Republicans have cleverly turned the inheritance tax into the "Death Tax". Of couse this tax applies to very few individuals, most people don't have anywhere near enough money when they die to be subject to this tax. But it does reduce revenue by a sizable amount. This and other tax cuts for the wealthy elite and the multinational corporations who have no allegiance to anything but their bottom lines have served to run up the national debt to the TEN TRILLION DOLLAR RANGE!!!!. The result of this debt is that all people born in this country are born with a heavy tax burden, which will likely not be payed off in their liftimes. The Republicans have created the "BIRTH TAX"