Estate Tax

  • 11.15.17

    The GOP Wants To Eliminate The Estate Tax. Let’s Use It To Expand Social Security Instead

    This article takes a new approach to Social Security and the Estate Tax. Nancy Altman argues that "Our nation is founded on the idea that we are created equal. The reality is that children of billionaires have many opportunities denied to the rest of us. Instead of making those children even richer and more privil...

    This article takes a new approach to Social Security and the Estate Tax.

    Nancy Altman argues that "Our nation is founded on the idea that we are created equal. The reality is that children of billionaires have many opportunities denied to the rest of us. Instead of making those children even richer and more privileged, here’s a better idea: If Republicans don’t want the revenue from that top 0.2 percent of wealthiest Americans to run the government, let’s dedicate it to Social Security and use it to expand those modest but vital benefits for everyone."

    This argument acknowledges the growing inequality in the United States and uses it to level the playing field through the allocation of the Estate Tax to Social Security. 

  • 10.30.17

    Ten Facts You Should Know About the Federal Estate Tax

    The Estate Tax, also known as the "Death Tax" has been in the news recently. It has been removed as part of the GOP tax plan This article from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities lists and explains ten facts about the estate tax. So that when we look at this repeal, we understand who it benefits and why. Th...Read More