Monday, December 04, 2017

I thought a tax code that encourages people to spend their tax breaks is what we want

Chuck Grassley's now well-derided statement is just weird. Even if we put aside the ridiculous stereotype of and seeming bigotry against non-rich people, or his casual sexism for his tacit assumption that the only actors that matter are men,1 isn't people spending as much of their money as they can good for the economy?

Also, if he is going to lather a moral judgment over how he imagines people spend their money, why is spending money on movies in the same category as spending it on alcohol and prostitutes?

1- Who else would be "spending every damn penny on... women"? Well, I guess prostitution-seeking lesbians, but I really doubt that is what he was thinking of.