Watch Trump talk tax reform in North Dakota

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump headed to North Dakota to discuss his tax overhaul plans Wednesday, but not all of his speech lined up with the facts about the tax code and the state of the USA economy. Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus remain committed to tax reform, but they want to see a plan laid out before they agree to the first step: a budget.

Trump and allied groups have framed their tax efforts as a way to "unrig" the system by eliminating deductions that corporations can exploit in favor of simpler system.

Heitkamp has not said she supports Trump's plan, only that the small business owners, energy industry workers, farmers and parents in her state are eager for changes to a tax code they believe is broken.

Gov. Doug Burgum plans to greet Trump at the airport. To visit this state, speak at a refinery, and tout more giveaways to corporate America is a slap in the face to the Indigenous water protectors who have simply demanded sovereignty, respect, and clean environment they deserve. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., to oppose a "Republican tax bill that gives billions to the richest".

Trump is hoping to gain Democratic support for a proposal that most likely will revolve around slashing tax rates paid by businesses to try to make the US more globally competitive. And your senator, Claire McCaskill, she must do this for you. And that is not the rate that many companies in the USA end up paying. "It's what he's spending his T-I-M-E doing", the official said. Heitkamp and Cramer could be matched in next year's Senate race. Greg Hodur, a former chairman of the state Democratic party, wrote in an indignant letter to the editor published by the Fargo Forum today.

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The president railed against the current tax code, calling it a "waste of time" and "waste of money".

Rauschenberger says North Dakota is a unique backdrop for the president's pitch.

Both the powers of the president and the broader government on the economy are "quite limited", Blinder said.

The tax overhaul will likely be introduced in some form over the next few months, but - like most of the administration's policy agenda - it's going nowhere fast.

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