Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Death, Taxes, and George W. Bush

Howard Gleckman has an article in Business Week that's worth reading: Death, Taxes, and George W. Bush. Basically, Bush's new budget would eliminate the estate tax ("... this year, of the 2.4 million people who are expected to die, only about 6,500 estates will be subject to the tax"). But it would also eliminate the Social Security death benefit of $255 that poor people use to help pay for funerals. Real compassionate, you fucking fucks.

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