Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Saving Paris Hilton

Last week we defeated efforts to repeal the estate tax in the Senate, but now the House seeks an equally damaging reduction to the estate tax. We expect this bill to be voted on this Thursday, June 22.

The "Permanent Estate Tax Relief Act of 2006" (H.R. 5638) will radically cut federal revenue and increase the deficit. With permanent exemptions and drastically lower taxation rates, the damage caused by reduction is nearly equal to that of repeal.

Excuse us momentarily for misplacing our Christian charity, but why don’t they call this the “Protect Paris Hilton Act of 2006" or the “Save the Spoiled Brats Act of 2006?” Why is there so much concern about saving the assets of the very rich and so little about helping the working poor?

Tell your representative you oppose H.R. 5638, because it does not express our values! Take action here.