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Obama Estate Tax

Save the Estate Tax by Smartly Dedicating Its Funds

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

If liberals want to preserve the estate tax, the most progressive tax of all, they need to dedicate its revenues to a specific program, not just deficit reduction. But not all programs are created equal.

Dems Undermining Obama In Contentious Push

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

(Repeats to additional subscribers) * Rural-state Democrats differ with president on estate tax * Clock ticking on tax's...

Why Progressives Should Want to End the Estate Tax, Too

Scott Drenkard | Posted 11.13.2012 | DC
Scott Drenkard

One of the less talked about components of "Fiscal Cliff" that will have to be considered by lawmakers before the end of the year is the pending hike in the estate tax.

Obama-GOP Deal Exempts Over 40,000 Millionaires From Estate Tax

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — More than 40,000 estates worth $1 million to $10 million would be expected to escape inheritance taxes next year under the deal str...

Dan Froomkin

Obama's Huge Would-Be Gift To The Scions Of The Super-Rich | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Millionaires and billionaires would reap big rewards if President Obama's tax cut deal becomes law, but thanks to the agreement's estate...

Obama Plans To Keep Estate Tax | JONATHAN WEISMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama and congressional leaders plan to move soon to block the estate tax from disappearing in 2010, suggesting the levy might ...