Friday, June 09, 2006

A slightly different perspective on the estate tax

Is that it's not Constitutional. Look at it closely. It's not levied on income, but rather wealth. It's a direct tax.

Hence, it is a direct tax prohibited by Article 1 of the Constitution, and the 16th Amendment (which authorizes only income taxes) has no bearing on it.

I'll be sitting here with the crickets chirping while I wait for the Senate or courts to figure this out, but it's pretty clear to me. There is no Constitutional authorization for this particular form of class warfare.


Marklark said...


Thanks for pointing that out. Is there more air in Minnesota too?

Bike Bubba said...

Yashure you betcha, but oddly enough, fewer skeeters than in Boulder County.