At least one guy says yes, though perhaps this is just an all to convenient way of blaming the government for something he’s been planning on doing all along. Funny how that happened.
Advisers say the estate-tax dilemma is especially awkward for heirs. “At least in December 2009, people wanted to keep their relatives alive,” says Ronald Aucutt, an estate-tax attorney with McGuire Woods in the Washington area. Now he and others are worried that heirs may be tempted to pull plugs on Dec. 31. Economists might call the taking of a life to reap a tax advantage a “perverse incentive.” District attorneys might call it homicide.
Congress is also apparently encouraging keeping appliances plugged in and close to the tub while going for a dip. Read more »