Vice President Mike Pence touts tax cuts during metro Detroit visit

RICHESTER, Mich. (WXYZ) - Vice President Mike Pence told a crowd that President Trump’s tax cuts benefits Michigan. He was in Rochester touring a construction site.

Pence took a tour of a construction company’s new headquarters.

Pence landed in Michigan around 11:30 am Friday, first making his way to a campaign fundraising event for Attorney General Bill Schuette in Birmingham.

Then he visited the construction site.

“Rochester is rolling. Michigan is back and America is coming back and we’re just getting started,” Pence told a crowd.

Pence said Rewold and Son, Inc. is the perfect example of those benefiting from President Trump’s tax cuts. The 100-year-old family commercial construction company hired 20 to 30 more workers with benefits since the tax break.

Frank Rewold explained,“A. We’ve been hiring. B. We’ve paid really good bonuses and C. We’ve doubled our profit sharing.”

“Between $2,000 to $8,000 a year more in the income and the paychecks of the employees of this great company,” Pence added.

Before the speech, Pence toured the construction site, shaking hands with workers.

Meanwhile outside the site, a group of protestors held signs, speaking out against a variety of issues like the environment, families being separated at the border and health care costs.

“If they eliminate pre-existing conditions from the Affordable Care Act and it’s going to be even worse, people all over the country are already seeing their premiums sky rocket,” protestor Bruce Fealk said.

Pence did not speak about any topic other than the tax cut, but he did take a jab at both Michigan senators.

“When it came to cutting your taxes both your senators actually voted no,” he said. “I believe Michigan deserves better.”

After Pence’s speech, he did not take questions from reporters.

After the event, he made his way to Ohio.

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