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Members of the College Republican National Committee demonstrated against the estate tax in Washington in 2006. The tax was eliminated in 2010 but was reinstated a year later. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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As GOP Lawmakers Eye Cutting Estate Tax, Will They Increase Income Inequality?

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Teddy Roosevelt, a powerful proponent of the estate tax. AP hide caption

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How We Got From Estate Tax To 'Death Tax'

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