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The Estate Tax and Housing-from AFBI

New Project called onlinescam.net-from AFBI


Estate tax fails to meet standards of a 'good tax'- from the La Crosse Tribune

Meese to Schumer: Reaganism Is Alive and Kicking-from Human Events Online

Editorial: GOP has become party of big government-from The Examiner

Hard-Hitting New Ad Calls on Senator Pryor to Join Senator Lincoln in Voting to Repeal Death Tax

The American Family Business Institute (AFBI) launched an intensive, six-figure television advertising campaign directed squarely at Senator Mark Pryor (D) who, unlike his colleague Senator Blanche Lincoln (D), is reportedly planning to keep the dreaded IRS Death Tax living in perpetuity.


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McCain Featured In Anti-Death Tax Video

Senator John McCain (R-Arizona)—who was one of just two GOP Senators to vote against efforts to permanently repeal the Death Tax in 2001, when a long-dreamed-of Senate vote fell just short of passage—is the subject of a paid video advertisement that will appear beginning tomorrow on more than a dozen high-traffic conservative blogs in key primary states and will be emailed to millions of conservative activists, the American Family Business Institute (AFBI),


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Death Tax Targeted For Extinction In American Family Business Institute Media Campaign

A powerful television spot aimed squarely at four U.S. Senators whose votes next month may decide whether the hugely controversial “death tax” lives or dies—Max Baucus (D) of Montana, Olympia Snow (R) of Maine, and Mark Pryor (D) and Blanche Lincoln (D) of Arkansas—will begin airing this week in Montana, Arkansas and Maine, the American Family Business Institute (AFBI) today announced.


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Wall Street Journal: Bill Frist to Schedule Death Tax Vote

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is doing all he can to put highly visible issues on the Senate calendar as he prepares to leave office later this year and launch his possible 2008 presidential bid. He told the Conservative Political Action Conference over the weekend that he intends, in mid-May, to bring a bill to eliminate the estate tax -- or "death tax" in CPAC parlance -- to the Senate floor.


Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist’s Speech Announcing Death Tax Repeal Vote

“Think about it ... from the second you're born, every move is taxed. But the Democrats? They're not content with that. They've managed to give us what may be the most offensive tax of all: the death tax. But let me make it clear, the days of the death tax are numbered! This May I'll bring it to the Senate floor for a vote. I will do everything in my power to bury the death tax once and for all!”


Comment On Pro-Death Tax Group’s “Award Winning” Ad

Washington, DC—January 24… A liberal pro-Death Tax group, United for A Fair Economy, was recently given an award by the Boston Globe’s Sunday Magazine for an ad featuring a Paris Hilton look-alike actress. The spot ran as part of last year’s heated debate surrounding the repeal of the 47% IRS Death Tax. The group also announced that they expected a new vote on death tax repeal early this year.


President, Vice President and Senate Majority Leader All Call For Death Tax Repeal

Over the last week President Bush, Vice President Cheney and Senate Majority Leader Frist have all called for repeal of the death tax. Permanent death tax repeal was scheduled for a Senate vote in September and was postponed so Congress could focus on disaster relief.


Gulf Coast Needs Immediate, Retroactive Relief From Death Tax, Says American Family Business Institute; Small Industry In Region Must Rebuild, Provide Jobs

As was done for the victims of the 9/11 attacks, residents of the 90,000-square- mile swath of destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina should immediately and retroactively be exempted from the 47% federal death tax, the American Family Business Institute(AFBI) today said.


Learning From History: JCT’s Static Score Can Not Determine The Real Revenue Effect Of Repealing The Estate Tax

The Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) scores on repeal of the federal Estate Tax have wildly overestimated the cost of repeal in the past just as they have overestimated the cost of other tax cuts. JCT’s new score of estate tax repeats their past mistakes and inflates the cost of repeal by at least $140 billion.

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Study supports repealing estate tax permanently
The Washington Times

Permanently repealing the estate tax would save the government money in the long term and could produce 200,000 new jobs a year, according to a study released today that challenges the official congressional estimate that says the government would lose money.

American Family Business Institute Says Launches Death Tax Ad Campaign To Turn Up Heat On Senate

Washington, DC—July 10…Arguing that “the death tax is a slap in the face to America’s ‘Greatest Generation’”, the American Family Businesses Institute (AFBI) has launched an aggressive television advertising campaign aimed squarely at eight Senators who will determine whether or not the death tax gets repealed in a vote later this month.

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Band of Brothers' Heroes Will Appear in Media Campaign Set to Begin May 11th

Washington, DC—May 9…The American Family Business Institute, a leading national advocacy group for repeal of the “Death Tax”, today announced that legendary “Easy Company” veterans Donald G. Malarkey and Lynn D. “Buck” Compton—whose World War II heroism was extensively depicted in the HBO mini-series “Band of Brothers”—will appear in its upcoming television and radio ads calling on U.S. senators to eliminate the tax.

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Band of Brothers' Heroes Enter Fight to Repeal Unfair Death Tax

Washington, DC—May 7…Legendary “Easy Company” veterans Donald G. Malarkey and Lynn D. “Buck” Compton—whose World War II heroism riveted millions of Americans when depicted in the HBO mini-series “Band of Brothers”—today announced that they will join the fight to permanently repeal the IRS “Death Tax”, now aimed squarely at the “Greatest Generation” and its surviving family members.

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Permanent Death Tax Repeal Pass the House

Washington, DC – The Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act has passed the House by a crushing 110 vote majority – nine votes larger than its margin last year. 272 Congressmen voted in favor of the bill including 42 Democrats.

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