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A Visit to the Plains: Pence Talks Unemployment and Tax Cuts

The VP visits Iowa and Nebraska and talks unemployment, which is very low in that part of the country.

OMAHA, Neb.--The Trump tax cuts law and low unemployment were what Vice-Pres. Mike Pence talked about in a visit to the plains states Tuesday. Pence attended the America First Policies "Tax Cuts to Put America First" Rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa and a campaign event for Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts in Omaha.

"The truth is Iowa and Nebraska and all of America are doing better," said Pence. Both states have a 2.9 percent unemployment rate, which is the lowest those states have seen in 50 years.

Indiana's unemployment rate has been around 3.5 percent.

"After eight years of a stagnant economy and wages that wouldn't budge, I'm proud to report that today Americans are seeing their paychecks rise faster than at any point in nearly ten years," said Pence.

He also talked about tax cuts.

"Just over two months ago, Pres. Donald Trump signed the largest tax cuts and tax reform in American history. Our economy has taken off every day since."

PHOTO: Courtesy VP Mike Pence

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