They want to punish the children/families of extremely successful Americans who happen to do the unthinkable (and apparently highly lucrative in the eyes of the IRS and Democratic Party) -- die.
But in tonight's State of the Union Address, the president made the Right's case for eliminating the Death Tax:
We measure progress by the success of our people. By the jobs they can find and the quality of life those jobs offer. By the prospects of a small business owner who dreams of turning a good idea into a thriving enterprise. By the opportunities for a better life that we pass on to our children.Americans want the chance to be highly successful and pass it on our our kids. Thanks for making our point, Mr. President.