Death Tax Doesn't Die

Disappointingly, the Senate failed to kill the death tax.

Senators voted 57-41 to advance the bill, but that was three votes short of the 60 needed to overcome objections from a majority of Democrats and a pair of Republicans.

This dashes my hopes that the Congress would go on to eliminate the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) as well.

Meanwhile someone should vote these pigs away from the trough:

Two Republicans, Sens. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island and George Voinovich of Ohio, broke with their party and voted against the effort. Both said the government, with its annual budget deficits, could not afford the tax cut.

Cut the earmarks, the spending, and the taxes. Is that such a difficult thing to understand?

Josh Poulson

Posted Friday, Jun 9 2006 10:54 AM

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