Estate Taxes

Writing more than two hundred years ago, Thomas Jefferson argued for a tax on accumulated wealth [aka an estate tax or an IRS (Internal Revenue Service) death tax as the Republican call it] because he knew that if [great] wealth were passed down from one generation to the next, those lucky inheritors would turn into new aristocrats.

~ Thom Hartmann (1951-05-07 age:67)   Cracking the Code: How to Win Hearts, Change Minds and Restore America’s Original Vision page 129.

If I have to pay taxes, the very best time to extract them is after I am dead when I am completely anaesthetised.