Nation’s Most Progressive Tax Gets a Boost


From UFE's March 2008 E-News

On March 18 and 19, UFE helped 34 members and friends visit their Congresspeople in Washington, DC, to advocate for keeping the estate tax at a meaningful level. Most policy watchers believe the debate is no longer whether we keep the estate tax, but how much it will be.

As part of the Take Back America conference, Institute for Policy Studies fellow and UFE co-founder Chuck Collins spoke on a panel with other prominent estate tax champions such as Bill Gates Sr. and Barbara Ehrenreich. This inspirational session set the tone for the next day when we organized groups of pro-estate tax constituents to meet 41 tax and budget staffers in the Senate and House. In many cases, staffers heard from wealthy people whose families paid or will pay the estate tax.

The fact that these wealthy people support a strong estate tax gave our lobbying effort an important moral underpinning. Most are members of our Responsible Wealth program, which brings together wealthy people to work for economic justice and widespread prosperity. Learn more about Lobby Day and see photos. Learn more about the estate tax. Learn more about Responsible Wealth.

See the full E-News for March 2008.

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