19 June 2006

Frist Seeks To Bribe Dems To Repeal Estate Tax

The rich really want to estate tax to go away, so Senate Majority leader Frist will seek to bring up an estate tax deal again before the 4th of July. Why bother when he just came up three votes short on June 9?
Frist, a Tennessee Republican, said Republicans would add inducements to the measure to attract votes from Senate Democrats who opposed repeal on June 8, when a procedural measure that would have led to a vote on full fell three votes short.
Inducements aren't clarified, but I suspect that they smell like pork.

This time, something short of full repeal may be on the table.

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