OK - so the seemingly brain dead shenanigans about the payroll taxes may simply be Stephen Moore’s plan to abolish social security. One might think that a president being entirely dependent on the votes from uneducated white old men would shy away from such policies, but it would fit into the increasingly dominant narrative where he no longer cares about votes at all. Because he will remain in charge whatever the outcome may be of a November election (if one is held).
I follow your commentary here, just as I follow trade discussions in The Economist and monetary policy in the FT (yes, I am trying to needle Paul a little, hehe!).
And being a gambler at heart, I'll make you an offer.
If Biden wins in November and Trump departs, however ungracefully, but on schedule,* I will invite you and your family to a dinner in the city at a fine restaurant of your choice. Of course, we have to see about Covid precautions, restaurant policies, and such interstate travel at that point, but we can figure something out.
It would be delightful (not a losing bet - a winning one!) and now one more thing to look forward to as the People go to the Polls in a few months. : )
no need to answer right away - it can just be a standing bet (in place of Saratoga, which is where I would normally be right now, except for the virus and some problems with racing these days).
*The US Congress is scheduled to certify the electoral result on January 5, 2021, and the new or incumbent president and vice president will be inaugurated on January 20, 2021.