‘Only Morons Pay the Estate Tax’

One of the groups we liberal religionists are less than welcoming toward is the 1%. A wealthy anonymous friend of mine writes a blog about that, and her post today is a good starting point in checking it out. — MHP

We Are The 100%

JENNER: If I could do whatever I wanted, I would have a successful makeup line, and I would want to hopefully start more businesses, and just be, like, a businesswoman. And then, hopefully, I’ll go off the map. When I’m, like, 30, I want to go off the map, have a family, and live in Malibu with a farm, and just raise my own chickens.

“Kylie Jenner,” Chris Wallace, Interview Magazine, December 2015

The alert Mel Pine spotted yesterday’s New York Times editorial (below) and asked if I’d respond to it here. Ah, the death tax. Upon your death, your entire personal net worth, which is and has been subject to income and capital gains taxes all your life and still is, gets hit with an extra double-dipping tax to make sure you didn’t earn too much.

But wait: you don’t have to pay it if you give enough…

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