Death and taxes

This chart from The Cato Institute illustrates how we are taxed, again and again, as we wend our way through life. And when we die, we must declare the pennies on our eyes. At 45 cents on the dollar.

Death, in other words, is not an escape from taxes. No matter how many times your money has been taxed in the past.

Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 proposal looks pretty good when compared to this chart. Although the chart does ultimately lead to a big screen tv…

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