On most everything else policywise, the actress/comedienne/free-floating celebrity tends to be loopy. But on the fundamental unfairness of the death tax, she’s right on.
Opponents of the Death Tax may have found a very unlikely celebrity spokesperson, “View” moderator Whoopi Goldberg. On the December 4 edition, guest co-host Kate Walsh noted all of the programs Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul wishes to abolish. Goldberg then stepped in proclaiming “I’d like somebody to get rid of the death tax…If I have to give something to my kid I already paid the tax, why do I have to pay it again because I died?”
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After a strong applause from the audience, Joy Behar retorted “only people with a lot of money say that.” Whoopi strongly disagreed and added this comment against the death tax.
“It’s horrible. It doesn’t matter if you have or you don’t have money. Once you paid your taxes, it should be a done deal. You shouldn’t have to pay twice. No taxation without representation! Sorry.”
You blew the joke, Whoopi. It’s “No taxation without respiration.” But, seriously, thank you for expressing the sentiment.
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