Senator Slammed for ‘Booze and Women’ Comment Amid Call for ‘All-Out Blitz’ to Stop #GOPTaxScam

As grassroots groups urge increased pressure on members of Congress to stop the #GOPTaxScam from becoming law, a pair of Democratic lawmakers on Monday were among those to shoot down a top Republican’s defense of ending a tax that benefits a small group of super wealthy—the estate tax.

The House bill phases out the tax entirely, while the Senate version, passed on Saturday, doubles the amount of inheritance exempt from the tax.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) told the Des Moines Register that ending the tax, which affects estates valued at $5.5 million for individuals and $11 million for couples, “recognizes the people that are investing as opposed to those that are just spending every darn penny they have, whether it’s on booze or women or movies.”

via Senator Slammed for ‘Booze and Women’ Comment Amid Call for ‘All-Out Blitz’ to Stop #GOPTaxScam | Common Dreams

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