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Spending Millions to Save Billions: The Campaign of the Super Wealthy to Kill the Estate Tax

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Publication Date: May 2006

Publisher(s): Public Citizen, inc.; Public Citizen, inc.

Author(s): Lee Farris; Chuck Collins; Taylor Lincoln

Topic: Banking and finance (Taxation and tax policy)
Economics (Property and wealth)
Politics (Campaigns, lobbying, and pressure groups)

Keywords: death tax; estate; lobbying; estate tax

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

The multimillion-dollar lobbying effort to repeal the federal estate tax has been aggressively led by 18 super-wealthy families, according to a report released by Public Citizen's Congress Watch and United for a Fair Economy at a press conference in Washington.