Taxes

“I’m not going to comment on whether it is a real thing”

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Remember when Trump announced he would cut taxes for the middle class just prior to the midterm election?

Whatever happened with that?

We know Trump's middle class tax cut was never real, but it's so much more amusing when Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin pretends he doesn't know what time of day it is.

The Trump administration is setting aside a middle-class tax cut and planning to focus its tax efforts next year on fixing mistakes in the 2017 overhaul, according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. [...]

I’m not going to comment on whether it is a real thing or not a real thing,” Mnuchin said in a roundtable interview Tuesday at Bloomberg’s Washington office. “I’m saying for the moment we have other things we’re focused on.”

It's okay, Steve, everyone knows it's not a real thing. You can just say that.

  • muselet

    Steve Mnuchin is trying hard not to admit that Donald Trump’s middle-class tax cut was never more that a transparent fraud, and doing a terrible job of it.

    He needs to take lessons from Rudy “I don’t think I said nobody signed it” Giuliani on how to lie with panache.

    –alopecia

  • David Greenberg

    Seeya Steve. Another turd about to exit the swamp.

  • Georgie

    “I’m not going to comment on whether it is a real thing or not a real thing,” The whole trump debacle in one quote.

    • JMAshby

      It’s right up there with the Tea Party-era “not intended to be a factual statement”