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 Click the below link and fast forward to the 13:45 mark to see Donald Trump give his thoughts on the Death Tax. 

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American Business Defense Council's "Death Tax Repeal Pledge" is a pledge signed by over 500 current and past Members of Congress as well as Presidential Candidates in the 2012 election cycle and 2016 cycle. The Pledge simply states, " I Hearby Plege to Support Repeal of the Federal Estate Tax". 

 

 

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Below are the most up-to-date rankings of International Death Taxes. This chart appeared in a January edition Investor's Business Daily op-ed by our friend the noted economist Steve Moore. As you can see from the chart, the United States currently has one of the highest Death Tax rates in the developed world. This is higher than Russia, China and a host of other nations. 

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On April 16th, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 1105 The Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015 along bi-partisan lines by a vote of 240-179. Seven Democrats voted in favor of repeal, while three Republicans voted against it. The Democrats who voted in favor of repeal were: orignial co-sponsor Sanford Bishop (D-GA), Rep. Brad Ashford (NE), Rep. Jim Costa (CA), Rep. Henry Cuellar (D), Rep. Collin Peterson (MN), Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger and Rep. Krysten Sinema (AZ). You may see the total vote count here. 

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