The last key economic snapshot before Election Day fell short of expectations, with the U.S. economy adding 161,000 jobs in October. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump referred to the report as “disastrous.” Gov. Mike Pence, (R-Ind.), the Republican vice presidential candidate, weighed in on the jobs report and how a Trump administration would spur growth for the U.S. economy and job market.
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“People all across the heartland know that we can do better, we can be stronger, we can be more prosperous, but this jobs report again today just confirms the fact that Hillary Clinton’s plan to essentially do more of the same failed economic policies of the last seven-and-a-half years is the wrong direction for America,” Pence told the FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney.
Pence then detailed why he believes Trump’s economic plan would lead Americans to greater prosperity.
“Donald Trump has a plan to get this economy moving again the way that Ronald Reagan got it moving in the 1980s by cutting taxes across the board, lowering business taxes, having a rollback of regulations, repealing Obamacare, having smarter and tougher trade deals. The American people know we can be more prosperous but they know it’s going to take real change and that comes when Donald Trump becomes President of the United States.”
According to Pence, the success of his economic plan as governor of Indiana was a key factor in Trump’s decision to choose him as his running mate.
“We’ve made some progress in Indiana, but it’s all been in spite of what’s coming out of Washington, D.C. In Indiana, we cut taxes, we had a moratorium on regulations, just like Donald Trump is planning on the first day of his administration. We’ve invested in education, particularly workforce education. This is all what Donald Trump’s going to bring to Washington, D.C., when he becomes president.
Pence then weighed in on the unity of the Republican Party as Election Day approaches.
“I really do believe that Republicans are coming home. They’re coming home to elect Donald Trump as the next president, they’re coming home to reelect Republican majorities in the House and Senate and they’re coming home to make sure Hillary Clinton is never elected President of the United States.”