Thursday, June 29, 2006

Sweeney calls for end to the Paris Hilton Tax

From Sweeney's press-release website:
SWEENEY APPROVES MEASURE TO REPEAL DEATH TAX

Measure Protects Small Businesses & Family Farms

Washington, D.C. - Representative John E. Sweeney (R-Clifton Park) today supported H.R. 5638, the Permanent Estate Tax Relief Act of 2006, which will provide permanent estate tax and gift tax relief for millions of Americans. The estate tax, also known as the death tax, is a tax on the value of a deceased individual's assets before they are passed to their heirs.
Everyone knows that this legislation is only an attempt to roll back the Estate Tax, first enacted in the USA during the Progressive Era, is a necessary device to prevent an inherited aristocracy, which can only undermine our republic.

A progressive reform could achieve one of the inheritance tax’s original goals from its 1916 origins in the Progressive Era: to raise revenue from those most able to pay and break up swollen concentrations of wealth and power that threaten our democracy. Without a progressive inheritance tax, our own grandchildren will be working to earn dividends for the Walton grandchildren for many years to come. (read more here)

The attempt to repeal the Paris Hilton Tax is nothing but a drive by the wealthy to preserve their political and economic power.

The hopes of the Republic cannot forever tolerate either undeserved poverty or self-serving wealth. --FDR
Propaganda notwithstanding, the fact is that the Estate Tax has no effect on real people. This is nothing but a crass attempt to undermine almost all Americans to the benefit of clowns like Paris Hilton.

And Sweeney likes to talk about his common - folk background

The 'man' is a liar, a cheat, a swindel, and a fraud, and deserves to be fired.

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