Great baseball man
- Steinbrenner's dream home cost like a billion dollars of taxpayer money in infrastructure and tax breaks, also.
and terrible, terrible, hilariously terrible Senator
Jim Bunning is against reintroducing the currently lapsed estate tax
, and just observed
, in the Senate finance committee, that "Because [George Steinbrenne
r] was smart enough to die in 2010, there is zero tax liability on the estate tax," echoing a plutocratic talking point from Rush Limbaugh
's racially charged sending-off.
Yes, yes, what a good thing, yes, to die at precisely the right time to ensure the maximum payoff for your heirs. Permanently repealing the estate tax—a tariff on the transfer of previously unrealized (and untaxed) wealth—is the only logical solution, it will ensure that top earners aren't discouraged from ever dying.