Vice President Mike Pence visited Auburn Hills, Michigan on Thursday.
MLive reports, before giving a speech on the Trump Administration’s tax plan, he met with a group of Michigan business owners to discuss how tax reform would impact their businesses.
Governor Rick Snyder and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley joined Pence at the event.
Jim Thienel, owner of Berkley Appliance in Royal Oak and former chair of the Oakland GOP told MLive the opportunity to meet with Pence was “thrilling.”
“You have the vice president on your right and the governor on your left,” Thienel said. “…I, like almost everybody else, said tax cuts are great, but the simplicity of fixing the tax code and cutting regulation would be just as effective. You cut regulations, you’re making it more simple to file.”
Pence told the crowd the president’s tax reform plan would represent “the largest tax cut in American history.”
When Pence finished speaking, he worked the ropeline with both Governor Snyder and Lt. Gov. Calley.
For the Trump Administration to pass their historic tax cut, they’ll have to get it through the Republican led US Senate, that continues to drop the ball on important issues. Most notably, the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
The growing frustration in the GOP, has culminated in one of Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s closest allies, Luther Strange, being defeated in the Alabama primary runoff by Roy Moore.
It could be a sign of things to come in 2018 if Republicans can’t get their act together.