By Sahid Fawaz

In today's installment of insane, elitist things said by a Republican, we present the senator from Iowa.

Politico.com reports:

"Sen. Chuck Grassley defended his party's tax plan this weekend saying that plans to reduce or eliminate the estate tax mean that people will use their money more wisely.

'I think not having the estate tax recognizes the people that are investing,' Grassley (R-Iowa) told the Des Moines Register, 'as opposed to those that are just spending every darn penny they have, whether it’s on booze or women or movies.'

Grassley chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee and is a previous chairman of the and current member of the Senate Finance Committee, an influential panel that played a major role in writing the chamber's plan. The seven-term senator was being interviewed for a Des Moines Register report on the impact of the estate tax.

Republicans have long attacked the estate tax, often referring to it as the 'death tax,' and their various tax plans would greatly scale it back or eliminate it. The tax is based on the transfer of property when someone dies, if an estate exceeds a certain amount. The Des Moines Register report determined that few family farmers or small business owners end up having to pay the estate tax and those who do pay are rarely forced to sell their land or quit farming."

For the rest of the story, check out the entire article at Politico.com here.

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-1 #5 Jason dillon 2017-12-05 07:54
Filthy elitist scum need to have their assets nationalized if they don't possess enough common decency to show their gratitude to this country by paying their fair share of taxes. Instead they spout phony patriotism because it doesn't take from their purses. And with professional "bone spur doctors" it doesn't take from their families.
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+1 #4 James E Benbow jr. 2017-12-04 15:58
Are you for real? I thought. King Trump was crazy as hell but you take the cake. You are one self entitled A** hole.
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0 #3 Jim McMahon 2017-12-04 14:02
How the 1% invests some of their money...

The scene at the pool, described in a Tyco interoffice e-mail, featured an ice sculpture based on Michelangelo's David. An e-mail written by the event's party planner describes a scene in which "a waiter is pouring Stoli vodka into his [the statue David's] back so it comes out his penis into a crystal glass."
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+6 #2 Carol Zess 2017-12-04 06:00
So people are poor because they spend every penny they earn. You are right. It’s because they aren’t paid a living wage, pay higher taxes and have people, like you, in congress who have no idea who they are representing. You are a disgraceful person who is following the worst president we have ever had.
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+3 #1 Elpidio 2017-12-03 21:00
If I had as much money as they do. I would buy me a private plane and a yacht like they have. Really spend the money on booze so you're telling me that the rich don't go out and party. They have outrageous parties one of their parties cost could last me for over a year. Get back into reality you idiot
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