Reader comment on: Rubin and Robertson on Estate Tax
Submitted by DPD (United States), Sep 2, 2010 09:26
The nerve of these two!
Instead of a retro-estate tax, I propose another idea: turn back the clock and tax carried interest in Robertson's hedge funds at income tax rates instead of the lower capital gains tax rates? Hedge fund managers make too much money and the government could use a few extra bucks for social welfare programs. Sound like a familiar argument? Similarly, go back and tax Rubin's Goldman Sachs stock sale at capital gains tax rates instead of the free-be he received as Treasury Secretary.
Every American should be scared and offended by this group's attempt to go back and illegally seize citizen's assets. There is only one way to characterize this argument: utter hypocrisy given their own well documented record of dodging taxes.
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