As a financial guy, I find that there are certain things that Trump is suggesting in his tax plan that are just flat out ridiculous. For instance, his childcare plans are ludicrous — because we simply cannot have things that add huge complexity to the code anymore. The idea is worth exploring, but his suggested implementation is atrocious. We can’t keep doing this. The tax code is already Byzantine enough for taxpayer and tax preparer.
A potential problem with his plan is in regard to his proposed 15% tax rate for corporate and individual businesses — again, it’s hugely complex. Furthermore, I think the 15% rate for business rate is too low, especially coming from the perspective of the current corporate tax rate; the change is rather drastic, and probably a little too low from a revenue perspective. 20% is a better rate and keeps us competitive in a global market.
There are some main things that his plan does that simplifies the code: for instance, he kicks out the Obamacare tax, kicks out Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). These are both monstrously complex tax issues, and removing them is beneficial to the code.
Finally, as all the non-Trump supporters are talking about Trump’s plan and how it will bankrupt everything — they are assuming he’ll get everything! It’s really a non starter — you can modify his plan somewhat all over, here and there, and the growth it will give the economy will pay for itself. Couple it with cutting spending, and you really can have a much stronger economy, which will be good for both the debt and deficit.