President Trump Meets with Lawmakers on Tax Reform CSPAN September 6, 2017 3:27am-3:34am EDT
about 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the u.s. by their parents. here are some of the demonstrators in washington. >> the people united will never be defeated. [inaudible] [crowd noise] >> president trump met with lawmakers to talk about adding changes to the tax code. he spoke weekly about ending the
daca program. president trump: thank you very much. withpleased to be here majority leader senator mcconnell, house speaker paul ryan, and the two leaders of our tax-writing committees, chairman orrin hatch and chairman brady who have been working on tax reform for months with our secretary of the treasury, steven mnuchin and gary cohen, our economic council director. since the day i took office, we have added 1.2 million private sector jobs, and a lot more than that, if you go from the time we actually got elected, november 8. 125,000 manufacturing jobs, and we just had another good month for manufacturing jobs. we will keep this momentum
going and allow the economy to truly take off, as it should. it is vital that we reduce the tax word on our companies and on our workers. we pay the highest tax of any country in the world for businesses, and we cannot keep doing that. last weeks, i repeated my principal for tax reform, first we must make the tax code as simple as possible, as extremely -- it is extremely complex. it is not fair and it is extremely hard to understand. so we want to make it as simple as possible. second, we must provide tax relief for middle-class workers and families. third, we must restore our competitive edge which would have lost. we are doing fine, but we lost of the competitive edge, you see what is going on around the world, so that we can have real job growth throughout america. we cannot be the jobs magnet of the world, if we continue to tax our industries at a rate of 2%
higher than companies in other countries. and finally, we must bring back trillions of dollars that are currently parked overseas. we have, in my opinion, $4 trillion, $4 trillion. massive amounts of money that cannot come back to our country because of the tax code and the rates. this is more than just tax reform, this is tax cutting, to put it in simple terms. we're going to cut taxes, reduce taxes for people, for individuals, for middle income families. we will reduce taxes for companies and those companies will produce jobs. tax reform that follows these principles will create millions of new jobs and ensure that our products are made, with the very beautiful letters and words -- "made in the usa." it is time to lower our taxes, bring back our wealth, and make america the jobs magnet that it can become.
in other words, the expression, i don't know if you have heard it, it is time to make america great again. has anybody heard that expression? [laughter] president trump: so, that is what we are doing, we are making america great again. you see it with the numbers, with companies moving back in, there are moving back in at very big numbers, back into our country, you have not seen that in a long time. we are now going to discuss tax reform and tax cuts, i appreciate you well-being here. thank you for being here. >> [indiscernible] president trump: i have a great heart for the folks we are talking about, great love for them. people think in terms of children, but they are really young adults. i have a love for these people, and hopefully now congress will be able to help them and do it properly. in speaking to members of congress, they want to be able to do something and do it right.
we have no choice, we have to be able to do something and i think it will work out very well, and long-term, it will be the right position. >> [indiscernible] president trump: thank you very much, everybody. >> c-span's washington journal live everyday with news and policy issues that impact you. coming up this morning, texas democratic congressman al green discusses hurricane harvey aid. center for immigration studies speaker talks about the trump administration's decision to overturn daca. be sure to watch c-span's washington journal live at 7:00 a.m. eastern this morning. join the discussion. >> this week the senate holds to hearings on the individual
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