A Quick Pit Stop
September 25, 2017 | Speaker Ryan Press Office | https://spkrryan.us/2jWAKOp
Founded in Milwaukee, WI in 1903, Harley-Davidson is as intertwined with the Wisconsin culture as Miller beer, cheese curds, and the Green Bay Packers. Last week, Speaker Ryan made a pit stop at Harley’s Powertrain Operations facility in Menomonee Falls, WI (just outside of Milwaukee). Harley is also one of the many American companies being handicapped by our current tax system.
Like many American companies, Harley competes on a global stage. Two of its competitors, Triumph in England and BMW in Germany, are taxed at 18 percent and 24 percent respectively. Harley is essentially handicapped against its competitors with a statutory tax rate of 35 percent. Pro-growth tax reform that significantly lowers that rate will not only make American companies more competitive, but will raise wages and create more jobs.
Here are seven photos from the Speaker’s recent pit stop in Menomonee Falls, where he toured the facility and spoke with Harley’s executive leadership team about how tax reform can help make companies like Harley more globally competitive.
Watch Speaker Ryan’s remarks at Harley-Davidson here.