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Pence talks up tax cuts in Florida visit

The vice president stopped by an Orlando manufacturing company and headlined a Florida GOP dinner.

Vice President Mike Pence was in Florida on Thursday talking about the newly unveiled tax cut plan and headlining the Republican Party of Florida's Statesman Dinner. This comes from our friends at the Orlando Sentinel:

Vice President Mike Pence promised "across-the-board" tax cuts for small businesses, working families and small farmers during a speech and round-table discussion Thursday at an Orlando boat manufacturing company.

"We're going to save people time. We're going to save people money. We're going to simplify the tax code, once and for all," said Pence, touting the Republican tax plan unveiled earlier in the day in Washington, D.C.

The GOP plan would slash the corporate tax rate, lower the cap on mortgage interest deductions, eliminate deductions for state and local income taxes and cap property tax deductions but leave untouched the popular 401(k) retirement plans.

Pence was joined in Orlando by Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Purdue on a tour of Correct Craft, a business near Orlando International Airport.

Following his remarks there, Pence and his motorcade arrived at the Grand Floridian Resort at Walt Disney World, where he addressed the Republican Party of Florida's Statesman's Dinner.

The speech was closed to the news media, but Republican state Rep. Mike Miller, running next year for Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy's seat in Congress, said Pence again praised the Republican tax plan and also addressed Tuesday's terror attack in New York City that left eight people dead.

"I appreciate what the vice president said," Miller said. "We really do need to be taking a hard look at how we handle who is coming into our country, and what that means."

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