Letter

Our Letter

 


Dear President Trump and Members of the House and Senate,

We are writing to demand that you immediately shelve any and all plans to decrease or eliminate the federal estate tax, which you all well know, applies ONLY to holdings in excess of $10.9 million per household or $5.49 million per individual.

The estate tax was introduced a century ago when economic inequality had reached such historic levels that it was considered a threat to national stability. We suffer the same level of imbalance today, making preservation of the estate tax a top priority for patriotic Americans. Consider this:

  • By repealing the estate tax, dozens of members of the House and Senate will transfer to their own heirs millions of dollars that currently belong to the American people;
  • By repealing the estate tax, President Trump himself will transfer billions of dollars that currently belong to the American people directly to Donald Jr, Eric, Tiffany, Ivanka, Barron and any other heirs he may have.

Do any of you honestly believe that giving $4 billion of taxpayer money to Donald Jr, Eric, Tiffany, Ivanka, and Barron will advance the lives of hard-working Americans?

We do not.

Slick political consultants have spent millions of dollars trying to re-brand the “estate” tax as a “death” tax, in a crass plot to deceive hard-working Americans into thinking they won’t be able to provide for their families after they have passed away. This deception is shameful. 99.8% of Americans will never be subject to the tax and the 2 out of a thousand multi-million dollar estates that will pay the tax can clearly afford it.

The “death” tax is more accurately understood as a DYNASTY TAX as it was specifically designed to prevent the rise of a permanent aristocracy.

This is America after all.

Thank you,
The Signers

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ESTATE TAX

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Signers Qualifying for Estate Tax

ARNOLD HIATT
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Boston, MA

ROBERT CRANDALL
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Palm City, FL

ERIC SCHOENBERG
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Franklin Lakes, NJ

MORRIS PEARL
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Washington, DC

FARHAD EBRAHIMI
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
New York, NY

BEN COHEN
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Burlington, VT

JERRY GREENFIELD
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Burlington, VT

GAY BLOCK
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Santa Fe, NM

ROBERT LIVINGSTON
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Belchertown, MA

CATHERINE RAPHAEL
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Pittsburgh, PA

STEPHEN PRINCE
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Brentwood, TN

NANCY BRAUS
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Putney, VT

ALVIN KHO
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Boston, MA

NORRY LYNCH
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Boynton Beach, FL

WILLIAM GOODMAN
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Gainesville, FL

DIANE WYNNE
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Charlotte, NC

CYRIL BOUTEILLE
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Mountain View, CA

JAMES CUMMINGS
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Pacific Palisades, CA

BARBARA SIMONS
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
San Francisco, CA

MARY FORD
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Brentwood, TN

DAVID OSGOOD
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Sun River, OR

PETE MCCOY
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Park City, UT

ARTHUR LIPSON
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Salt Lake City, UT

SANDOR STRAUS
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Lafayette, CA

ABRAHAM LATEINER
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Cambridge, MA

CYNDA COLLINS-ARSENAULT
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Superior, CO

BLAINE GARST
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)

FRANK JERNIGAN
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
San Francisco, CA

FRIEDRIKE MERCK
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Garrison, NY

ROSS WALLER
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Lexington, VA

SCOTT WALLACE
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Bethesda, MD

MARC BAUM
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
New York, NY

CAROL WINOGRAD
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Stanford, CA

ROBERT E. FRIEDMAN
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
San Francisco, CA

ROCHELLE KAPLAN
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Salt Lake City, UT

FRANK PATITUCCI
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Pleasanton, CA

SOUROUSH SHEHABI
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Washington, DC

JOHN HOOKER
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Sag Harbor, NY

TERENCE MEEHAN
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
New York, NY

JULIA STONE
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Philadelphia, PA

SARAH MARTINS
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
San Francisco, CA

JONATHAN RUGA
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Salt Lake City, UT

OONA COY
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Northampton, MA

PAUL MERSFELDER
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
KINGSTON, NY

MICHAEL SCHMALE
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
New York, NY

ELI CONLEY
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Berkeley, CA

LYNN MEISSNER
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Chicago, IL

LEONARD SOBCZAK
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Milwaukee, WI

ROBERT HAINES
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Collegeville, PA

PATRICIA MARTONE
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
New York, NY

WOODY KAPLAN
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Boston, MA

NEIL HUNT
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Los Altos, CA

EMILY JONES
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Needham, MA

GARY REECE
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Houston, TX

ALIDA LATHAM
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Seattle, WA

NANCY CONNELL
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Berkeley Heights, NJ

GERALD DEAN
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)

WALT THOMPSON
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Newburyport, MA

CHARLIE SIMMONS
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Los Altos Hills, CA

JERRY DE WITT
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Ventura, CA

LESLIE HUGHES
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Ft. Pierce, FL

MARIANN EPPOLITO
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Deltona, FL

MARGARET NEWELL
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)

TARA HERLOCHER
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)

TAUNY KASUYA
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
San Rafael, CA

LOFTY BASTA
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
San Francisco, CA

WILLIAM BROGDEN
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Leander, TX

RUTH LIPSCOMB
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Bellevue, WA

TIM NAUGHTON
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Austin, TX

MEG COWARD
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Durham, NC

SARA KREBSBACH
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Madison, WI

MARY WHITE
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Ann Arbor, MI

JENNIFER LADD
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Northampton, MA

KAREN GROVE
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Menlo Park, CA

DANIEL SIMON
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
New York, NY

BURKE STANSBURY
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Seattle, WA

FAYE STRAUS
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Lafayette, CA

ULYSSES LATEINER
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Somerville, MA

MOLLY SMYRL
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Elverson, PA

GEOFF COVENTRY
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Overland Park, KS

ROBERT GOLDSCHMIDT
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
University Park, FL

BILL PARKS
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Moscow, ID

TAL ZLOTNITSKY
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Trinity, FL

CHRISTY WALLACE
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Washington, DC

CATHERINE STECK
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
New York, NY

NANCY BAGLEY
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Washington, DC

DREW HAMLIN
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
San Francisco, CA

KIM LUND
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Minneapolis, MN

JUDY PIGOTT
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Seattle, WA

RYAN SMITH
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)

SEVERIN BELIVEAU
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Augusta, ME

LAWRENCE BENENSON
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
New York, NY

DANIEL BERGER
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Philadelphia, PA

E. MARIANNE GABEL
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Delaware, OH

HENRY LANDIS GABEL
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Philadelphia, PA

SHARON KENDALL
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Wilmington, DE

WILLIAM JANEWAY
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)

SIDNEY TOPOL
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Boston, MA

TRACY HEWAT
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Salisbury, CT

AMELIE RATLIFF
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Jamaica Plain, MA

DAVID GOLDSCHMIDT
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Carmel, CA

K.B.
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Atlanta, GA

ANDREW RASMUSSEN
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Agoura, CA

GARY PASSON
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Kihei, HI

DIANE MEYER SIMON
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Montecito, CA

ALICE MCCARLEY
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Los Gatos, CA

EVA GROVE
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Los Altos, CA

SUSAN AMADOR
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Fort Collins, CL

SAGE WHEELER
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)

EVA BOMAN
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Roslindale, MA

PATTI MARTIN
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Spring Hill, FL

TERRI MCDEVITT
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Edmonds, WA

JUDITH HOFFMAN
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Fosteria, OH

PATRICIA CHYLKO
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
New Bern, NC

ALAN DAVIS
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
San Francisco, CA

WILLIAM FLACK
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Mifflinburg, PA

STUART MURPHY
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Jefferson City, MO

DAVID SIMON
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Brookline, MA

DALE WALKER
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
San Francisco, CA

MEGHAN O’CONNOR GILL
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Newton, NJ

EVELYN STERN
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Los Angeles, CA

ALVIN BAUM
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
San Francisco, CA

JAMES SIMON
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
New York, NY

EDWARD MILLS
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Bellevue, WA

KATHY LIQUE
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Salem, MA

P. A.
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
New York, NY

CHRISTY CAHILL
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Pittsburgh, PA

BENNET YEE
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Mountain View, CA

ELSPETH GILMORE
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Brooklyn, NY

JERRY FIDLER
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Berkeley, UT

LEO HINDERY JR.
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
New York, NY

ROGER LOWENSTEIN
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Los Angeles, CA

GUY SAPERSTEIN
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Piedmont, CA

MARIA ZLOTNITSKY
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Lutz, FL

CRAIG KAPLAN
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
New York, NY

TERRY WINOGRAD
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Stanford, CA

DOUG EDWARDS
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Los Altos, CA

MOLLY MUNGER
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Los Angeles, CA

T. M. SCRUGGS
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)

PETER WEINBERGER
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Syosset, NY

HOWARD SCHULMAN
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Arlington, VA

PIERCE DELAHUNT
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
New York, NY

DICK GARY
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Park City, UT

ELSA GARY
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Park City, UT

MELISSA JOHNSON
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Columbia, MO

MICHAEL PINE
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Evanston, IL

KAREN STEWART
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Vista, CA

ARTHUR STRAUSS
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Irvine, CA

ROSHANAK AMELI-TEHRANI
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Washington, DC

RON GARRET
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Emerald Hills, CA

LAWRENCE LESSIG
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Cambridge, MA

BARBARA STAMPFL
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Lakeland, FL

CAROL BAKER
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Haverford, PA

WILLIAM BATTLE
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Los Altos, CA

PATRICIA BAUMAN
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Washington, DC

ED BEGLEY
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
Studio City, CA

CHARLES FRANKEL
(Qualifies for Estate Tax)
San Francisco, CA