Today is National Manufacturing Day—and that gives me the opportunity to talk about two of my favorite things: Wisconsin and tax reform.
Harley-Davidson is a proud “Made in America” company. And for over 100 years, they’ve also been a “Made in Wisconsin” company. That’s why I was so excited to make a pit stop at their Menomonee Falls, WI factory to not only see how Harley assembles their engines, but to talk with workers on the factory floor about what tax reform will mean for them.
These hogs, made in America, are taxed at about 35%. But Harley competes against companies like Triumph in England and BMW in Germany who are taxed at 18 and 24%, respectively. And as a result, American business and American jobs are being put at a big competitive disadvantage.
Tax reform can fix that by putting American manufacturers and American companies like Harley-Davidson on a much better footing to compete in the global economy and keep jobs here in America.
More jobs, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks for workers—that’s what this is all about.
You can watch a video of my visit here.