Trump vows to ‘dramatically reduce income taxes’

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump walks from Marine One across the South Lawn to the White House in Washington. Affirming its disdain for "Obamacare," the Trump administration on Thursday, Aug. 31, announced sharp cuts in programs promoting health care enrollment under the Affordable Care Act for next year. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling the U.S. tax code “self-destructive” and says he’ll work with Congress on a plan to simplify it and “dramatically” reduce income taxes for Americans.

In a Labor Day op-ed submitted to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Trump outlined his goals for a new U.S. tax plan.

Trump writes: “Our plan will dramatically reduce income taxes for American workers and families. It will nearly double the standard deduction to help families get ahead. It will make our complex tax code more simple and fair. It will put money back into the pockets of the people who earned it.”

Congress is expected to take up the issue when it returns from its August recess this week.