Trump: 'America First' Means Putting American Truckers First
President Donald Trump on Wednesday pitched his tax plan to truckers at an event in Middletown, Pennsylvania, saying, "America first means putting American truckers first."
During the 45-minute address, singled out Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express and chairman of the American Trucking Association.
“Kevin says if Congress passes our tax relief and reform plan, he will be able to invest in new equipment and additional training,” Trump said. “He wants to create more American jobs. We are helping him do exactly that.”
On "Fox & Friends" this morning, Burch said he's optimistic that Congress will pass Trump's tax plan, which would be a boost to the U.S. economy and the trucking industry.
He explained that many of the companies in the American Trucking Association are small businesses, and a cut to business taxes would greatly help them, because there would be more products to deliver and more contracts to fill.
Burch said these proposed tax cuts remind him of what President Ronald Reagan was able to accomplish, and he predicts similar economic growth if lawmakers take swift action.
"The bottom line is: We want to reinvest. There's new technology, new tractors, new trailers. Those are things that so many of us have been hesitant to invest in," Burch said.
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