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Nickname for the 1986 law championed by Bob Dole primarily for the benefit of his million-dollar benefactors Ernest and Julio Gallo.

The Center for Public Integrity has estimated that the bill has allowed the Gallo dynasty to dodge over $100 million in taxes. Specifically, it allows any person to give up to $2 million per year as a gift to each grandchild without the money being taxed.

Without Dole's help, the Gallos would have been able to give only $1 million per year tax-free to each of their over 20 grandchildren.

SOURCE: http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/analysis/time/9609/23/dole.shtml

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