Pence Talk

Mike Pence pitches tax reform in Rancho Cordova

By Christopher Caldelago |

Vice President Mike Pence, on a fundraising swing for vulnerable House Republicans in California, stopped at a manufacturing company Monday in Rancho Cordova to relay the virtues of the administration’s plan to change the federal tax system.

Joined by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, Pence toured Stroppini Enterprises, where he touted what he said President Donald Trump likes to call a “middle-class miracle.” The vice president said the simplified plan would allow most people to fill out their taxes on “one sheet of paper.”

Pence’s visit comes amid considerable consternation over how the GOP tax plan – which would dramatically simplify the tax code, slashing corporate and income tax rates – would affect Californians.

While the proposal remains in the “framework” stages, state and local tax deductions would be eliminated in the initial draft supported by the Trump administration…read more