The Washington Post reports:
As Republicans continue to sell the details of their tax bill, some are reaching for more colorful language to liven up complex policies that tend to put the average voter to sleep.
Case in point: Over the weekend Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) hashed over the plan with his home state’s Des Moines Register. Turning to the party’s idea to do away with the estate tax, Grassley framed the current law as a hindrance to responsible saving.
“I think not having the estate tax recognizes the people that are investing,” Grassley told the Register. “As opposed to those that are just spending every darn penny they have, whether it’s on booze or women or movies.”
Darn straight, Sen. Grassley.
if we gave that money in middle class tax cuts, they’d just waste it on hookers and blow.
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) December 3, 2017
GOP Sen Grassley defends slashing taxes on multimlllion dollar estates as reward for those who invest rather than “spending every darn penny they have on booze or women or movies.” tell me again who looks down on working-class in middle America? https://t.co/nwuxwT14GF
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) December 3, 2017
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) December 3, 2017
— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) December 3, 2017