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Workers Seeing Higher Wages, More Benefits and Job Opportunities Due to “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”

By at 16 April, 2018, 1:59 pm

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At a Rose Garden event yesterday, President Donald Trump welcomed workers from across America to hear their stories about how the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” was positively impacting their finances, families and lives.  SBE Council member Brittany Saxton, owner of 600 Downtown in Bellefontaine, OH was on hand, along with a delegation of our small business members and their employees, where she stood at the podium to share her story.

Brittany Saxton (center in her white “pizza chef” coat) prepares to speak in the Rose Garden on the dais with President Trump.

“With the [tax] reductions, I’ve been able to open my second restaurant, provide insurance and health benefits for my key managers in my company, and I’ve really seen a huge increase in our downtown, Main Street economy…” 

Brittany Saxton (pictured above in white pizza chef coat)
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600 Downtown
Bellefonatine, OH 

Here are Brittany’s full remarks, which follow the President’s introduction (full transcript courtesy of the White House.)

THE PRESIDENT:  That’s beautiful.  And, you know, very importantly, the roads are getting a lot better.  Did you notice?  Those roads are getting better.  The truckers were not too happy with the roads.  They’re getting a lot better.

Also with us is Brittany Saxton, the owner of Six Hundred Downtown, a pizzeria in Bellefontaine, Ohio.  I hear it’s great pizza, too.  I heard from a friend of mine — they say it’s great.  Where is the pizza?  (Laughter.)  Where’s Brittany?  Brittany, how good is the pizza?  I’ve heard great things.  You have to bring it with you next time.  Right?

So, Brittany, tell us about what the tax cuts have done for your business, and what they’ve done for your family and you.  Please.

Thank you very much.  Thank you.  (Applause.)

MS. SAXTON:  President Trump, my name is Brittany Saxton.  I want to thank you for your leadership on tax cuts.  I started my very first job doing dishes in my hometown pizzeria where I have worked hard and earned opportunities to work up to food prep, waiting tables, and a manager and lead as my team.

Today, I’m the proud owner of that pizzeria and very thankful for my tax cuts.  With the reductions, I’ve been able to open my second restaurant, provide insurance and health benefits for my key managers in my company, and I’ve really seen a huge increase in our downtown, Main Street economy boost.

So thank you, Mr. President.

Read SBE Council’s media release here, which includes photos at the event and other stories of how the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” is benefitting small businesses and their employees.

MORE PHOTOS:

Jason Duff (L), Founder of Bellefontaine Ohio Properties and Adam Rammel (R), Owner of Brewfontaine prepare to walk into the Rose Garden with SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan.

Entrepreneurs Jason Duff and Adam Rammel give 600 Downtown a little free publicity at 1600 Pensylvania Avenue. 

Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) could not wait to meet Brittany to tell her what a fabulous job she did speaking at the event in the Rose Garden.

 

 

 

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