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Estate Tax

Norman Ornstein has a nice ed piece on the estate tax. He makes the point that eliminating the estate tax would remove the incentive for charitable giving by the wealthy.

The ‘Death Tax’ Should Be Reformed – Not Eliminated
Dramatic reductions in the estate tax are good politics and good policy. Elimination of the estate tax may turn out to be good politics, especially if Republicans continue successfully to redefine it as a death tax. But it is bad and counterproductive policy.


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