Voices from Pennsylvania: We’ve been waiting a long time for tax relief

Communications • November 6, 2017

“I would love to pay my employees more.”

“We would love to be able to compete better with our foreign competition.”

This was some of the feedback House Republican Conference Chair (R-WA) and Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) heard at Star Rock Farms in Conestoga, Pennsylvania. The Chair was in town on the next stop of her “Faces of Tax Reform” tour to hear from local business owners, families, and workers about the impact the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act could have on the community.

As Rep. Smucker shares in a blog post for GOP.gov, “I recently spoke to a single father of five in Lancaster County. His ask of Congress was straightforward: a tax reform plan that means he’d get more money in his paychecks. He makes ends meet now, but it isn’t easy with five kids and he could use a little help. He’s exactly the type of person we’re trying to help with our bill — and who inspired its creation. Our reform will make the tax code simpler and more honest.”

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Missed it? Check out the live stream and highlights from the visit below:

Rep. Smucker:

“What’s really, really exciting…is that we are talking about things that really have the potential to increase opportunity for the American people — at all levels…I know it’s a lot harder now to start a business and grow a business…and we can change that. We’ve done a lot of work on regulatory relief already, and now we’re talking about creating this system that will simplify the system so that nine in ten Americans can file their taxes on something as simple as a postcard. It will put more money in the pockets — allow people to keep more of their hard-earned dollars.”

Chair McMorris Rodgers:

“We want more jobs, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks. And as Lloyd said, we’ve been waiting a long time for tax relief. The last time that there was major tax reform in America, Ronald Reagan was president. It was over 30 years ago. Think about what you were doing 30 years ago. I had recently graduated from high school, I was working my way through college.”

Bonus picture of Chair McMorris Rodgers and Rep. Smucker on a tractor: