Take a look at some of the misleading guidelines in this ad blitz.
Biden says in one of his advertisements that Trump “proposes to eliminate almost half the tax.” [of] Social security with no way to make up for lost income. ”
First facts: While it is true that Trump has recommended the removal of the pay tax, his comments are confusing. He said he would forgive any deferred payroll tax and remove the tax altogether. Trump has suggested that the economic growth tax will offset the cost of elimination, which is highly questionable.
“Stop Wage Tax”
At an August 12 press conference, he said that if Trump is re-elected, “we will cut the wage tax, so it will be more than $ 5,000 per family.”
At an earlier press conference, Trump said that if elected, “all deferred wage taxes, in no way, in any form or form, will affect Social Security – money will come entirely from public funds.”
Then, John Roberts of Fox News asked Trump, “If you abolished the payroll permanently, how would you pay for Social Security?”
“We take it out of public funds,” Trump said, then suggesting that “huge” economic growth would offset the loss of wage taxes.
In addition, only Congress can stop the wage tax, which is unclear, and the difficulty in mobilizing the Democrat-controlled House and Senate behind such a proposal makes it unclear how Trump will get out of the tax by the end of this year.
“Why do we allow Pita to kill countless American businesses, jobs and our economic future?” The ad continues.
First facts: This is incorrect. Biden responded to an imaginary situation, not proposing a national strike.
The clip comes from an ABC interview on August 21, where Biden was asked what he would do if experts told him to close the country if he were president. Biden said, “I’ll close it and ask the scientists.”
Biden did not suggest that the United States should close now. In addition, the president cannot unilaterally close the country. They can provide guidance and take other action, but their power to control what states impose is limited.
CNN’s Tara Subramaniam contributed to this article.