Vice President Mike Pence returned to central Pennsylvania over the weekend for a tax reform roundtable discussion at Military and Commercial Fasteners Corporation in York county.
“It’s great to be back in York, Pennsylvania – a county, a community that laid the foundation to make America great again,” Pence said, according to WPMT.
Pence touted President Trump’s plan for tax reform saying that he was “absolutely committed to cut the rate on American businesses to 20 percent.”
“When it makes its way to the president’s desk before the end of this year, it may very well be the largest tax cut in American history,” Pence said during the event.
The roundtable was headed up by Congressman Scott Perry (R-York) who introduced Pence to local small business owners.
Senator Bob Casey, who is up for re-election next year, argued that Trump’s tax reform plan would end up costing Pennsylvanians more than the current tax code.
“Middle class families and small businesses in York and South Central Pennsylvania deserve a tax cut, but Vice President Pence is peddling a massive giveaway to the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations. This scheme lavishes the super-rich with obscene tax giveaways while middle class families lose important tax deductions that help them make ends meet. Under the plan Vice President Pence is promoting, families in South Central Pennsylvania will no longer receive deductions for state and local income taxes, medical expenses and interest on student loans,” Casey said in a statement.