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Subject:  Re: Estate / death taxes: was my grandfather foo Date:  4/14/2008  1:34 PM
Author:  ziggy29 Number:  62259 of 78166

>> While I respect Phil's opinion I don't agree with doing away with estate taxes.
I do agree with the current levels and believe they should be indexed for inflation.

I think an exemption of $3-5 million, adjusted for inflation, is reasonable.

As far as a "death tax" that really hits people of all classes, how about this?

My dad passed away in 2005. From 2005 to 2006, my mom's household income dropped by about $8000. This was because she inherited my dad's Social Security benefit which was higher than her own, but she lost hers in the process. She was getting nearly $700 a month on her own which she lost when she became wid