There is this angle "and" the angle of releasing a not ready vaccine prior to the election.
The reinforcing of nuclear tweets and raunchy comments (aka soldiers and losers) are solely meant as a litmus test for polling people in the base to see how into team Trump they are.
Secondly, they know for them to win, those that are liberal and DNC have to appear so toxic that no one will listen.
As for the taxation? Sadly I believe with the last stimulus push, which was necessary, this maybe the nails in the coffin for the 2020's ...
Push the taxes up, and when combined with the health care costs (silent taxes) that will get pushed down on Americans. If the DNC comes into power, the economy will stall and die.
Only 1/4 of the Americans that are currently working have a decent job. Prior to this mess, 14.5 million Americans were responsible for 70% of the tax revenue for which we were short on average $900 billion a year for the last 20 years.
Folks will ask for a socialism bent or public based jobs programs, but the problem is that is only funded by printing toilet paper money or trying to squeeze money and assets from that top 10% of tax payers, which I believe (from memory) means $80K-$105K income bracket and higher.
I am not trying to infer a people are lazy if poor mentality, but the reality is this. Prior to 40 million people in the labor pool "fading".
1/2 of Americans didn't file a tax return
1/2 of American that file had a negative tax rate to a peak of 3% effective federal tax rates
Folks will talk to the rich not paying their fair share and they maybe correct, but what the media did not see is this bias/belief was found to be false.
10-15% payment for the top 1% is 3-4x the tax percentage. The other nasty thing is the 2-10%, effective tax rate is 20-22%. Do note this does not include on average Social Security payments.
The 3% effective tax rate above means, those that put 6% or so in are having 3% refunded to them too.
My view is simple to this problem. Flat + VAT + UBI
Everything (and I mean everything gets taxed). That means those wall street quants that execute micro transactions get taxed. Food and everything. Also, no deductibles.
Put programs in (UBI) that protects people for food and shelter and basic needs (health care/single payer), and let the tax code percentages float to the needs of the populace. Don't use the tax code to do social good.
As for social security, it is truly dead in the water. Why? All the actuary assessments presume a minimum birth rate of 2.1:1 for Americans and it's core plan was 3:1. We only have met that twice since 1973.
Frankly the defunding of America happened, when we made a toxic environment for women and men and those that wanted to have children.
We now have not enough people to support $5 trillion in fake chits for the Baby Boomer Generation who failed to make enough children or save.
Karma is coming and 2020 just opened up Pandora's box. This is why we need all Americans to come together to fix this, because if we don't? We all fail.