The Tax Take

Plans to slash tax rates and broaden the tax base may be on the cards, but we must wait to see the real colour of the US president-elect’s prose

20th November, 2016
Trader works at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange while Donald Trump is seen on a monitor in the background Pic: Getty

Candidates campaign in poetry, but govern in prose. There was little poetry to be found in many of US president-elect Donald Trump’s claims and promises prior to polling day. We have yet to see the colour of the prose of his presidential decision-making, but we have seen much exaggerated writing about the likely effect of Trump’s proposed policies on the world economy in general, and the Irish economy in particular.

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