Archive for April 2007

Kill The Death Tax. Don't Wound It.

Having started to work right here in the National Press Club more than 40 years ago, I’ve finally discovered a tax cut liberals and conservatives can rally around. What does TV star Oprah Winfrey and President Bush have in common? They both detest the death tax, Miss Winfrey having famously said on her TV show prior to starting her own foundation she found it “irritating to say the least” that after paying half her income in taxes while alive, Uncle Sam was waiting for as much as 55% of her after-tax assets upon her death. And President Bush has time and again promised to sign death tax repeal legislation, so here’s an issue liberals and conservatives are able to rally around.

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