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Some delays are inevitable while plans for tax reform proceed, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist said Thursday, while agreeing with President Donald Trump that healthcare reform should come first.
"Congress can delay things," Norquist said during a Fox News' "America's Newsroom" report.
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"It's structured to do that. But look at the agreement that you have between the Trump campaign, the Trump administration, the Republicans in the House and Senate. The big items, the big lines in the sand on tax reform are all agreed to."
Trump's plan to take the corporate tax rate from 35 percent, "which is about the highest in the industrial world" down to 20 percent "makes us competitive with the European average of 22 percent. That's a big step in making America more competitive."
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The sides are growing closer together on tax reform, Norquist said, but the pressure is mounting to keep matters from unraveling.
But the taxes built into Obamacare remain a problem, and Norquist said he wishes the House Tuesday Group and the Freedom Caucus would have come to some agreements on reform sooner.
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"[They] have sat down and appear to have come to some agreements," said Norquist. "I wish they had shown up to do their homework a couple months ago instead...
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