Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Orrin Hatch of Utah recently engaged in class warfare by attacking poor Americans.
During a defense of the GOP tax reform bill, which gives corporations massive permanent tax breaks but only gives individuals small tax breaks until 2025, Hatch attacked poor Americans who need federal programs:
I have a rough time wanting to spend billions and billions and trillions of dollars to help people who won’t help themselves, won’t lift a finger, and expect the federal government to do everything,
Grassley also defended the GOP tax reform bill, which repeals the estate tax, a major break for wealthy families, to the Des Moines Register. Grassley claimed other people just spend all their money on booze, women and movies:
I think not having the estate tax 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.
Grassley did not mention that under the current tax law exempts estates up to $5.49 million (individual) or almost $11 million (married couple).
The GOP tax bill doubles the exemption to almost $11 million for individuals and $22 million for married couples.