The Estate Tax: Fair or Foul?
NPR.org, July 25, 2005 · Estate tax law is a confusing patchwork, with different rates for individuals in four of the next six years. That's because it is caught in a tug of war between those who want to abolish it and those who think it is essential to the country's finances. President Bush is pushing for the law's full repeal. Others, including many Democrats, want to keep the law, but overhaul it. Taking Issue asks what's the right thing to do for families affected by the tax, and for the federal treasury.
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