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Ned Lamont on Tax Reform

 


Estate tax essential to progressive taxation system

The estate tax is an essential part of a progressive taxation system. The estate tax applies to just 0.5% of all estates, and those worth more than $4 million per couple. Weakening or eliminating the estate tax benefits the wealthiest one percent of Americans, and comes at the expense of investing in our communities, citizens, and security. I will oppose any efforts, from either side of the aisle, to further undermine the financial health of this country by weakening or eliminating the estate tax.
Source: Campaign website, www.nedlamon.com, "Issues" Jun 17, 2006

Push back against the ill-advised tax cuts

Q: What specific policy differences do you have with Senator Lieberman?

A: I believe that we as the Democratic party should and I as a senator would push back against some terrible policies, starting with the wrong headed invasion of Iraq and ill-advised tax cuts, and stand up forcefully for a Democratic agenda, which includes healthcare reform, education reform, and energy conservation [among other things].

Source: CT Local Politics blogspot, "Six Questions for Ned Lamont" Jan 17, 2006

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