May 19, 2004

by Reb Yudel
If Bush is pro-life, why is he making death tax-exempt?

The Gadflyer explains how to talk to Republicans about taxes:
If there has been one principle guiding Bush's tax policies, it's that work should be taxed, but wealth shouldn't. That's why Bush has worked to eliminate taxes on inheritances, stock dividends, and capital gains, but never considered cutting payroll taxes -- a tax on work.

So ask your conservative friend: shouldn't the tax system offer incentives for people to work harder, instead of waiting around for their stocks to give them dividends or their millionaire grandfather to die?