Is it any wonder that the estate tax is supported by administration heavies when they stand to gain so much?:
"George W. Bush: $787,193 - $6.2 million
Dick Cheney: $12.6 million - $60.7 million
Donald Rumsfeld: $31.8 million - $101.3 million
John Snow: $22.9 million - $69.8 million.
Let's just take the low end estimates there," suggests Fred Clark.
"President Bush supports the abolition of the estate tax. This policy would cost the Treasury trillions of dollars over the coming years. It will cost the nonprofit sector billions of dollars a year, causing charities to shrink and cut back. President Bush offers no credible argument in support of this policy. If it becomes law, he will personally receive more than $787,000.
"That's one hell of a bribe. $787,000 dollars. Yet we're supposed to believe that the prospect of reaping this huge sum of money has absolutely zero influence on George W. Bush's enthusiasm for this otherwise inexplicable piece of legislation." (Slacktivist)