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AMERICAN FAMILY BUSINESS INSTITUTE SAYS LAUNCHES DEATH TAX AD CAMPAIGN TO TURN UP HEAT ON SENATE
July 10

Washington, D.C.—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television advertising campaign aimed squarely at eight Senators who will determine whether or not the death tax gets repealed in a vote later this month.

The 30-second ads, entitled “Generations”, feature legendary “Easy Company” veteran Donald G. Malarkey, whose World War II heroism was extensively depicted in the HBO mini-series “Band of Brothers.” In the spot Mr. Malarkey says: “In war and peace my generation stood up for what’s right. Join us now and help us end the unfair death tax.”

“This is where the rubber meets the road,” said Dick Patten, executive director of the AFBI. “The Senate must do what’s right and vote to repeal this repugnant and counter-productive tax. The death tax kills jobs in America by burdening small, family-run businesses and it taxes assets that already have been taxed. The time has come for Senators to step forward and do what’s right.”

"The public agrees, and outside of elite liberal circles the debate on the death tax has long been over,” Patten continued. “For the last decade or so, polls have consistently shown that about 75% of the public wants the death tax repealed."

 

 
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