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Grassley Discusses ‘…Booze or Women or Movies’ Comment

Posted: Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at 6:26 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

A Senator from Iowa is taking some heat after a remark he made about the estate tax over the weekend.

In an interview Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) said, “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.” When asked Monday how he explains this comment to women voters in Iowa, Grassley told KCII News, “Well, that’s just kind of a crude way of saying that people live, live, hand them out. See, it was interpreted as I don’t care about the average family working from pay check to pay check, and I was talking about the person that’s maybe making $100,000, or $200,000, or a million just living a high lifestyle, that’s all I was saying.”

The tax reform bill passed the Senate over the weekend. The next step will be for the House and Senate to go to conference on the bill. Grassley expects something to be on the president’s desk to be signed before Christmas.