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Letter: Why I won't benefit from estate tax repeal

To the Editor:

I’m never going to benefit from the repeal of the estate tax (better known as the death tax), and Sen. Chuck Grassley made it quite clear why I won’t.

Grassley proclaimed, “I would reward those that invest as opposed to those that spend every darn penny on booze, women and movies.”  

I consider myself successful, but not wealthy. I have to admit that I’ve imbibed and on occasion overindulged, and for that I apologize to Grassley. The senator’s point about women may be well-taken; I’ve been married for 45 years, and it’s cost me a fortune. I realize I could have been investing in capital ventures, but I decided to invest in my children’s college educations, and for that I feel foolish.

I didn’t get the movie thing right away, but it dawned on me what the senator was getting at; sitting three hours in a movie theater breeds laziness, and as we all know, idle hands are the devil’s workshop.

To the esteemed and sanctimonious senator from Iowa, thank you for pointing out my shortcomings and why I won’t be a 1 percenter; I can only hope I’m the heir to a fortune and they haven’t lost my contact information.

Steve Moore

Cary

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