Thursday, August 25, 2005

Dead but not gone

The U.S. Senate is about to do it to us again. Despite President Bush's desire to make the repeal of the Death Tax permanent, Senate Republicans are now working out a deal with Democrats that would "greatly reduce", but not do away with, the unpopular tax. Why compromise? Because Republicans claim that they do not have the votes needed to stop a filibuster if they were to put a permanent repeal on the table. This would mean that only one year after the full repeal finally kicks-in, the tax would suddenly come back at the full rate.

Was term limits such a terrible idea?

Estate Tax May Not Be Repealed for Good

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