September 28, 2017 / 12:25 PM / 5 months ago

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

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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