Well, keep those promises in your back pocket, because you’re not going to effing believe this.
“At the end of the year, on the assumption that I win, I’m going to terminate the payroll tax,” Trump said during a press briefing at the White House. “We’ll be paying into Social Security through the general fund.”
Oh, and how will he replenish the Social Security Trust Fund if he completely eliminates payroll taxes — which currently fund Social Security benefits? Well, this is Donald Trump we’re talking about, so you just know he’s thoroughly accounted for every possible contingency.
Without those taxes, Trump said funding for the popular programs will be taken from general government revenues.
When questioned on that strategy given the massive deficits currently facing the federal government, the president responded that it will be doable because the U.S. economy is “going to have tremendous growth.”
By the way, Trump never even achieved 3 percent growth before the U.S. economy cratered on his watch — in part because of his worthless response to the coronavirus pandemic. And the latest GDP number? Oh, here it is: negative 32.9 percent.
In other words, if Trump is reelected, your retirement will hinge on the billowing brain methane of the dumbest man ever to hold high elected office.
By the way, in case you hadn’t noticed, Trump is a bit behind in his quest to completely eliminate the national debt, which now stands at more than $26 trillion — thanks in large part to, well, Donald Trump.
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