Ryan praises Jakes Electric, tax cuts in Clinton


Standing in front of a bus stamped with the slogan “Tax Cuts Work,” House Speaker Paul Ryan plugged Jakes Electric in Clinton as the poster child for small businesses.

“They are the perfect, perfect story of the American idea, the American Dream,” Ryan said. “Work hard. Play by the rules. Pay your taxes.”

As Ryan paused, the crowd of about 70 laughed.

“And then just see a business grow.”

Ryan spoke Friday afternoon in the warehouse of Jakes Electric, where the bombastic tour bus stood as the backdrop.