[FoRK] A plea for the death tax

Russell Turpin russell.turpin at gmail.com
Mon Feb 23 12:21:30 PST 2009

On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 1:10 PM, Kevin Elliott <k-elliott at wiu.edu> wrote:
> My objection to the death tax is 100% moral.  I think the idea that in the
> midst of any families struggles with the death of a loved one the government
> would show up and say "Oh, we'd like our pound of flesh now", goulish and
> repugnant. ...

How is it any worse than your executor filing a final income tax
return, as is now required?

Others have pointed out the impracticality of trading an income tax
for a death tax. My proposal wasn't serious. But neither is your

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