Other factors: Time and magnitude may affect whether a corporate tax cut helps workers.
Those goals included cutting the current number of tax brackets by more than half, eliminating "most tax breaks" that benefit "high-income" earners and lowering the tax rate for businesses. The GOP leaders in Congress seem now to be considering a more modest bill - one that has more in common with George W. Bush's 2001 and 2003 tax bills, which cut some taxes but did not amount to an overhaul of the tax code.
"They are taking us, frankly, to the cleaners", Trump added.
Additionally, when lawmakers return from recess in September they will have a tall to-do list of must-pass items to accomplish before tax reform can be addressed. For much of the year Republicans debated that idea, which would have changed business taxes so that imports were taxed and exports were not.
"Don't expect to see any specific rates like that", the officials said, in reference to the numbers on the one-page outline.
The sharp criticism from Democrats is an early indication that, despite Trump's entreaties for support from both parties, his version of tax reform remains highly partisan - and faces a tough road through an exceedingly polarized Congress.
"Bringing tax relief to middle-income Americans and ending the rigged economy was a central part of the President's campaign and is now a top priority of his entire administration", Sanders said in a statement to CNN.
"I would like a tax cut but I really don't think we (as a country) can afford to do that, right now", she said.
Missouri will be the first stop of many for Trump's tax tour in the coming weeks.
Currently, the U.S. corporate tax rate is 35% and reducing it by 20% would encourage existing United States businesses in Ireland to relocate and this would affect Ireland in later life as they would also miss out on future expansion.
"I don't want to be disappointed by Congress, you understand me?" National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn told the Financial Times that the Ways and Means Committee would write the tax legislation "in the next three or four weeks".