FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 8, 2018
MCLINKO STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT’S SPEECH
“President Donald Trump’s speech today underlined his dedication to making rural America a more prosperous place to live. His Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, in concert with his focus on a muscular energy policy and rural broadband, will have a profound impact on central Pennsylvania. That’s why this is Trump Country.
Energy connects and fuels rural America: the shale energy revolution has saved family farms while the cost of fuel continues to decrease. But the President is right to focus also on rural broadband, which is often unaddressed by service providers. This is a true crisis in many farming communities, but here in Bradford County we are leading Pennsylvania by developing a partnership and network that benefits both rural citizens and internet providers.
With these massive tax cuts led by a president who is focused on supporting middle class farmers and families, rural America sits at a threshold of prosperity that we have not seen in generations.”