How else can you describe this?
The heirs didn’t earn anything, see, so they don’t deserve that money.
Forget about the fact that it’s not about the heirs but the PARENTS, who worked their asses off while paying taxes through the nose to nevertheless amass an estate and leave their kids better off than they were. It’s OK for the federal government to ride roughshod over their wishes, you see. Because they’re dead.
It’s pretty easy for someone like Frank, whose proclivities make him structurally unfit for procreation, to tout a confiscatory estate tax. He’s not going to have kids and couldn’t give a crap about those who do. So why not steal your money after you’re dead? No skin off his back.
We’ve said here on the Hayride that we don’t have a problem with the fact that Barney Frank is gay. In fact, his homosexuality is probably the most redeeming quality he has; without it he’d be just another loudmouthed, arrogant, corrupt statist politician whose regard for those people who disagree with him is about equal to that expected from a Soviet commissar or Saudi religious policeman.
But in this case, the way Frank is using his homosexuality as a backdrop to his insensitive position on the estate tax does make a difference. It’s bigotry, plain and simple.
It’s disgusting that this bag of slime will continue as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. But Frank is a perfect example what the Democrat Party presents to us as our political betters – and why our work to clean up our government has only just begun.