Trump delivers Tax Day message at roundtable on economic reform
Trump delivers Tax Day message at roundtable on economic reform Trump delivers Tax Day message at roundtable on economic reformCommunication with France that having a terrible terrible fire you probably saw, saw you’ve heard some of you have not because you’ve been here, but I will tell you why the fire that they having at the Notre Dame Cathedral is something like you. People have witnessed. We left. We had a whole group of your grade representatives and when we left the plane it was, it was burning at 11 that you rarely see fire burn. It’S one of the great Treasures of the world are the greatest artists in the world. Probably, if you think about it, I would say you’ll be that might be a greater than almost any Museum in the world and it’s burning very badly looks like it’s burning to the ground. So so that puts a damper on what we’re about. To say. To be honest, because that is beyond countries, that’s beyond anything, that’s a part of our are growing up. It’S a part of Arc. It’S a part of our lives at City, a truly great Cathedral and I’ve been there and I’ve seen it and there’s no Cathedral. I think I could say this, probably no cathedral in the world like it, it’s a tar, it’s a terrible scene. They think it cuz buy at this moment they don’t know, but they think it was caused by renovation and I hope that’s the reason renovation. You know. What’S that all about, but it’s a terrible sight to behold with that being said, I want to tell you that a lot of progress has been made by our country in the last 2 and 1/2 years, hard to believe we’re already starting to think about we’re already. Starting to think about next election – and it’s is moving along with moving along very nicely – we’ve raised far more money than anybody, and not that that’s the critical factor. In fact, I was criticized coming up. I would criticize that I didn’t raise as much money as Hillary Clinton that I only spent half it’s actually much less than half. How do I edit the old days if you would spend less and when you got credit today, you have to spend more in when cell? If I would have spend more, I would have been giving a lot more credit, but the fact is, we did spend a lot less money, much much less money than the Democrats. Are we one and I think now we’re much better position than we were because we’ve done so much and I used to stand up and say we’re going to cut your taxes. We cut your taxes, biggest tax cut in history. We going to give you a Noire. I gave you a Noir that has, and I never once been trying to do that since Ronald Reagan, that’s the energy one of the largest in the world that you know in Alaska. We going to cut regulations and level that nobody’s ever seen we’re going to get rid of the individual mandate, Obamacare, which we did was believe in present, like that by far the most unpopular thing and Obamacare, and we’re going to have something after the assuming you will. Like Republicans would not only going to save all of your private plans, it’s a hundred eighty million people, but we’re going to give you something much better as an alternative, just as an alternative to Obamacare much less expensive. The premiums and the deductible will be much much less right now. You have a deductible they’re averaging $ 7,500, much more in some cases, and people don’t get to use it and if they do, they have bigger problems in deductible that have some very big problems. But this is been a very special State. It’S been a a rare, rare victory for republicans and we almost want it one more speech, one more and I think they treated you very unfairly. On immigration. I think you’ve been treated extremely unfairly and the world of emigration and a lot of things are going to change, but I’m previous administration, America’s Rich natural resources, were put under lock and key, and all that and thousands of acres in Superior National Forest jobs and everything Else would just take it away, ripped away you and I travel to Duluth and announced that we would be taking the first steps to rescind the federal withdrawal and Superior National Forest and restore mineral exploration for the miners and the workers of Minnesota. And we really done that to a point that invite your great Congressman, I’m going to introduce them in a little while they’re here, and they first thing they said is that to protect our security and our workers in the Minnesota Iron Range. Okay, you know I open that up and we’re now are still Industries. Viper together was dead. It was going to we weren’t going to have a steel industry if you can even believe that, no obviously you need that for military protection. You need that for a lot of things, but you need it for military. You need it. We can play games, we had no steel. Industry was going to die the rest of it. The remaining little bit. You see these massive plants that used to take care of. So much of the war, BLS and they’d be using a little corner or they’d, be using nothing and US steel, USS, steel. And if you look at the United States has one. But you have many steel companies that reading plants all over the country, they’re expanding plants and they’re going to be getting there iron or right from here. I hear you have among the best in the world. They say I put a tariff on The Dumping. They were dumping, China and other countries with dumping, Steel, the United States and, in many cases, is very inferior product very bad stuff, and we need it for the military we needed for Structural Buildings. We needed for a lot of structures, so you got to have great steel and that we get it right. I remember I was here about 6-7 months ago and a man came up to me and I’ve been here a lot by the way campaigning for your. Your great representative, but if you remember time, Superman came up too many was crying strongman, big, tough guy, but he was crying and he said. President Obama took our life away when he closed the range. Those words he said took our life away, took up blood and you gave it back to us and that’s really moving along rapidly and it’s a lot of great things are happening, a lot great things, but I never forgot that stape and you were standing with me And I never forgot that 7 today, unemployment in Minnesota, because of your federal government policies that I have been very insisted on his down to the lowest. I think that you’ve ever had 3.1 % and jobless claims in Minnesota reached their lowest level in 22 years. We have Minnesota Minnesota’s added more than 7,500 brand new mining logging and construction jobs with nobody expected. If I would prior to the election, everybody would say: oh that’s terrible what he saying it’s an exaggeration that can happen, we’re going to lose those jobs. Well. 7,500. Brand new mining logging and construction job thanks to our tremendous tax cut the biggest Minnesota families are saving more than 5 billion dollars on their 2018 tax bills by Benjamin production and their utility bills. Think of that, as a direct result of the tax cuts alone, that’s not to mention all of the other things that we’ve done: 1.2 million minnesotans and the average Minnesotan has annual income gain of more than $ 1,700. Since my election, so you’re up $ 1,700 and summer up tremendously more than that, the total number of new business applications in Minnesota has Skyrocket is skyrocketed to almost 20 %, and that’s just in a very short. Of time. It’S been really pretty amazing and I want to introduce secretary Steve mnuchin is here with us as Steve wherever you may be saved who’s been with us from the beginning. She would like Trump early on and she’s done, a great job as your treasure and now she’s. Moving over Linda McMahon is going to be doing something very exciting for us, and David is going to be taken Linda McMahon’s place at the small business administration and you are going to do a frente. Thank you very much and you’ll be sitting actually on the cabinet. Just a cabinet position: in some cases I had a choice, do I put on the cabinet or not? That was one where it was my decision, and that decision took me how long about 2 seconds to make it then you’re going to do it. So that’s good and representative Tom emmer. Thank you very much time you been smoking together and work so hard with your family. Your great family and Bob has been a friend for a long time and, what’s really impressive, is this room is packed but outside you could practice room probably 20 times over. You have a lot of people out there Bob alarm. I can’t I can’t list all the sports teams, I better not happy that you’re here and on behalf of our operation, and we welcome you to our filming. Thank you very much. I appreciate it.. The setting this shop was just filled with work just a few days ago, and when we came to the employees and said what do you think wow? What’S the present United States come to visit yeah? Well, we we sell Mack Trucks and we sell Volvo construction equipment and what a better setting to have evolved order in a Mack truck and these to represent everything that builds America and moves America. I love them. I’Ve been on many a loader. I’Ve been on many a truck people, don’t know that about me because I guess they do actually. Otherwise. I will tell you. I’Ve been on many many of trucking between Volvo and caterpillar and John Deere, and so many of the Great companies. But this is a real beauty of the considered a very high end loader, how to say that today is text day that we’re celebrating okay texting so and we getting historic tax relief. That’S the good part, and you know over the last very short. Of time we passed the tax cuts and jobs act which really we don’t talk about the job Zack. But it’s may have tremendous the number of J Balvin 6 million new jobs in this country. Nobody would have believed that was possible. That’S a number that if I would have said that all so nobody would have believed this possible and it’s a large Dutch and reforms in American history. We got something done: that’s truly historic largest in history. Over 80 % of American families now or receiving that big tax cut, and it’s very interesting because I I have an article hear from one of the newspapers – that’s one of the interesting. This paper is the very fake New York Times saying and they must have made a mistake. I’M sure these writers will fired very shortly, but they said in the article face it. You probably got a tax cut. Another words they’re really pretty upset. You could tell where they’re coming from that’s a headline. Then, if you aren’t American taxpayer, you probably got a tax cut last year, but there’s a good chance that you won’t believe it or putting it differently. There’S a good chance that you don’t believe it and they go on to talk about the fact that people have really benefited and some people don’t know many people don’t know it. A lot of lot of businesses know it because they’re the ones that are supplying the jobs and because of the tax cuts because of it companies are able to bring back money into the country. Tremendous things are happening with respect to job, so we lowered income tax rates across the board right across the board. Over 80 % of American families. As I said, get attack got in the typical family. Earning 75000 is saving more than $ 2,000 of their income, so they’re picking up $ 2,000 every year because of this, but many are picking up much much more than that, depending on the situation at we increased productivity all over the board lowered income tax rates across The board, with double the standard deduction for everybody, that’s a doubling of the standard deduction $ 6,500 to $ 12,000 for individuals and from 13000 to 24000 for married couples, and if I’m wrong on any of these numbers is Steve mnuchin, our treasury secretary, I’m sure, will He’S not shy, he will change. It will call me at right, but I think we’re going to get it exactly right, Steve we doubled the child tax credit. These are things a lot of people and that’s possibly what the article is saying. I didn’t read the rest of the article Franklin headline. I was so shocked to see if you don’t want to deal with too much into the New York Times, because nothing good comes from the New York Times. We doubled they’re such phony stories. It’S unbelievable, but there was one that said. If I couldn’t believe we eliminated obamacare’s individual mandate is, I said we eliminated the very unfair. This is something that I think is a tremendous thank for people. You have children and you love your children and you want to leave your farm or your small business to your children. But you can’t because of a lot of reasons they don’t have the money, the business, maybe it’s sort of asset rich that castration. Just you worry about it because you know they’re going to lose it because I got to go to the banks are going to borrow money. The banks are going to end up owning, it happened, thousands and thousands and hundreds of thousands of times. So we virtually a limit, did the unfair estate tax or death tax we eliminated for small business as well Farm, which most of you do, but not all. But if you love your children seriously love them. You can leave your farm. You can leave your small business. You can leave it to your children and they won’t have to borrow money. They have no tax and that’s good, and if you don’t your children, it doesn’t really matter just disregard the statement that but the death tax or the estate tax as they call it, is now gone for your smaller businesses and Farms. Things for your kids, money and borrowing at a tremendous disadvantage they hadn’t borrowed before, and it is really it’s tragic. What had been going on? Get that out something nobody talks about with respect to what we got in the tax cut and jobs Bill to promote American jobs. We lower the business tax rate from the highest in the developed world to one of the most competitive one of the lower one of the lowest in many ways we took it down to 21 % and I think one of the reasons that we’re doing so well As we brought that down – and you could say any number – I mean see – that was really a combination of numbers depending on who you were, but you could say: 40 %, 41 %, 38 %. We brought it down to 21 % and that’s a tremendous advantage in those people are going out hiring all the people. Building new expanding, very big thing, as you couldn’t get your money back into the country, and we came up with a plan where you can bring where they can bring billions and billions and billions of dollars back in that’s. What’S happened in the now investing of the United States set of investing it in other countries. We also lower the taxes on small businesses that pay their taxes through the individual returns, which is a very big deal and was actually very complex, very hard to get, and we got it so. The small business we lower the tax and to promote investment in low-income and distress, communities we created tax advantages and that you wouldn’t believe where people have an advantage. They have an incentive to go and invest in small communities medications. You have a lot of real problems in tremendous unemployment. We created tax-advantaged opportunity zones, Tim Scott, helped us with that from South Carolina and so many other Senators. We were really. It was really a thing. Nobody felt we could get that through and we got it through. So we have low income and distressed communities and they’re getting a tremendous incentive to have a lot of money going to those communities. That is having a very, very big effect. It’S been great. We promised that these tax, that’s would be rocket fuel for the American economy and we were absolutely right. More than 6 million American jobs received a pay raises, people are receiving, pay raises all across the country, and you know that really is a nothing because you’re 21 years, if you look back, I used to say this during the campaign. 2 years ago, little more than two years ago, I talk about people made more money 21 years ago than they made today. That was two and a half years ago, and I said how is that ended, work, two jobs and even three jobs, and they did better 21 years ago than they did two and a half years ago. Well now they getting money and it’s really happening at a very, very fast pace and that’s a great thing and business owners like it too, because they have people that want the job. One of the things you get, though, as an employee is you now can go around and and look it’s Choice like we got. Choice approve the military with doctors. We got choice, we’re back to wait on line, they go to a private doctor and we pay for it and number one, that’s great for the military and number two. We believe it or not. We save a lot of money. We save a lot of lives. People waiting for 3, 4 5 weeks see a doctor. Now they go immediately out. They see a doctor they’ve been trying to get that for 44 years in the military. They never were able to get it. Well, your choice with jobs, because now the economy is so great we’re doing so. Well, maybe as good as it’s ever been, I mean it’s, it’s incredible, what’s happening, we’re rebuilding so much while rebuilding our military, but we’re doing things that people are amazed at that with the Envy of the world. Every time I make with a is it at or a prime minister, ahead of a country almost every time they come in answer, congratulations on the economy of the United States was trying to follow you with trying to cut taxes, but has it worked anywhere nearly as Well, where in massive trade negotiations, as you know, because our Farmers have been treated properly for many years, in fact, Bob was telling me really for many years that’s been going on where the farmers have not been treated Delta 15 years. You can go back and it’s just a graph downward well with changing that. You waited to see what’s going to happen so we’ll see if it all works out with China, but we’re doing well in the negotiation. It’S very comprehensive in the sense that it’s a three complete negotiation were talking about theft of intellectual property, with talking about so many other things were also talking about the farmers and the ranchers and people that have not been treated fairly by really the world, but they Haven’T been treated by the people that sat in the seat, the presidents and the representatives of the president’s, because other countries are taking advantage of us. If you look at the European Union with the barriers, they have two agricultural products and bars in so many other things. But the agricultural products they barely take our agricultural products and yet they can sell Mercedes-Benz and they can sell anything they want in a country including their farm products, and it’s not fair. Those days are changing rapidly. They understand it. We had done average a loss of 160 billion dollars a year with the European nations view, look at Europe and take a look at what’s going on with Europe and how badly we’ve been waited for so many years, and I talked to them in a safe Ellis – Has to change has to change, and then I said frankly give it: doesn’t change we’re going to tear off all of your cars and everything else that comes in you can’t treat our Farmers that way, you can’t treat our people that way, and I think you’re going To be very happy, you’ll be very happy, send it. Businesses have invested an additional 35 billion in new equipment and Facilities. Since I signed the tax relief law and new Venture Capital deals of total, nearly 165 billion dollars, cyber and 5G, I think, will be coming out to your area. Pretty so you know, you’ve been treated very badly by past administrations in terms of the internet. In terms of getting access to the internet and everything else and we’re making it up right away code, Rural America, Rural America is a big place and it’s very red on a map. You know when you look at those maps from the election is a lot of red, but we’re getting a lot of Internet lot. A lot of internet access, new venture put on the Elsa totaled, nearly 165 billion dollars and after-tax got unemployment drop to the lowest rate. In more than 50 years and you’ve heard me say it many many times, we’ve had the lowest rated straight for African Americans, lowest rate in history, for Hispanic, Americans, lowest rate in history for Asian Americans and women of the lowest. Now, in 65 years and soon I think that’ll be in history to wear them. Sprinting, the the numbers of a blue collar jobs have recently grown the fastest rate in more than 31. So that’s you know what we’re talking about. They can talk all they want about. Socialism, all socialism is, is a method into the Poorhouse. You know socialism is not so easy to beep when an economy is really doing well like I will probably have the best to Qatar. We may have the best economy we’ve ever had. We have the highest stock market, I think we’ve created a stock market record 38 times or so might be more than 38 times. You have a record stock market and that’s good for everybody at 401ks, and you have so many other things easier. The usually the big public companies, but we created a tremendous stock market. People are making a lot of money there. Setting records to the the wives of the husband to coming home and saying whoever runs the 401K is a total genius darling. You are brilliant. You are brilliant for 20 years, she or he has been criticizing her or him, and now all of a sudden they look Financial Geniuses. So it’s good some of those 401 Kaiser up 60 70 %. So it’s really something great in these things, don’t happen by accident and it can all go away very quickly. You put the wrong people in office, everything that I’ve done and we’ve done as a group. Great really tremendously talented people and everything that we’ve done can be undone and bad bad things can happen. I think Norm Coleman. Somebody told me no one comes here with Norm. Call me Menards in example. We just recently, as you know, we the Golan Heights, so we took care of that and that’s been under study for what almost 50 years I think 52 years, and we did that and that’s very important and, of course, moving the embassy Natalie moving and I also Filter dollars, and they said, how do you do that? What we had a better location. Norman has it? We ended up that wanted to buy a very expensive piece of land that was in a bad location. I said: can we have something better than this and our Ambassador David Friedman, did a great job. We actually have a building, that’s in a much better location. What are we renovated and make that the embassy we did it in about 4 months and instead of spending 1.1 billion we spend less than $ 500,000, will use a ball Jerusalem start. We do many things like that. You just don’t worry about it and I’m going to introduce you to a couple of other people later. But I think what we’ll do is maybe we’ll go around the table a little bit and will say hello to your your friends and some of the folks that have done a fantastic job for Minnesota and again I want it. I want to reiterate something that’s different from what we’re talking about today, but I think you’ve been treated extremely unfairly, respect to immigration, extremely unfairly, we’re going to change that will change for Sergio’s Family Restaurant Miami Florida. I are business, been in business for over 44 years on 3rd Generation, running the business. It’S a Woman based organization that started 1975, and now we currently have over six hundred and the employees and just south Florida. I want to tell you that the tax cuts are working, here’s what we’re doing or investing in equipment and Technology we’ve created jobs in our corporate and structure, to create a franchise system and for a stores, and today I am proud to announce with you that will Be offering 401K is to all of our employees. Tomorrow, we are doing with the tax cuts Were Meant to do a small business to compete against big business. Investing our people invest in growth and to the right of me is my first Manny Rodriguez, our first franchisee who signed the development deal to do 25 stores in the next several years, adding hundreds of jobs to South Florida. As Carlo said, my name is Manny Rodriguez and before anything, thank you for letting us share our story and for everything you’ve accomplished since you taking office, we were son of Cuban immigrants that fled Cuba in the early 1960s and thanks for this country here we are. We Saints or the strong nanami and the tax cuts our employees have or benefiting from higher wages bonuses that they weren’t able to receive before benefits that they weren’t able to receive before we as a company are currently to restaurants. Out of the 25 we’re currently building three more, but thanks to the tax cuts that expansion is going to cellerate and hopefully soon we’ll be able to create an extra five jobs. Thanks boo, thank you Manny, and I bet you that the one-year expensing has been one of the one of the great things you know, that’s something that nobody talks about, but it’s to me it’s one of the most elements of what we got to prove. Nobody thought that would be possible, but the one-year expensing has been very special, and perhaps you could say hello to and introduce a couple of your very good friends that are here from Congress that have done a fantastic job for other parts of Minnesota. Thank you for caring about Minnesota, making this your third trip to our great state, and just the last one thank you for putting America in Americans first with always appreciate that, thank you for leadership and working with Republicans to pass the tax cuts and jobs act. Thank you very much, and I want to say I’m here, because I got the opportunity work with it and get it past. I know I have two new members over there that would have voted for this if they have opportunity Jim Hagedorn from Minnesota’s, first congressional district and Pete stauber. Mr. president, I think people forget that it was a little bit more than two years ago that economic growth in this country was anemic. It was less than 2 %. Americans were being told to get used to it that our better days were behind us. Then K your Administration been eliminated, 33 billion dollars and burdensome federal regulations and yeah end up with you and your Administration to pass the tax cuts and jobs act over the first nine months of this Administration. Your Administration, our economy, is now experiencing strong growth, the lowest unemployment and a half century. Americans are confident. Americans are optimistic again and in your words, Mister present America is winning again. Thank you, entrepreneurs from all across the country that can talk about what was misrepresented during the campaign last year. They talked about the ones I heard complaining where the upper-income wealthy American saying you just cost me a whole bunch of money. But you know what mr. president they’re, making more money middle-class Americans making more money, they might have more take-home pay and we now have more jobs, which country because of your policies. Then we have people to sell them. We got a lot of work left to do the health care bill is when I can think of it on a tax guy cuts. We still got to eliminate the the Cadillac tax in the healthcare tax and we’ve got two. We got to take care of the medical device tax, making permanent in the individual tax cuts that we had to make those permanent, but a great start, and thank you for everything you’re doing, thank you and we will always be protecting pre-existing conditions. Remember that that’s the number one Ferrari steering for very important Liberty, Landscape Supply, we’re located in Jacksonville Florida. I am the general manager of one of our retail locations have over 13 years industry experience and because of the tax reform, able to bring me on board with specific goals to expand our business presence in Jacksonville and dear my short form of tenure with Mike we’ve Been able to we’ve increased the number of employees from 7 to 15, we have seen a hundred and 2 % total revenue increase over the same period last year, and we’ve also invested a hundred and seventy and capital Investments, new trucks, Machinery stuff, like that, both Mike And I are extremely excited about the direction of our company in the future. Thanks for having us. Mr. President, we appreciate the opportunity to be here today and in and thanks to the tax cut and jobs act for being able to that’s really what we’re looking forward to being able to do. I originally started or bought this business in 2007 I’m had one employee or we’ve been fortunate to grow over the years. Of course it’s been difficult and challenging, but at the time that the did the Act was passed, we had 31 employees, so this is back in December 2017. We have 40 well, I should say, as we were driving here today, our 50th employee accepted the position. So we’ll make me great progress towards continuing to a jobs here in America we have invested in a number of new trucks, we bought our first tax cut truck and February of last. We have got trucks and Bob, and I have an appointment after this meeting to talk about more of the truck. So, lastly, just on Friday, mr. President, we received our our our very first. We were awarded our very first multimillion-dollar contract and it is the performance. Bond. Is guaranteed by the SBA, so we’ve been able to kind of benefit from a bunch of different initiatives that are there going on jr. presidency. So thank you very much. Thank you very much. Taking the time to come to Minnesota and letting this truck and equipment Hostess awesome opportunity with the snow on the ground, hopefully you’re, finding it comfortable here at next Trucking equipment. I’Ve been with enough Organization for 5 years and find it very rewarding The Nest. Family and organization is fantastic to work. For it’s a great place to work. I have two young kids at home, so some of the stuff that comes along with the tax cut act has really impacted. My family born and raised in Minnesota live in small town America, population of 3000. I have seen some real impact from this working in Human Resources. I get the chance to work firsthand with many different employees and their families, and here are the different stories you’re one of the main thing that acknowledge from when they first got their checks. After the 2017 tax cut act came into a fact: was their take-home pay? Being that disposable income being that they would have a little bit more to spend on things that they may have otherwise not been able to afford. So that’s been really great and as a company not suppose able to give all employees in 2018 a bonus Carlos if they work there for a day, they still receive the bonus bill. That was a really neat thing and just to hear first-hand from the employees what they were able to spend that money on you. A lot of people would say that they were able to have a extra great Christmas. Their family maybe donate more to charity, investing their kids college expenses – maybe 401K. You know up that contribution a little bit, so it’s been really great to see what people have been able to do with that extra money, they’re getting and just to see how it benefits the nuts organization as well and his family.. Thank you. Mr. president, again it’s great to have you here, 50 years this year and started working at my dance dealership in Rockford Illinois back in 1969 as a parts manager. I graduated from college at the st. Cloud State University here in Minnesota, the economy in Rockford Illinois, where we lived in in 73. The economy was getting very slow and the second largest machine tool center in the world after the 50s and 60s, and you saw the degradation of the jobs that left in the factories that are boarded up. And when you combine that with the location we had. When my dad want to retire a we’re going to come to Minnesota – and I came up here – Mandy still so we’re continuously over 50 years. In the end, the business from 59, with my dad, became a dealer more than 50. Anyway. What we did was, I bought the dealership. I came up, there was a dozen employees and 1979, and today we have over 350 employees and 8 locations and tomatoes. As Megan said, we talked about the 401K and trying to bring incentivize our employees in the Lichen. A lot of businesses wait for somebody to be in there a year or so and they’re limited what they can put in. We established the auto-enroll and we went from 65 % participation in 98 overnight, which job when you look at all the employees. I can remember when that 401k for all of our employees when it hit $ 1000000. I thought wow. Well, it’s over 23 million dollars today and its arms. Please help my name is Chris bonvino first well. Thank you. Mr. president, is quite an honor for us. So this is Ross Cooney operations manager with Gemini athletic wear the one of the largest hockey Jersey manufacturers in the country started the business at 25 and in my apartment significantly the tax cuts. We we explain them to us, those crumbs that they put. You hardly talked about really were not promised to us break the tax reduction that we got on the amount we pay he’s going to buy his first home and I’m so proud as I as a business owner operations manager for Chris bonvino, immediately thinks the tax act Immediately saw bigger paychecks, with the cuts to small businesses, received a pay raise as well as bonus and be living the American dream soon I’ll be in a first-time homeowner till. Thank you very much Fisher-Price and I just want to say I remember during the campaign sitting around tables like this and listening to businesspeople, and you promised, when you were elected, that you would deliver tax cuts. You promised we conomic growth and thank you delivered on those promises. I guess it’s my turn to thank you for. Let me hear I’m actually quite humbled to be here. To be honest with you, listening to all stories hear my name is Kristin ranker, I own a very small Corner Market in Ruffs, Dale Pennsylvania, that’s about 45 minutes Southwest of Pittsburgh. One location might have about four to five employees, including myself, so in the employees that I do have our majority of time or single moms college students high school students. Things like that pretty pretty much knowing my business is not so much a career as much as I get to pretty much trained them as far as I customer service and actually learning certain things that we just take for granted. We think people know the location, I’m at and there’s always been a corner market or a company store there since 1800. So when, when I was told that I was actually thrilled knowing that I’m actually still part of history as long as I keep it going and because of the small business tax deduction, I didn’t get to buy man or hundreds of employees. But I was actually able to continue to sustain the business that I have, because it has been rough for us only because of the business at these Shellman do if their employees weren’t coming into my store so with those brakes and those things and find the equipment And then flying the jobs I actually get to sell them, their milk, bread, eggs and cheese, and I’m kind of happy with that. This President, my name is Dick, I’m father of 820 grandchildren, I’m vice-president Universal Plumbing and heating, Las Vegas Nevada company business been in business. For 55 year, with the tax cuts, we were able to check for firmware able to give our employees bonuses. We’Ve bought, Newburgh new vehicles purchase complete new computers or iPads for the field. More profitable we’ve been able to reinvest in our company, and I want to thank you for the support to the American people, American companies. I appreciate it and thank you and stay your course. Thank you very much good afternoon. Mr. president, my name is David gazecki on the Universal Plumbing from Las Vegas Nevada, and I don’t know if you remember, but we’ve met one throwing the caucus thing at the high school when he went there. I got to shake your hand and get a picture with you and everything you’re very first of all, and I can’t stop talking about you – I’m a third-generation Plummer, born and raised in Las Vegas Nevada. I’Ve been working 25 years in the trades to help ensure the health and safety of a Nation through our Plumbing Systems. I also been teaching 12 years in our friendship program, bhcc National apprenticeship program, I’ve been thinking about. I can remember three years ago. We couldn’t find enough apprentices to fill our class now we don’t have enough big enough for the amount of guys that want to come work in the trays. So what you’ve done with the? What you’ve done with the tax reform has really boosted our economy in Vegas, and we saw it overnight, go from nothing to you, know 60 miles an hour, it’s unbelievable, and without that I don’t know where we would be at we’ve gone from 15 to 35. Employees are company and from 30 apprentices, 2 / 85 apprentices in our program and without the trades and you know without the infrastructure, the country would it be possible, and we are thank you for that. The president’s much as I love to serve with you he’s offering $ 50 an hour now and his Plumbing play. They start low, but they end up high, so regulations. We have a little conversation there, but I am very grateful very privileged to be sitting here before you and then in support of the president President Trump’s pro-growth policies. He promised a very comprehensive package pro-growth package as secretary mnuchin’s, as indicated, which included not only the tax reductions, are tax cuts, but also the regulatory reforms, as well as reciprocal trading trade agreements, and I think you have delivered on all of them and then some and So I’m here to applaud everyone here is Roundtable that have done so well and that are just just starting out, because this is our only second year in this process. So, thank you very much present of Minnesota we’re working with your local government, who, unfortunately, is opposing God. Send you on this. The pipeline. You know about the pipeline in the pipelines very important that we get that approved. I think it’s something that will bring down cost to bring down the cost for the whole country. For some reason, Democrats don’t like pipelines, they don’t like energy, but we’re working on it and you’re going to be very happy with the result of the Iron Range is so important, and that is really big and that’s in final stages, and it’s already moving along that. Beyond anything, anybody could have even anticipate it was a closed subject and that’s good for you, but it’s great for the nation, because you have the best. There is in the world sitting there and a lot of people going back to work. So that’s very important, and and again you see what’s happening order and you know how unfairly you’ve been treated as a state and you’ve really been treated unfairly, and I just want to let you know it’s all changing we’re doing very well. We have to pay would be a lot easier if Congress would get together, and the Democrats would have need to get rid of these loopholes. He’S horrible and foolish loopholes. A catch-and-release and chain migration and Visa Lottery. Take people out of a lottery. You bring them into the country. What do you think of who do you think these countries are giving us then bring us their finest? That I can tell you so it’s just insane and of course, Asylum. Asylum is ridiculous situation. People come in, they read a line from a lawyer that a lawyer hands them out online. They read it. You look at some of these people, you want protection from them and they’re saying we need protection from our country in the meantime, they’re carrying their country’s flag. Thousands 2000 miles walking up the journey to big time: job, that’s what it is and and Congress and Congress has to get smart and honestly, I when I say congress, I can’t blame the Republican. The Republicans want to do it, but you need the votes of the Dead. You need 60 votes in the Senate and we’re a little bit short in the house, so we can retake the house. I think, over this issue. I think we could retake look as soon as we do we’re going to get this straightened out. So I just want to thank. It’S been an incredible experience for me being in Minnesota. Have so many friends here anyway, but I just want to thank the people at Minnesota and everybody for making this day bus. While being you have to see outside to believe, what’s going on supposed to be a little round table as they call it – and this is wonderful, but you have to see what’s happening outside you wouldn’t believe it and it’s beautiful. I see American flags waving all over. I see everybody, you know, please add a lot of the a lot of the public doesn’t really get the picture because you know you could have ten thousand people Pro and two people against those two people will make the front page of the papers. Why are you against the president, but everybody gets it? Everybody gets what’s going on, there’s a great movement in this country and it started with a very special day in remember that day was that a great day November November 2016, and we actually did very well in 18. Also, we won the Senate. We extra seats in the Senate, we had a lot of Victories, Ohio and Georgia and Florida and Oklahoma and lots of states and at the governorships and I went out and campaigned a lot and we had a very, very high record of success. Couldn’T campaign for everybody in the house, I’m sorry Tom, but the ones we campaigned for, they did very well. Generally speaking, I guess we’re going to have an election coming up. I think that that’s going to be something that’s going to be really a carry-forward from what we did in 16, it’s going to be a great carryforward and it’s going to be. I think, also a very, very special that you know we had the theme makeamericagreatagain. That’S what we’ve done, we made America great again, we’re not only winning again is Tom said, but we’re respected again is a nation or respected or all of these countries, they, I say hi to how did this happen? How are you allowed to do this to our country? You look at trade deals where we lose on every one of them. Practically every one of them does not a trade deal. We have this any good in 25 billion here, 60 billion here with China, 375 billion loss a year. We rebuilt China money and they could have allowed that to happen. Our previous representatives – and I’m not just talking about President Obama, talking about many of them – how they could have allowed that to happen to our country is disgraceful, but with turning it around and when Frozen. You know really pretty final stages, we’ll see what happens. We’Re going to win either way. What are they going to win by getting a deal, and we also went and we don’t get a deal, because we do other things, but that we were put in this position and North Korea that’s moving along with what I came in. We were. There were missiles going all over the place, that was nuclear testing. Mountains will be moved over a little bit mountains. They said boy, that’s terrible, what’s happening over there, they thought it was earthquakes, but that’s not an earthquake. That’S called nuclear testing, but have a very good relationship with Kim Jong on. He just said the other day he looks forward. To more talk, talk is okay, talk is okay, they’ve been talking for a long time play we’ve been talkin that we were in Singapore. What a year ago – and so we’ve been doing this for a pretty short. Of time – they can talk in for many many years for decades and we’ve done a great job there too interesting with the media. It’S not moving fast enough or what about the last 40 years. Nobody talks about that before the years. They don’t talk about it with me. It’S like 9 months. Why isn’t it I don’t want it to move fast, doesn’t have to move fast right now, it’s moving along just perfectly and we good relationship the sanctions are on. We got our hostages back, we got our remains, are coming back and there’s a lot of constructive things. You can look at many other things: Middle East. We took over a hundred percent of the caliphate hundred percent Isis, Isis, California, and when I took over two and a half years ago, you look at that map and you see the Isis was all over the place and you never say you want cuz. You have a couple of whack job to go blow up a storm. People get killed a blow up something else. People get killed that crazy are wacky the bad people and we’re going to make sure it happens as little as possible, but you can never claim victory because you always have a nut job. Someplace, it’s going to do something. Okay, I don’t want to be in the position set a hundred percent. What we do have we have a hundred percent of the land of the area under percent. We took it over very quickly very quickly, but you always have somebody out there, so we don’t want to be put in the position where we say 100 % And then somebody gets killed by some add Maniac. So I will just tell you Minnesota, I’m with you, but thousand percent, not a hundred even Minnesota would say more importantly, I’m with this country a thousand percent okay, because we love our friends and great things are happening, and I just want to thank everybody for being Here today, very special day for me, I hope everything works out. We all want to extend our regards in our hopes, and God bless you to Paris, France, what they’re going through it’s just you’ll, go back and you’ll see. What’S what’s happening at you, it a very, very sad thing: I’ve! Never quite a manual! You take a look at this. This is one of the true catastrophes and hopefully they did better than they were doing when I left the plane, but it was not a good situation with respect to Notre dame-cathedral. Thank you all very it’s a great honour to be with you. Thank you. Thank you very much. President Trump’s roundtable focuses on tax reform and conversations over the U.S. economy as the president again refuses to release his tax returns. The trip to Minnesota is marred by controversy over the dramatic feud between Trump and freshman Democrat from Minnesota, Rep. Ilhan Omar.
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