Kudlow predicts 'self-sustaining' economic recovery, warns 'it's very clear' Biden would hike taxes

National Economic Council director predicts 'very big numbers in Q3 and Q4'

America's current outlook for an economic recovery following the coronavirus pandemic is positive, but that could change if former Vice President Joe Biden wins in November, White House adviser Larry Kudlow told "Your World" Thursday.

Kudlow argued that Trump's agenda of deregulation and tax cuts boosted the American economy before the COVID-19 pandemic and added that the country was seeing a "V-shaped recovery."

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"This will be a self-sustaining economic recovery with very big numbers in Q3 and Q4," he said.

Kudlow added that by imposing higher taxes, Biden and running mate Kamala Harris may end up hurting America's ability to recover from the economic impact of the coronavirus.

At one point, host Neil Cavuto had asked Kudlow about Biden's pledge to make the economy more fair as president.

"What I make of that is higher taxes," Kudlow answered. "It's very clear the other team is going to raise taxes. It's in their policy book. We're looking at at least a $3 trillion tax increase. You know, I would just say, Neil, I'm not the political guy, I'm the policy guy. If you're in or coming out of a pandemic contraction such as we have experienced -- brutal, difficult, heart-breaking stuff -- you don't want to be raising taxes."

Both Biden and Harris have pledged to repeal President Trump's massive corporate tax cuts and proposed the type of programs that conservatives speculate will lead to higher taxes.

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"I mean, it's like, 'Where are the Keynesians now that we need them?' A self-respecting Keynesian would say spend more and tax less. And that team -- [the] Biden team -- is talking about, yeah they are going to spend a lot more but they're also going to tax a lot," Kudlow said.

"They're going to raise corporate tax, they're going to raise the individual tax. They're going to raise the capital gains tax to 50%? What a deterrent to investment and productivity and real wages."

Biden has indicated he would focus individual tax hikes on high-income earners, pledging not to raise taxes on anyone making less than $400,000 per year.