Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Death Tax

NewsBusters reported Opponents of the Death Tax may have found a very unlikely celebrity spokesperson, "View" moderator Whoopi Goldberg.
The only ones that support it are rich people that have put most of their fortune where the Death Tax will not hit them, or who don't like their children. Anyone on good terms with their heirs should hate it, whether they have millions to leave to them, or just thousands.
On the December 4 edition, guest co-host Kate Walsh noted all of the programs Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul wishes to abolish. Goldberg then stepped in proclaiming "I’d like somebody to get rid of the death tax...If I have to give something to my kid I already paid the tax, why do I have to pay it again because I died?"
A very good question.
Video (0:55): Real Player (1.48 MB) and Windows Media Player (1.70 MB), plus MP3 audio (424 kB)

After a strong applause from the audience, Joy Behar retorted "only people with a lot of money say that." Whoopi strongly disagreed and added this comment against the death tax.
"It’s horrible. It doesn’t matter if you have or you don’t have money. Once you paid your taxes, it should be a done deal. You shouldn’t have to pay twice. No taxation without representation! Sorry."

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