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Priorities in Order Donating Member (29 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 01:03 PM
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Senate Will Soon Vote to Repeal the Estate Tax
I have mentioned this to some of you before and I posted about this in the activist board, but wanted to spread the word to everyone ASAP about this planned vote. Thanks.

I'm working with Coalition for America's Priorities, http://www.coalition4americaspriorities.com/, to let everyone know that Senator Frist plans to have the Senate vote on legislation to repeal the estate tax the week of June 6th. According to a May 23rd article in the Capital Hill newspaper, Roll Call;

"With this weeks calendar clearly full, sources acknowledge that some other matters may have to wait until Members return to work early next month. June also promises a full agenda for the Senate, as GOP leaders have vowed to bring up a series of hot-button issues such as the gay marriage amendment, an anti-flag burning measure and estate tax legislation."

http://www.rollcall.com/issues/51_127/roadmap/13486-1.h ...

It is extremely irresponsible for Senator Frist and the Republicans to even debate this giveaway to the wealthiest segment of Americans when we are at war, running huge deficits and rebuilding New Orleans, just to name a few priorities. Repealing the estate tax would cost $75 billion a year in federal revenue and over a trillion dollars overall. In addition, fewer than 2% of Americans have to pay the estate tax.

Please take action and contact your Senators to let them know where you stand. There are great resources to use at the Coalition's website and you can contact your Senators using this link. If anyone needs more information or resources, please let me know. Thanks.

http://www.coalition4americaspriorities.com/takeaction....
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AzDar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 01:07 PM
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1. Thanks...I've been letting them know my feelings on the subject
for some time now; won't stop now.
An AWESOMELY bad idea....
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 01:08 PM
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2. Your links are not working.
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Priorities in Order Donating Member (29 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 01:13 PM
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5. Sorry about that . . .
the links worked in the preview. The Roll Call link proabbly doesn't work due to password protection, but this Coaliton for America's Priorities link;

http://www.coalition4americaspriorities.com/
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Tactical Progressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 01:08 PM
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3. More good news for Dems!
Republicans just can't stop themselves. $75 billion to the top two percent?

Even money-grub Repub *Ben Stein* has been decrying the excess of avarice in print.

Thank you Bill Frist!
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 01:10 PM
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4. It is the goal of wealthy Republicans to never pay taxes again. Ever
for anything.

They might even find a way to get out of paying sales tax, if they could.

They want to leech off of the working class.

Hell, they already do.

They just want to leech even more.
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Skink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 01:25 PM
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9. Rich people avoid sales taxes through internet purchases.
Those without access to credit must bear the entire load.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 06:18 PM
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12. Funny how they're leaching off the people they're killing...
:think:
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 06:59 PM
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14. "Taxes are only for the little people" What famous person said that?
Edited on Thu May-25-06 07:00 PM by Blue State Native
Was it Leona Helmsley on her way to prison for tax evasion? :rofl: Yep sure, go ahead CONservatives, give Paris Hilton and Casey Johnson an inheritance tax break for all time.




talk about committing political suicide? :woohoo:
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farmbo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 01:13 PM
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6. You mean the "Paris Hilton Relief Act of 2006"?
Listen Boys & Girls: Nobody pays a nickle in federal estate taxes unless their net (not gross) estate exceeds $2,000,000.00.

This is another giveaway to the Super-rich.

Dems believe in equal opportunity...GOPers believe in dynasties for themselves and their aristocratic cronies.
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987654321 Donating Member (341 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 01:15 PM
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7. I've called my Senators' offices to voice my opposition!
Of course I have Kyl and McCain, so I'm sure it doesn't matter that I called, but I did anyway.

GO PEDERSON FOR SENATE!
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Priorities in Order Donating Member (29 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 01:18 PM
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8. Thanks
Edited on Thu May-25-06 01:20 PM by Priorities in Order
As you said, I don't think you will have much luck, especially since it's Kyl's bill that the Senate will vote on S.420. Apparently he and Dr. Frist feel this there won't be anything important going on in June so they can debate the merits of losing $1 trillion in revenue and giving more back to the wealthiest among us.

Here are some Facts to address the many myths out there about the estate tax.

http://www.coalition4americaspriorities.com/getthefacts...
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987654321 Donating Member (341 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 01:31 PM
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10. Thanks for the link!
I am bookmarking it so I can pass it on.
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 06:16 PM
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11. K&N. Thanks. n/t
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 06:53 PM
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13. Thanks for the kick, I missed it the thread the first time around
Here's another kick.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 07:03 PM
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15. The Republicans want a permanent ruling class.
This comes right from the teachings of Leo Strauss. He believed the strong should rule over the weak. He believed a small cadre of wealthy people should possess all the power and knowledge, and that the rest of us should only get what that ruling elite feel like giving to them. Strauss and his followers, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Perle, Libby, and others are no friends of the liberal democracies. They see autocratic rule as preferable to our democratic rule.
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 10:10 PM
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16. Call the Senate Switchboard at 202-224-3121
and a kick.
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 10:12 PM
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17. Republicans want so badly to eliminate the middle class. (1985)
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