INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody issued the following statement upon Vice President Mike Pence’s return to Indiana.
“Vice President Mike Pence is back in Indiana and is desperate for a win. He’s here selling President Trump’s tax plan, but Hoosiers still aren’t buying the lopsided tax cuts Pence signed into law as Indiana governor. Since enacting those cuts, Hoosiers’ incomes have grown slower than the national average. The average Hoosier household saw a reduction of about $50. Top earners saw their tax bills decrease by $1,500 and taxes paid by some corporations fell by hundreds of millions of dollars. Working Hoosiers want a tax code that grows paychecks and good-paying jobs and where everyone pays their fair share – not one that can’t even stick to a budget resolution that adds $1.5 trillion to the debt and rewards corporations that ship jobs overseas.
“The Vice President would be wise to engage lawmakers like Joe Donnelly and work across the aisle to deliver tax reform that works for middle-class Hoosiers. Repeating Indiana’s mistake and delivering results for only the wealthiest Americans simply won’t cut it.”