In a letter from Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, regarding the Death Tax Repeal Act, which repeals the estate tax permanently, she states that she voted for the repeal to save us all from the heinous taxes that will be placed on all our estates when we die.
It's time to relegate Malcolm Berko's column "Taking Stock" to the Op-Ed pages. His nonstop rants, typified by his use of the president's name as an epithet, against all entitlement programs is well beyond the ostensible purview and purpose of the column, i.e., financial advice.
A big thank you to Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, and Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, for working together to pass Senate Bill 5768, which allows counties to have the option to conduct electronic property auction sales.
When Hamas sends a rocket into an Israeli city, it's labeled terrorism and deplored by all. A terrorist bomber in Boston receives a huge press following when he goes to trial for killing people during the Boston Marathon. That's terrorism. When President Obama orders "Team CIA" to take out a target, it's also terrorism. Historically, there has never been a drone strike where innocents were not killed. Maybe the administration feels that some lives are of little importance since they live in the Third World.
The editorial cartoon titled "Repealing the Estate Tax" published April 22 is an excellent example of government greed. It also illustrates the attitude of progressives/ socialists, et al, everywhere that all moneys belong to and should be distributed by a central government as it sees fit.
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