“I think not having the estate tax recognizes the people that are investing,” Grassley said, “as opposed to those that are just spending every darn penny they have, whether it’s on booze or women or movies.” Senator Grassley’s comment besides being an insult to hardworking Americans, shows a lack of knowledge about basic economics. It also shows the dark heart of the Republican Party.
This is the 3rd time they have pulled off a theft of more than a trillion dollars of the country’s wealth for their wealthy donors and set it up so the bill, (this debt was put on the Government credit card), will be paid by the children of the poor and middle class.
Unless the poor and middle class put their differences aside and vote their financial interests instead of other distractions, Republicans will do it again. They are already saying that the debt, piled up by them in this theft, will make it necessary to cut Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security, food stamps etc.
.Remember Mitt Romney’s comment about the 47%? He said that,” 47% of the people would not vote for him, the 47% that were takers.” That 47 % includes retired Government workers, people receiving Social Security, Military Veterans, Cops and anyone receiving money from the Government whether earned or not!
Forget any notion that the Republican Party cares about the country! They only care about the country’s wealth and how much of it that they can steer their way. The top earners on the economic ladder own more than 84% of the country’s wealth as it is now! Republicans want it all and care not whether it hurts the country or your family!
Republicans should remember what happened to Marie Antoinette, and she didn’t even say, “Let them eat cake”!