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Why Shouldn't Paris Hilton Pay Her Fair Share?

If Congress doesn't act, the richest among us will get a huge windfall next year.

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If Congress and the President are serious about building a strong middle class, then they should act immediately to strengthen the federal estate tax instead of weakening it or letting it expire. By reversing this tax-giveaway to millionaires, a hangover from the Bush years, we can begin the process of recycling economic opportunity for the next generation and making needed investments in our nation’s real priorities. 

Brian Miller is executive director of United for a Fair Economy (UFE), a national organization that works to promote a more broad based prosperity and eliminate extreme inequalities of wealth and income. Before assuming his current post with the Boston-based UFE, Miller worked for 18 years across the South to build a more fair and just economy. UFE is on-line at

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