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Tax Reform in Wisconsin

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September 20, 2017 | Ian Martorana (202-225-3031) | comments
In between events in Wisconsin and working in Washington, Paul has been taking tax reform on the road from coast to coast. This week, he did so at Harley-Davidson in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.  

Paul recently spoke to WISN’s Vicki McKenna, making the case for tax reform:

“We’re going to release an outline of what tax reform looks like that is a consensus from the House and the Senate. And then our committees, Ways and Means and Finance—the two tax writing committees—are going to go and fill in the details of that outline and put together that tax reform bill. And this is a tax cut and comprehensive tax reform. So . . . a complete overhaul of the system, to scrap the kind of system we have today. So by raising the standard deduction and keeping just the basic middle income deductions like charity and mortgages, you dramatically simplify the tax code such that 96% of Americans can put their taxes on a postcard. That is our plan.”

But that wasn’t all. Paul toured the New Berlin School District & Eisenhower School, to answer questions from stakeholders and students to discuss, among other topics, reducing the skills gap and creating a “strong talent pipeline” in Wisconsin. 

Our economy has changed, and so too have the necessary skills to be effective in that economy. There are jobs available, but too many businesses cannot find employees with the training needed to fill those positions. It is a problem that extends from businesses large and small to high school students, and everyone in between.

That’s why this summer, the House unanimously passed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, a key piece of legislation in the House’s Better Way agenda. This bill promotes and modernizes career and technical education (CTE) programs. In doing so, we increase the number of applicants who possess the right skills for a given job—and narrow the skills gap—while also ensuring the students of today are the well-equipped workforce of tomorrow.

The work happening in Washington—much of it bipartisan, and much of it under the radar—matters to people all around the country. And that’s why we won’t stopping putting Americans’ priorities first.

Read more:

Fox 6: House Speaker Paul Ryan touts tax reform at Harley-Davidson factory
Journal Sentinel: Speaker Paul Ryan talks taxes at Harley-Davidson
WMTV: Paul Ryan to tout tax reform at Harley-Davidson factory
Channel 3000: Paul Ryan discusses tax reform at Harley-Davidson
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