy itself. >> getting us from frankfurt is matt miller, from bloomberg. a fascinating conversation, you put these guys on the same stage together, we will all be listening. what have we learned and how we can apply it to monitor policy
and how it may or may not involve in the next coming years? growing, have had job but forward guidance is supposed to be more transparency, more solid delivery of a message for the economy, and for a number of different audiences, tell them. >> we are focusing on zimbabwe, trying to figure out what we should do next, because the president is set to be ready to step down after being in power from was 40 years. the fallout is quite significant, and will continue to be a very significant one in the next coming weeks. how significant is it as it is now and not one year ago or two years ago? guest: it is an interesting thing, for president robert mugabe, he was then -- he has just fired his vice president, emmerson mnangagwa who a lot of people are saying could not --
could have taken the presidency from robert look at the end is seen as a leader. not so long ago when the vice president was fired, that was wifeas a way for mugabe's to step in as a party leader for the political party, zanu pf. so it is quite an interesting moment, and interesting play. how long the scenario will play out is still to be seen but there are people commenting saying that it is a slow coup. some people are saying it is not a military coup at all, but a bloodless correction of the past . >> deutsche bank is the bank attempted to turn things around. according to a person familiar with the matter, a stake has been held by morgan stanley on deutsche bank. ted to me about the composition of the investors face at? right now, and how it may be changing? in a: they just confirmed
release a few minutes ago, and it is a big change. the first time a private equity company owns a big stake in which a bank. it is revolutionary for the bank. obviously, the question is now, do they want from deutsche bank with its investment in the back and we will be working to figure it out over the next few days. >> i am here in the senate now, a heavy security presence of president trump departs his meeting with senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and has speaker paul ryan. i caught up with representative coal from oklahoma after the meeting. we spoke with several sources familiar with the meeting and they said that it is largely a rallying troops kind of meeting. they were really trying to get everyone on the same page. this is expected to pass within the next hour and a half, out of the house of representatives, clearing the way for the senate.
i am told the vote will come as early as the week after the thanksgiving break. >> the bill is passed without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. >> there you have it, the official declaration that the bill has passed the house of representatives. not a surprise, but historic! >> we have a long road ahead of us. .e have a timeline to get this done by the end of the year. we have the senate working on doing this right now, we are excited about going through the legislative process, going to congress, getting this done and making the bill even better. -- going to conference and getting this done and making the bill even better. >> that tax overhaul plan may have failed through the house yesterday but the senate finance committee takes the plan to come up with their own version. democrats charge that it is all about getting text cuts to the rich. home, i thinko would be nice to acknowledge
that the tax cut is really not for the middle class but for the rich. the whole thing about higher wages is a good selling point but we know that companies do not give away higher wages. >> this craft that you all through here, it is not right. it takes a lot to get me worked up like this. >> mics, that was the exchange between the democrats and republicans. the republicans have problems within their own ranks? guest: they do, and this will make that finance committee look like a garden party after they get to the floor, the week after thanksgiving. the republicans have the senate bill full of problems. their own party does not even like the, for example the tax on businesses, and something else that will be hard to saw financially for them, the obamacare mandate as well. is upsetting susan collins and lisa murkowski.
that you have ron paul who does not like the idea that there is the tax cuts sunset for individuals, people will have to pay higher taxes halfway through this. the deficit itself that it creates is bothering at least three senators including jeff flake, all corker and langford, who say they do not want to raise that. deficit they can only lose three votes, and they have fixed lost right there. host: still ahead as we review the week that bloomberg west, an exclusive interview with philadelphia fed resident -- the philadelphia fed resident. retailers battle out third quarter earnings as price wars take a toll. >> the price wars are affecting targets. . we have shares plunging this is bloomberg. ♪
alix: this is bloomberg best, i am alix steel. let us continue our global to her, starting with uber uprooting softbank's multibillion dollar stake. setting the stage for one of the largest private started chair purchases ever. . host: the idea is that softbank along with other investors will put in about a billion dollars in fresh in talk and by about $9 billion for existing investors to take a substantial stake in the company. this will come along with some governance reforms in the company to decrease the influence of the x ceo travis kalanick. it will give investors a bit more influence in that respect. host: it could be the biggest. tech takeover ever. broadcom going over after qualcomm, with $5 billion deal. qualcomm rejects broadcom's unsolicited proposal.
guest: the shares are unmoved, i think it is something -- the relationship between them has never been good. at the moment it is particularly bad, they became hostile while qualcomm themselves were in the middle of try to do a deal with the company called nxp. semiconductor space, this is deal on top of deal on top of deal. are these guys going to get on with integrating the deals on the table? guest: that will be one of the huge challenges. how does qualcomm integrate growth broadcom and another company, nxp. i think it is difficult for qualcomm to pull out, so broadcom would essentially have to pursue both companies. like the russian deal, it is a deal within a deal with the deal, the russian dolls. host: at&t wants to buy time warner but the word now out of the justice department is a have
some problems with it, on antitrust grounds, and they may sue. overnight, bloomberg is reporting that the lawyers of both companies say that if they are sued, they will seek discovery of everything that the white house had to say to you about the deal. we are joined by paul swinney, the director of north american research and homework. so they are saying that we will some inner and get the information about possible or possible white house interference in the antitrust review? this ises, i think another round of posturing on the part of at&t in response to what the department of justice has, and said on the marketplace. that they would consider blocking the transaction. i do not think this is necessarily a route that at&t and time warner what to go down, but i recognize that their transaction is facing some of the more high-level scrutiny than they have ever expected or the market acted. postman softbank plans to invest at least 25 billions of dollars
in saudi arabia according to people familiar with the matter deepening ties between the kingdom and the chinese company. -- the japanese company. $15 billion would go to the saudi mega-city called me on -- neom. we talked to the bloomberg senior editor of global business about this. tell you understand about the deal, and is it a coincidence that it comes so soon? guest: i think what it shows is that softbank and the company are willing to make a bet on the. prince this is an investment we are looking about over the next three to four years, and from it, it reflects the fact that softbank is willing to bet that the crown prince will transform saudi arabia's economy and maintain stability at the same time ; the saudi arabia really need the money? they have already said they will put billions of dollars of their own money into it. $25 billion is a lot of money, but is it for the investment or more for the endorsement, as you
say /it is interesting to note, there is a bit of recycling going on here as well? guest: who is one of the best investors and softbank's vision fund, saudi arabia, the saudi wealth fund,pif. softbank, essentially is investing in saudi arabia after saudi arabia has invested in soft. ♪ agreed to theas biggest deal in his history. that chief operating officer has confirmed a record order for 430 aircraft from indigo partners worth $49.5 billion. >> how has the company managed during things around, it was such a dramatic loser yesterday when it came to the big wide-body aircraft in its competition with boeing? guest: you are absolutely right. the deal they wanted to get here so far. , they have not been able to secure. that was that three is 80 superjumbo. they expected to be brought home
on sunday, it did not happen. still, nobody quite knows why it did not happen or whether it was just then today happened. a dramatic turnaround for the company. related deal that they needed badly to make a comeback. blowing had done incredibly well, with a deal for. emirates that is the deal the airbus wanted but it did not happen. but it is good news for them. host: elon musk unveiling the company's new electric truck called the semi. >> how far can they go? let us find out? a 500 mile range! [cheers and applause] elon musk: production begins in 2019. if you order now, you could have your truck in two years? guest: it is important for tax law to make a case that electric vehicles are really competent and capable in ways that you would not necessarily think. heavy truck makers
evendaimlerchrysler, and manufacturers like toyota come forward with zero emission trucks but passed out on whether or not batteries make sense in this sort of application. i think this is an effort on the part of elon musk to further burnished the reputation of electric vehicles. it is important to bank for the thatny to make its case there are looking for all forms -- looking at all forms of transport. out, one dollar per share versus estimates of $.98 a share. posted its full-year adjusted earnings view, and if you take into account fourth quarter comp sales, they are looking at the high and to be about 2%. they came in at 2.7% for this last quarter, a killer number for them. i have to say, the expectations were about 100 basis points lower.
this look like a very solid quarter for walmart so far. >> target shares, plunging right now, the worst day since february, after the company's earnings report. it seems like a price war within groceries is really affecting target. >> the price war is certainly affecting target. they actually put up a beat and boost quarter. we had shares plunging for the third quarter in a row, net income down 21% year-over-year. guest: tencent in china posted its strongest growth in five years. quarterlye in revenue, and tencent is writing the success of video games and annexed ending internet and business. the earnings come after the ordered aased company 10% stake in snap. through lot of it is their we chat service, almost a billion users, which allows them advertise onnly
♪ alix you're watching bloomberg asked, i am alex deal. philadelphia fed president patrick work or has become the latest u.s. policymaker to none do a rate hike of the for the end of the year. speaking in an interview with matt edwards, he said that 2017 in" --ely and sold likely penciled in" >> we will not see a large move in core inflation, i do not believe. but we may see upticks in which increases and continued tightness in the labor force. it is really a precursor to inflation. i think if we see those, i would
be comfortable with a december rate increase. alix: what would make you uncomfortable with a december rate increase. core pce hasthat been weak and the trend has been down this year. if we do not see that wage and employment support there, would be willing to vote against a rate increase in december? guest: if we saw the continued weakness, that so i have said that i have penciled in. if we see the weakness, i would be ok with waiting a little bit. but i do not expected right now, i expect that i will be supportive of an increase in september. host: i was just wondering about the yield curve flattening. fromour review, at least our view, it is pretty dramatic. we have not seen a yield curve this flat in over a decade. continuess if the fed to push up the short and with the long and trading flat, what is the long trend picking up at the same time?
guest: i think there are a lot of likely suspect there. one is simply that other banks, the european central banks, bank of japan and others, completely -- continue to be highly accommodative which is another reason why we are seeing the long and flatten out. that whichned about is why the pace of removal of accommodation to me has to be gradual. guest: if it is gradual, you think we will not be any inversion of the curve? guest: i would like to avoid any inversion of the curve. to remove accommodation in a way that we do not run the risk of inverting the yield curve. alix: coming up on bloomberg best, the debate over u.s. tax reform hits a fever pitch. >> the commitment to keep the state and local property tax deduction is not concrete. >> we are educating the public about the tax scam. alix: imf director christine
♪ alix: this is bloomberg best, i alix. >> steal the key take away from our perspective is that leaders have focused on themes such as inclusive growth. such as innovation, to produce more productivity. such as creating jobs, adjusting through the digital economy. those are really leading initiatives which tell me that we have advocated and we believe
-- which certainly we have advocated and we believe we are in good condition in our developments around the world. host: is globalization under threat even though the chinese president as it is irreversible? guest: i do not think globalization is under threat. what is under threat and needs benefitsressed, is who from globalization? an area wheres everybody needs to pay more attention. globalization, as well as the benefit of technologies and innovations must flow to all. bey cannot -- there cannot groups of people or regions of the world or countries which do not benefit from globalization, or who are left behind and excluded. which is why there is focus on inclusive growth.
the second point i would make is when it comes to trade which has been a big discussion in the last couple of days in the non-, which is that trade needs to be updated. and by that i mean, the framework, the rules-based mechanism. in which trade is conducted. , supply technologies chain organizations, the development of the digital economy, prevailing intellectual property protected assets, all of that is new development. and the major trade arrangements, whether they are bilateral or multilateral, they date back to quit a few years. so it is surprising that some leaders are saying that this is not fair, or would need a level playing field, or that we need to restore some order. yes, there is a need for such an
, and i am pleased to see that some trade arrangements are really including the issue of labor. the issue of protection of the environment, the issue of protection of intellectual property. readdressing trade with those perspectives in mind, is critically important. host: there is perception that the u.s. is pulling out of the asia pacific region and we heard from president trump yesterday saying that he is only looking at bilateral trade agreements as opposed to multilateral trade agreements. given that most of the countries in asia bar singapore have trade arguments for the u.s., how challenging will that be? guest: first of all, i would observe that there are some thatnal trade arrangements are being negotiated with great success at the moment.
prefer to havees bilateral agreements, they can certainly do so. hopefully, all of that would be rules-based, within the framework of principles that have been accepted and need to be refined, improved over the course of changes in the --nomy, so that they can there can be enough integration inside of destruction and the global order. host: henry, here in the united states, financial conditions have been tightening. >> there are actually easing now recently. what is happening now with the rates being down until recently, credit spreads being down and the dollar, the fed is an action. financial conditions are easier today than when the fed started raising rates at the beginning of the cycle. so our view is that the fed will continue to raise rates.
i think economic growth is solid, but if you look at net worth at record, i think there are things they want to do to send a signal, particularly where credit spreads are, the fear not going to leave the punch bowl at the party for too long. host: but when you look at the backup that we saw last week, yield spreads in particular, do you draw any conclusions from that? guest: ideal. i would say that -- i do. high-yield spreads are one of the biggest indicators that we look at. two is that we run a implied default monitor. before last week's it was essentially saying that. the default rate on high-yield was 1%. to put that in context, in general 2016, it was 8%. so the market has gotten quite constructive. so as an asset class -- >> complacent. >> i think complacent is a good term. as the firm we manage a lot of bank loans, levy loans and our por portfolio managers have
moved into other areas. >> if you look at europe today high-yield bonds are up less than the dollar yield. if you take a step back, it is a little bit of sites to me. host: ok. at the same time, notwithstanding the spec of dust the spike of credit spreads, privatization -- -- >> i would give you a more optimistic view, this environment reminds me a lot of the late 1990's. 2006-2007, in the late 1990's, you had a lot of investors chasing simplicity and growth and left things that had problems around them. host: the hairy stuff. guest: the hairy stuff. we are now nine years into a bull market, you have over half of the russell 2000 trading at
10 times the value. that is pretty incredible, relative to a nine-year bull market. host: it is the same thing, consumer net worth looks incredible. guest: but when you look underneath, the majority of americans have not had any real wage growth in two decade. to make him our mantra is really by complexity and sell simplicity. the one area i would say in equity market, we are really quite constructive on asia. us,n is a big market for and we also see, we have been calling for a return in emerging markets. we know actually think we are entering a midcycle in emerging markets. [laughter] if you snooze, you will miss it, but right now it is actually performing well. we think that will continue over the next couple of years. implicit on what i'm saying is a view on the dollar, we think the bull market on the dollar has largely run its course. host: backscreen economic
development board -- bahrain economic development board member discusses economic issues impacting the country with our bloomberg reporter. runninglette, your job the agency is to attract investment, promote the development and nation of the economy in the rain. guest: correct. host: it seems to me that cannot be easy right now, because of government finances and the recent developments in saudi arabia. tell me about it? guest: the challenge and finances -- generally, the drop in oil prices has been a blessing in disguise. it has forced governments to take on policy changes and law changes that have been for the benefit i think, of attracting investments. host: that would have seriously been unpopular. guest: absolutely. i do not think we would've seen the opening of sectors at $100 per barrel. i think it has made my job a lot easier. ebbave seen at least in the
, the investment attraction -- a 2014-2015, from 140 million 280 million in 216 -- 2016 and we will see over $700 million in 2017. host: can foreign direct investment? guest: yes, coming through the ebb. we are seeing record numbers coming into the kingdom of bahrain. i think it is due to the openness by the economy has always had and also because the government is looking to attract investors to pick up the slack about the government will leave behind. on saudi, i think it is good news. i think people look at the region and see it as a zero sum game. if the kingdom of saudi arabia growth, what will it do to the other states? we do not say that about asia. we see singapore, malaysia, hong kong, different city-dates succeeding, and the success of
one leads to the benefit of the other. host: $700 million of foreign direct investment in 2017. what about 2018? guest: it would be hard to much of the number but i suspect we will exceed 300 million dollars-$400 million. we managed to attract amazon web services to set up a data center , what they call a region in vain,. host: a hosting hub? guest: yes. a data center, or server firm. between the middle east and africa, we saw an absence of data centers and we were encouraged by amazon, looking to set up something and we convinced them to choose us. host: billionaire investor has confirmed that he has walked away from a plan to rescue the embattled film and tv studio cofounded by harvey weinstein. he spoke exclusively to
bloomberg tracy alloway in of would be and says he does not see a long-term future for the weinstein company. guest: i think it is on life support. the existing directors are doing try and job they can to put many of the disjointed pieces together, but it is quite complicated. i doubt whether the current plan would be successful for very long. guest: is there anything that would give you comfort in supporting the company? guest: well, it is very difficult. we are just financial players, some might point of view is very limited. i wish the best for all of the employees of the company, that talent and all of the distributors who were involved. it is quite sad for them, but it is difficult when the bright shining star of the company, actually was harvey. so when you take the bright
♪ alix: you are watching bloomberg best, i am alix steel. president trump's last chance at a legislative win before his first year and is tax reform. and entered a new phase this week with the senate marking up at own bill and the house putting on its own version. host: in the senate today, they begin the markup. the finance committee will be going through line by line the bill, looking for amendments. we are sad to see some changes around the finance side, particularly the joint committee of taxation, the scorekeepers of the capital who came. up with their analysis. it shows that upper middle income people,. could see a tax increase so, a
lot of discussion and pushback from democrats saying everyone in the middle class would get a tax-cut cut, and the numbers are not showing that. host: as plain to me as a democrat, what will you have in this. the senate seems to be running this as a republican operation right now? guest: it is unfortunate, because if you look at the 86 tax bill and the history it went through, it was a very long process in which a proposal was looked at and reviewed by many people, adjustments made. there was a lot of buy-in, i was looking to dust listening to some of your show early today in which people were saying, even if they got something passed, it would probably get repealed in the future. what you really want out of tax policy is predictability. this legislation they are rushing through, and i do not think it will lead to any of that predictability. guest: dear president took 70% of your district. he is in the air and returning to washington.
i know he will return with the support of trump supporters like you. can he get at the margin any other people to support him in the coming months on tax reform and the other issues at hand? guest: i think he can on tax reform. areourse, it seems there two or three people in the senate and in our party who enjoy sticking it to president trump, but i think you will see some people get serious and come on board. because with and the tax caps, these they are significant -- if the task is are significant enough they will help our economy. guest: you have said that you the houseotes to get to approve your bill by thursday this week. but that is not the only vote, after it goes to the senate, the conference has to come back to the house again. can we talk about the state and local tax reductions. if it comes back, can you get
the votes in the house again? guest: it will not come back, that way. i made a commitment to members in the house that we will restore the state and local property tax deduction to up to $10,000, twice the national average. it is important to families across the country, especially to the high tax states, i made that commitment. that the final vote on the final bill coming back to the house will include the state and property taxes action. the: as you know so well, senate has certain rules to comply with and one of the ways to do that in terms of the big deficit they have is to totally eliminate the soft deduction. will you under any circumstances go along? what if you do not get any tax or from at all if you do not accept this? that: look, i am confident the senate knows exactly what the priorities of the house are. i certainly do, so the commitment to keep the state and local property tax deduction is.
concrete. i expect that to be the case. host: so just to drive it home, that is a redline over which you will not cross? guest: it is. the idea that you would take health care, the most controversial subject out there, the democrats just one bank the virginia election in part because of that and introduce it into the tax cut legislation makes zero sense to me. it killed any chance of getting democratic support an overly politicizes it, less to have health care without mandates make no sense. host: the idea that you need to hundred some billion dollars to plug the fiscal hole that you that is justn, raising money. guest: any number of things you could do, this is the one thing that will probably blow it up. >> we have made some great
improvements in the house, we know this state and local tax issue is a problem for members of the house and the senate. so i think what you will see is that we will negotiate here. if kevin brady puts a red line down, i know it will be reasonable. if he is not affirmative, i think he feels very strongly and i think it will come out in the conference room or. at this point, we are making our mark on it. >> what do democrats do in terms of tax reform? do you have a voice on it or do you sit out the debate entirely? guest: we do not sit out the debate, we are on the floor. we were there last evening and we are on the floor right now, educating the american public about this text scam. it is not simply tax reform, it is simply something that is going to benefit the richest people in this country. take a look at the corporate tax rate, gone from 35% to 20% while in the lowest bracket, people paying 10% will not be charged
12%. look at what is going on, it is not beneficial to the middle class. as a matter of fact, we have information showing that those making $75,000 or less will eventually have to pay more taxes. so this is a scam, not real tax reform. democrats are aware of what is going on and we are educating and unfolding exactly what they are doing. get hopeful that we will enough members, particularly on the senate side who will help us to stop this tax reform bill in the way that it is going. host: republicans are trying to thread ready narrow needles in both the house and the senate. negotiations difficult and as you noted, it is only the finance committee in the senate that has signed off, not the senate as a whole. i think what thing that will 'sppen is that the senate tougher approach to detecting state and local taxes will have
to move in the direction of the house in order to hold on to. enough members to pass the bill in the house. i also think the senate's inclusion of a repeal of the mandate to buy insurance from the affordable care act is likely to fall away because that provision will engender more resistance among voters as the discussion goes on. host: if this package, is it indeed going to trigger growth here or pay for itself, something that tax cuts in the past have not done? guest: right. this bill will probably spur growth of little bit at the beginning, but not nearly enough to pay for it self. by the end of the decade, as we effects, the incentive the positive incentive effects that come from reduction in tax rates will start to be offset more and more video commission of government debt. beyond what will happen under current law.
the extraocular elation of debt will be a drag on the economy, working against the stimulus that may come from the lower track tax rates. the bill would not begin to pay for itself, the republican's budget resolution allows for trillions of dollars of taxpayers which is what would happen under the bill, i think. ♪
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started. extreme weather, wildfires, droughts, the hits keep coming. what are we doing about it? in 2015, the world took its boldest step yet in a historical court in paris. but now comes the hard part. policies andchange invest huge amounts of money and they will likely do it without the united date. president trump announced on june 1 that the u.s. would withdraw from the accord. >> the reality is that withdrawing is in america's economic interest and will not matter much to the climate. >> here is a situation. decades in the making, the paris agreement unit the u.s., china .nd other 190 nations to fight pollution the un-sponsored plans and secured pledges to cut greenhouse gases in an effort to avoid the environmental disasters the climate models predict.
but even if all of this is met, the global is affected to warm the century, more than the u.n. target of well below two degrees. meeting that paris agreement means governments will have to offer more incentives for clean energy, kill back support for fossil fuels and make omissions more costly and reduce first station. requiretimated it will $13.5 trillion of spending through 2013. unlike past climate impacts such as the kyoto protocol, each country sets it target and promises to revisit and improve them. the u.s. was primed to play a lead role but trump's executive order reverses obama era bulls and directives put in place -- obama-euro rules and directives in place. the resulting policies threaten the global fight against climate change. iner countries may join abandoning the paris agreement making it almost impossible and even more expensive down the
line to stop climate change. optimists argue that the shift to a low carbon future is already on the way. as. states and cities such california already investing in wind and solar and taking other steps to make it work. >> i have been called an environmentalist if you can believe that. ♪ that is another quick take that you can find on bloomberg. you can also find them and bloomberg.com along with all of the latest business news and analysis 24/7. that is all enough for bloomberg best weeks, i am alix steel, thank you for watching bloomberg television. ♪