The Common Good

Estate Tax: Justice or Theft?

Source: ABC News
Date: November 16, 2010

 Jim Wallis, founder and editor of the progressive evangelical magazine Sojourners, is against a complete repeal of the estate tax. He said reinstating the estate tax is a matter of justice.

"Inequality is a fundamental biblical concern. We have been increasing the gap between rich and poor for a long time," Wallis said. "The only people affected by the estate tax are the super rich, and the super rich can afford to pay it. They owe it back to society and they should pay it."