A Hunger Games World
Class Warfare is Alive and Well
- Sen. Grassley's dumb ass stupid remark just illustrates how the Establishment Oligarchs in both parties have lost all contact with the average Joe who works for a living. Our "representatives" only represent the Elites.
- Personally I believe we are rapidly moving into a Hunger Games world of extreme wealth and extreme poverty. Technology is abolishing jobs by the tens of millions. Welcome to a Brave New World of eternal poverty, EBT cards and section 8 housing.
(HuffPost) - In an astonishing defense of dropping “death taxes” for individual estates worth more than $5.5 million, GOP Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley implied that people not currently affected by that tax are “spending every darn penny ... on booze or women.”
“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 told the Des Moines Register in an interview published Saturday.
Grassley’s comment triggered a wave of criticism on social media. Many complained that the working class is, in fact, spending “every darn penny” on raising their kids, caring for elderly parents, health care and putting food on the table.
One Twitter user complained that the GOP was turning America into a version of “The Hunger Games.”
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