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.
“I’m not surprised that the Boston Globe
– which shares a hometown with liberal-all stars
John Kerry and Ted Kennedy – is applauding the
demonization of America’s family business owners,”
said Dick Patten, executive director of the American
Family Business Institute (AFBI), a leading national
advocacy group for repeal of the Death Tax.
“Pro-Death Tax groups had to rely on actors to
make their points for them, but we were proud to run
ads featuring a real life American Hero – Band
of Brothers member Sergeant Donald G. Malarkey. He and
thousands of local business owners from around the nation
oppose this tax because it destroys businesses and it
destroys jobs,” Patten continued.
According to Heritage Foundation, the Death Tax alone
is responsible for the loss of between 170,000 and 250,000
potential jobs each year.
“Ironically, billionaires like Ted Kennedy and
Paris Hilton use expensive estate attorneys to avoid
ever paying the death tax,” added Patten.
AFBI’s 30-second ads, entitled “Generations”,
featured 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.”
The ad ran throughout the summer in nine states across
the nation. It was produced by award winning media producer
Rick Wilson of Intrepid Media and can be viewed at:
United For A Fair Economy’s ad can be seen here: