Pence: Families, Businesses Both Winners With Simple Tax Code

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, left, listens as Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a meeting with local business leaders to discuss the need for tax reform, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Plainfield, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

November 10, 2017
OAN Newsroom

Vice President Mike Pence spent some time promoting tax reform in his home state.

Pence was joined by Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta and Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb on Thursday as he took part in a round-table with business owners at a graphics company near Indianapolis.

Holcomb praised Pence’s work when he was governor on tax reform in the Hoosier state.

He said the results have helped break a record for job creation, and a federal tax break would help continue that trend.

Pence later told the crowd both families and businesses will be winners after Congress passes a bill to simplify federal taxes.

“The tax code is 10 times the length of the Bible with none of the good news,” said Pence. “With the leadership of President Donald Trump, I believe we’re going to pass the largest tax cut in American history and we’re going to pass it this year so let’s get to work.”

The House has been hard at work this week marking-up its version of the tax bill, while Senate Republicans revealed their draft on Thursday.

  • Roscoe

    Then why don’t we really get simple? How much did you make? Send in 10 – 15%. No deductibles everyone pays the same fair amount, no CPA needed. Don’t pay late as prison awaits.

  • landy fincannon

    THE LAW THAT NEVER WAS!!!
    What if you found out that the 16th was fraudulently passed?

    Well, according to the research of William Benson, it was. He visited the state capitals of 34 state and discovered that the 16th was never properly ratified by the states.

    Once he made his discovery, he went on a speaking tour. That is until the IRS got wind of it.

    William then spent the next ten years fighting the IRS. Where the courts would refuse to allow him to enter into the record 10.000 pages of court certified documents. William finally received his day in court only to have the IRS not show up.
    The rest as they say is history.

  • brandehhh

    The middle class isn’t going to benefit from this though… so the false advertising needs to stop. Especially if it what the GOP have been working on. I’m not sure why the ones that keep the country running keep getting the short end of the stick.

  • Larry Spiller

    Never experienced one of those talked about tax cuts in my life. The only time I remember a tax cut was when I made less that year, than the year before. Democrats or Republicans at the top, it mattered not.

    • landy fincannon

      Your insight is correct

  • Ray

    Mr President and Mr Vice President – your Congress is out to screw the both of you. Don’t expect them to give you what you are both looking for, expect a bill for what they want; AND THEN VETO IT.

  • nfcapitalist

    Think of how it would work if every citizen had ‘skin in the game,’ a sales tax so a bottle of Red Mountain from the liquor store to the lowest creature among us goes into DC all the way to the yacht to the stock broker who can no longer write off that along with his dental floss.

  • seawulf

    My proposal for replacing the federal tax code: All individuals and businesses pay 6% on their gross income. No deductions, no loopholes, no exceptions. There…I just narrowed it down to one sentence. Imagine how we can shrink the size and power of the IRS!

    • landy fincannon

      Yes, and you also just cut out the attorneys. GOOD

    • Ray

      YES! No more IRS, no more HR Block (and similar bottom feeders), no more Attorneys, and everyone pay their fare share regardless of income.

  • Swampdrainer

    The only thing Congress can pass is gas…..and pay increases for themselves.