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White House's Cohn says now sees more than 3 percent growth to pay for tax plan
September 28, 2017 / 12:28 PM / 19 days ago

White House's Cohn says now sees more than 3 percent growth to pay for tax plan

FILE PHOTO: National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn speaks at 2017 Institute of International Finance (IIF) policy summit in Washington, U.S., April 20, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House economic adviser Gary Cohn on Thursday said the administration now expects U.S. economic growth to be “substantially” higher than 3 percent, saying the boost would pay for Republicans’ tax plan.

“We think we can pay for the entire tax cut through growth over the cycle,” Cohn told CNBC. “Our plan was based on a 3 percent GDP growth. We think we can now be substantially above 3 percent GDP growth,” citing the administration’s plans on deregulation and tax reform.

Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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