Bishop Vows to End the Death Tax

Author: Telegraph
Posted: Monday, April 27, 2015 1:16 PM
Categories: In the News | Faculty/Staff | School of Business

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It’s been said the only certain things are death and taxes.

But it’s only a matter of time before the combination of the two -- what is commonly called the death tax or estate tax -- goes away, said U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop of Albany, one of just seven House Democrats to vote this month to repeal estate taxes.

In attacking estate taxes, Bishop puts himself squarely into a centuries-old debate involving social justice, providing for children, the sanctity of family businesses, wealth redistribution and class warfare.

“It’s really a political football,” said Greg George, director of Middle Georgia State College’s Center for Economic Analysis. “It’s just a political game piece.”