Tax Reform, Mickey Mouse, and Wilbur

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By The Quibbl Politics Staff

Tax Reform

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Tax reform is a major priority for the GOP and President Trump

On November 2nd, House Republicans unveiled the details of a tax reform bill. Notably, the first official incarantion of the bill keeps the top individual rate at 39.6% (but increases the threshold for the top rate to $1 million), lowers the number of tax brackets from seven to four and cuts the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20%. GOP leaders initially set a target of passing tax reform through both houses of Congress by the end of 2017, which means this bill needs to pass through the House by Thanksgiving. Will they get it done by then?

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Disney follows the merger trend as it shows interest in purchasing 21 Century Fox

21st Century Fox has held talks to sell most of the company to Walt Disney Co, reports indicate. Disney wouldn’t buy the entire company, but the purchase would likely include Fox’s movie studio and the enterainment networks FX and National Geographic, among other TV production assets. Fox would retain ownership of Fox News, Fox Business and Fox Sports. Such a deal would further alter a rapidly changing media landscape. Will the sale happen before 2018?

wilbur

Commerce Secretary (and billionaire) Wilbur Ross in front of the White House

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is facing criticism over the revelation that one of his top advisers was simultaneously serving in the Trump administration and on the board of directors for a shipping company with financial ties to the Kremlin. Ross has denied any wrongdoing. As special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation intensifies, will Ross remain Commerce secretary?

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