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Allen Calls for Death Penalty for the Death Tax

Location: Leesburg, VA

Allen Calls for Death Penalty for the Death Tax

Senator Campaigns with Senator Warner in Northern Virginia

Senator George Allen today made a campaign swing through Northern Virginia with Senator John Warner, stopping in Leesburg to call for the permanent end to the death tax.

"We need to keep this economic expansion of opportunity growing stronger," said Senator Allen. "That's why it's so important that we take action to prevent tax increases, and that includes giving the death penalty to the death tax," Senator Allen said.

"It's unfair to expect a hard-working American taxpayer to pay even more taxes once they've passed away. There should be no taxation without respiration! I believe the American Dream includes the ability to pass along your assets - including a small business - or a farm to your children."

Senator Allen said the death tax is a second tax that drains our economy and provides little incentive to grow a farm or a business. Keeping the death tax would raise taxes on 3 million Virginia families, hurting the economy and cost Virginians their jobs.

Senator Allen has signed the "Death Tax Pledge." Senator Allen's opponent refuses to sign the pledge, putting him in the ranks of John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, and other Washington Democrats who want to raise taxes on the people of Virginia.

"George Allen and I have fought hard together in the Senate to provide important tax reductions to millions of Virginians," said Senator Warner. "We need George in the Senate because he is a tireless champion for tax relief and the idea that Virginians should keep more of what they earn."

Senator Allen has been honored as a Small Business Guardian by the NFIB, was awarded the Ben Franklin Award from 60 Plus, and won the "Tax Fighter" Award from the NTLC for his work on behalf of the hard-working taxpayers of Virginians.


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