Friday, May 26, 2017

Boehner: Tax Reform is 'Just a Bunch of Happy Talk'

They tend to speak more truth when they are out of office.

Former House Speaker John Boehner said earlier this week that plans for massive tax reform initiated by President Trump and House Republicans are “just a bunch of happy talk.”

Boehner gave a keynote address at financial services giant KPMG’s annual Global Energy Conference, where he said his faith in the passage of a tax code overhaul is fading.

“I was a little more optimistic about it early in the year; now my odds are 60/40,” Boehner said, according to energy-sector news publication RigZone. “The border adjustment tax is deader than a doornail. Tax reform is just a bunch of happy talk.”



  1. Republicans have become just as fond of big bloated government as the Democrats have.

    1. Perhaps but it is also clear Trump bamboozled the people who elected him. He never had the intention of pushing aggressively for a massive tax reform.