Billions of dollars of American currency formerly overseas is now flowing back into the United States following the GOP-sponsored tax cuts, according to Fox Business and new statistics released this week.
The data shows over $300 billion was repatriated back to the United States in the first quarter of 2018; beginning just weeks after the President signed the sweeping overhaul of the nation’s outdated tax code into law.
“The [Bureau of Economic Analysis] notes the main driver of the repatriation surge is that companies are no longer taxed on foreign earnings when returning the funds to the U.S,” writes Fox.
“U.S. firms that used to build their factories overseas in order to avoid U.S. taxes, they stopped in their tracks because of the tax bill, they are bringing all the money home,” said Kevin Hassett, chair of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers.
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GREAT AGAIN: $2 TRILLION Added to US Economy Under President Trump
The United States Stock Market has added over $2 trillion to the American economy since President Trump won the 2016 presidential election; smashing expectations and further signaling a robust recovery following years of stagnant growth under Barack Obama.
According to CNBC, the S&P 500 stock index grew by $2.04 trillion since Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton last November; soaring after the election on renewed hopes of significant tax reform and the reduction of burdensome regulations imposed by Trump’s predecessor.
The largest gains were seen in information technology, financial services, healthcare, and materials.
President Trump now sets his sights on reforming the nation’s complicated and outdated tax code, a key campaign promise to deliver tax relief to millions of American families and businesses.
“People are in wait-and-see mode in terms of tax reform. We get a bit of a pop every time it gets mentioned, but I think the market is in a bit of disbelief,” said one market strategist.
Analysts also credit President Trump’s pledge to rebuild the American military with the massive rise in stocks associated with Defense contracts, reporting some businesses have seen growth of 30% since the US election last fall.
GREAT AGAIN: Fed RAISES 2018 Economic Outlook, HIKES Interest Rates
The federal government drastically upgraded its forecasted 2018 economic outlook Wednesday, saying the US economy was rising at a “solid” rate; an increase from its previous prediction of “moderate” growth.
According to CNBC, the Reserve released new data this week showing the GDP forecast rose to nearly 3%, up from the previous predictions of 2.7%.
“Economic activity has been rising at a ‘solid’ rate, the Fed’s statement said, marking an upgrade from ‘moderate’ in the previous statement. The central bank raised its benchmark short-term interest rate a quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday, and indicated two more hikes will likely come this year,” writes CNBC.
The strong economic data comes just hours after the US Treasury confirmed it had taken in a record-smashing tax haul in the first fiscal months of 2018; breaking previous highs by $50 billion in personal income tax.
Read the full report at CNBC.