Grassley has previously spoken out against the estate tax, and has previously sponsored legislation to abolish the tax entirely. "It's harder than ever for families to pass down the family-run farm or business from one generation to the next". The Death Tax Repeal Act of 2017 would finally end this purely punitive tax that has the potential to hit family farms, ranches, and businesses as the result of the owner's death.
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They also have won five straight games against the Bengals, most recently on October 22. Meantime, the Steelers might have to play without Pro Bowl receiver Antonio Brown .
Grassley's new justification drew swift criticism on social media, with Democrats decrying the comments as unfairly criticizing how taxpayers spend their money. "If we gave that money in middle class tax cuts, they'd just waste it on hookers and blow, right?", Jesse Ferguson, a former spokesperson for Hillary Clinton, tweeted.
Twitter users have been responding to Grassley's remarks.
He now says his opposition to the estate tax is because it is a double tax on someone's earnings, not because the wealthy deserve rewards for their spending habits.