Friday, September 02, 2005

The Right's Mantra: I've Got Mine, Screw You

Amazingly, with everything else that's going on, the Republicans in the Senate are giving priority to the repeal of the estate tax, a move which will not only reduce the government's revenue at a time when it is desperately needed, but deal a body blow to charities across the country.

For years, the Republican right-wing has been waging a particularly dishonest propaganda campaign of sheer damned lies on this issue, calling it the "death tax" instead of what it is, and saying that it routinely ruins farmers and small businessmen--even though they can't find any credible examples of the estate tax having done so. This is a move to consolidate the establishment of permanent ruling class in the United States.

The Center for American Progress has a comprehensive examination of the estate tax here.

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