Estate Taxes and Min Wage Bill Are Assinine
Senate GOPers are forcing a vote on both cutting estate taxes and increasing the minimum wage. the idea is apparently a political ploy to force Dems to approve the estate tax cut if they want to raise the min wage. But, does this not also force supporters of cutting the estate tax to support the assinine minimum wage increase?
I would vote "NO" if given the opportunity.
As I have written time and again, any government mandated wage increase prices the lowest end workers out of jobs. That is a morally insupportable bill. Equally morally insupportable is the proposal to mainatin the estate tax. Americans have an inherent property right to provide their estate to whomever they wish, charities, heirs or strippers they just met before dying. We pay taxes every step of the way during our lives on income, capital gains and interest on savings and should not then be fleeced after we die. And the less than Kennedy's who actually build businesses should not be forced to liquidate to pay these unconscionable taxes.
These Republican politicians are too clever by half. If only there were some alternative....