Trump open to talks on U.S.-Swiss free trade deal: Swiss president

Reuters | May 17, 2019

Trump open to talks on U.S.-Swiss free trade deal: Swiss president
U.S. President Donald Trump is keen to advance talks with Switzerland on a free trade deal, Swiss President Ueli Maurer told reporters in Washington after the first visit by a Swiss president to the Oval Office. Maurer described the meeting with Trump as constructive and said the U.S. president was “positive” about work on a free trade deal, but wanted to get it done “more quickly than with the EU (European Union).” Specific details were not discussed, he said. “He thinks we should accelerate the issue,” Maurer told reporters after the meeting. The United States and the European Union are working to launch trade negotiations but the process has taken longer than expected. Switzerland, the seventh largest foreign investor in the United States with $309 billion, is keen to expand economic ties with the United States, said Maurer, who is also finance minister.

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"The causes [of the roughly projected $1.5 trillion budget deficit for 2010] are many: falling tax receipts in a severe recession, two long wars, tax cuts for everyone, emergency relief for financial markets and the jobless, stimulus spending on infrastructure, and more... The more pressing issue is how to bring revenues and expenses back into balance. Whatever is done on the revenue side -raising taxes, holding them at current levels or cutting them - must be accompanied by spending restraint. And that's something Congress has never been good at. Members of Congress get elected by saying yes, not no." - Kiplinger.com.

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