Estate tax opponents enjoy public benefits but want free ride

Commentary | April 6, 2005 | By John Burbank | Tacoma News Tribune

Estate taxes are not taxes on people. They are taxes on a transfer of property from the deceased. Proponents of the estate tax realize that in our country, we are expected to earn our living, not have it handed to us. Opponents, those who have already enjoyed the privileges of wealth as the children of the wealthy, want a free ride.

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