Last week Donald Trump joked that gun owners would resist a Clinton administration’s efforts to confiscate their weapons and his detractors accused him of a making an “assassination threat” against Clinton. This week Hillary Clinton was speculating that Trump’s death would be of benefit to the economy.
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The Federalist Papers take up the story,
Trump, who has said he’s worth $10 billion, has proposed eradicating the federal death tax, also known as the estate tax– a 40 percent levy on wealth that exempts the first $5.45 million per individual.
Pushing class warfare, government confiscation and redistribution of wealth in a speech Thursday, Clinton argued that Trump’s proposed elimination of the federal estate tax is unfair to the “99.8% percent of Americans” who are not millionaires and billionaires.
“If you believe that he’s as wealthy as he says, that alone would save the Trump family $4 billion,” Clinton said. “So they get a $4 billion tax cut and 99.8 percent of Americans would get nothing.”
Redistributing her opponent’s wealth following his death via government confiscation, she contended, would be preferable to his own disposal of his assets.
“Just think about what we could do with those $4 billion,” Clinton said, as the audience cheered. “… I think there’s a lot of better ways to spend the money.”