Joe Biden Straight Up Lies About Trump and the Payroll Tax, But Gets Nailed by His Own Actions

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at the William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Last week, President Donald Trump nuked the Democrats, after they refused to come to an agreement to extend virus relief. Trump issued four executive orders that left Democrats stuck and babbling as to how to respond since they couldn’t really challenge them legally and they were popular with Americans.

-Suspend Payroll Tax through remainder of 2020, for those making less than $100,000.00, retroactive to August 1st. If reelected, his intent is to make these payroll tax cuts permanent.

-Continue the moratorium on evictions, while providing financial assistance to renters.

-Extend unemployment benefits at a rate of $400.00/week, $200.00 less than previous plan. This gets rid of the “stay home” incentive by making work more attractive.

-Defer Student Loan Payments.

Challenging them would be very bad optics of denying Americans relief.

That left Joe Biden ‘stuck between a rock and a hard basement,’ as we reported at the time, citing Josh Blackman’s term in Reason for the position within which Biden found himself.

So how is Joe going to dig himself out of that predicament?

Lie about what the president actually said, apparently.


That of course is not what he said. He said he would be deferring the payroll tax through December. That puts money in pockets now when it is most needed, it puts money in the pocket of the employers who then can use it to retain your job or hire other people. This is for those under $100,000 so no, it’s not helping the rich which is what Democrats falsely say about virtually everything.

Democrats blocked or delayed relief multiple times already.

Not only that Democrats and Biden specifically are hypocrites considering what they have said about payroll cuts in the past under Barack Obama.

According to Stephen Kent who consults for a bipartisan employment policy group:

Payroll taxes are the largest taxes two thirds of Americans pay. They’re regressive (income above $137,700 is exempt), and they’re distortionary, meaning they artificially raise hiring costs and undermine job growth, which we desperately need now. Cutting them puts more money in the pockets of more workers than any other tax cut, and boosts job and economic growth, which is why previous presidents enthusiastically cut or suspended them during downturns, including George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

Yes, Biden is attacking Trump although Biden himself has touted the benefit of a payroll tax cut in the past.


There’s more. While he doesn’t want to give Americans that relief, he managed to avoid paying payroll taxes, apparently not giving a darn about Social Security, by his own rules.

Not to mention how he’s tried to cut Social Security in the past.

So yes, Joe Biden, please do go down this road and get destroyed over it.


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