A Visit to the Plains: Pence Talks Unemployment and Tax Cuts
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.
Our tax cuts are just starting to make a difference. We cut taxes for working families so you can keep more of your hard-earned money. We cut taxes for American businesses & their employees so Iowa farmers & manufacturers can compete & win anywhere in the world #TaxCutsForAmerica pic.twitter.com/8Y2sLBho3S
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) March 7, 2018
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