The Seattle Times portrays the wealthy as victims for not being entitled to pass on 100 percent of their wealth to heirs and lament the cost of estate planning that exceeds the tax itself [“Death tax imposes cost on family business stability,” Opinion, Aug. 14].
Why not just then pay the tax? Pay a little back in to your country after you’re gone, for all the privilege and advantage in life and wealth it affords to somebody in our society. Wasn’t this country established to reject the British practice of royal family, feudal lords, title and the perpetuation of wealth and power conveyed down through generations?
As a working stiff, I just pay my taxes without whining too much. The country needs it.
Jay Richards, Seattle