Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel
September 30, 2017
“Vice President Mike Pence came to Michigan on Thursday to give an encore to President Donald Trump’s speech in Indiana on the Republican plan for a complete overhaul of the federal tax code. The proposed reforms are welcome news to millions of Americans across the country who overwhelmingly support tax reform. And where better than Indiana and Michigan to champion this plan?
“Here in my home state, we’ve seen similar results. After zero economic growth under Democrats’ bungled leadership in Lansing from 2002 to 2007, Michigan was more than ready for a change. When Gov. Rick Snyder took over in 2011, we had the 4th highest unemployment rate at 10.9 percent. With the help of a Republican-led Legislature, Snyder cut both individual and business tax rates, passed right-to-work legislation, and worked to pass a ballot initiative repealing a burdensome personal property tax. Since then, Michigan’s jobless rates have dropped below the national average and we have consistently led the region in manufacturing growth.
“As I travel the country talking with people, time and again I hear the same thing: People are worried about their jobs and concerned about their ability to provide for their families, healthcare, childcare, and so much more. Letting Americans of all stripes keep more of their hard-earned paychecks — just like Pence and Snyder did — allows them to put more money toward providing for their families and investing in their future.
“As a party, and country, we have never been better positioned to seize this momentum and make a lasting change that will impact generations to come. It is time for Democrats to join us in passing tax reform that will create jobs and make America great again.”
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