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Blunt holds round table discussions on tax cuts

Blunt held roundtable discussions on the tax cuts and toured Porta-King Building Systems in Montgomery City. (Mark Slavit/KRCG 13)

Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt continued to show support for President Trump’s tax cuts Tuesday after visiting two mid-Missouri businesses.

Blunt held roundtable discussions on the tax cuts and toured Jahobow Industries in Owensville and Porta-King Building Systems in Montgomery City.

“There are two ways to increase people's pay. One is to take less money out of it," Blunt said. "The other is to have a better economy where employees are doing all they can to be sure they are going to attract and keep the best possible workforce. I think we are seeing both of those things happen.”

Blunt said Montgomery City’s manufacturer of portable buildings was a perfect example of how the tax cuts helped Missouri’s economy.

He also said the new tax code boosted paychecks and helped Missouri families kept more of what they earned.

Blunt told Montgomery City community leaders the tax cuts allowed Missouri companies to reinvest in their workforce with bonuses, higher wages, and enhanced benefits.

Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill defended her vote against President Trump’s tax cuts saying the federal tax cuts benefited the rich and hurt the middle class.

Blunt planned to be at the State Capitol Building on Wednesday morning to deliver remarks to the Missouri General Assembly.

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