Russell Cavenaugh our forefathers believed in the death tax because they didn’t want families becoming so rich and powerful they could bribe politicians and judges. If you go back to even the 1950’s under Eisenhower you will see millionaires taxed at 50%, because they understood that the greedy will stop at nothing to get an advantage. Our forefathers had no billionaires, think of the greed it takes to have that much and demand more ? To be so greedy you begrudge seniors and children funding for subsistence programs, is petty beyond belief for the Snoopy this is my hallmark Christmas movie watching shirt called politicians supported by the religious right. Under Clinton we almost wiped out the deficit. Under Bush ( trickle down we increased the deficit. After 2 wars were started the deficit exploded. Trump and Republicans are again using trickle down to give the already rich more than their fair share.