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Vice President Mike Pence discusses benefits of tax reform

(Sinclair Broadcast Group)

I joined Vice President Mike Pence on his trip to Philadelphia this week. He focused on tax reform. Here’s what he had to say:

BORIS: Mr. Vice President you’re here at this tax reform event – what about tax reform do you want the American people to know, first and foremost?

PENCE: As you look at this economy, confidence is back, jobs are coming back. In a real sense, America is back and it’s because President Trump has been delivering on his promise: to cut taxes for working families and businesses, to rollback federal regulation, the unleash American energy. And 3.7 million jobs across this country speak for themselves. But the truth is we’re just getting started. You know this president has boundless optimism. HE really believes that for all the progress we’ve made in this economy we’ve only begun. And staying on track, and being across the country and telling our story – making sure that the American people know that the policies that president has advanced, that the Congress has supported are making this prosperity possible – will continue to be a focus in the weeks ahead.

BORIS: Let’s talk specifically about jobs. Where do you see the job marketing going in the next six months, a year, two years.

PENCE: Well, 3.7 million new jobs is an extraordinary amount of progress, but the fact of the matter is there are many Americans who are still on the sidelines. But the encouraging news, Boris, is that in the last month the national unemployment number ticked up a little bit but that was because more Americans are now looking for jobs across the country. And so making sure that [stutter] we continue to make these tax cuts permanent, the we continue to roll back red tape, but that we also make sure that Americans who are now looking for work, have the training, the vocational education and the skills to fill those good paying jobs that are open will be absolutely critical for expanded American success.

BORIS: You’re criss-crossing the country ahead of the midterms So important. How vital of the roll is tax reform playing in your message while you’re out there.

PENCE: Well, I really do believe that the American people see the results of the policies President Trump has been advancing and are encouraged, and are anxious to support the men and women that have been supporting that agenda. So you’re right. The President and I have been traveling across the country this summer, we’ll continue to travel across the country this fall because in order to move this country forward we gotta have partners. We’ve got to have renewed Republican majorities in the House and Senate that will work with us as we drive for more tax reform, roll back more federal red tape and have an energy policy that puts America first. So we’re out there telling the story and it’s a great story to tell.

Here's the Bottom Line: The historic tax cuts signed by president Trump into law in December are going to continue to be a key agenda item for the Republican Party heading into November. Expect to hear a lot about the tax cuts on the campaign trail throughout the country.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.

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