Washington (May 7, 2003) -- A recent survey by a woman’s business group gives additional ammunition to the Bush administration in its efforts to permanently repeal the estate tax. According to the survey, an overwhelming majority of Americans oppose the notion of anyone being taxed on the death of their parents, whether or not they would be affected by the estate tax.

Women Impacting Public Policy, a bipartisan organization representing more than 430,000 women in business, commissioned two independent research organizations to conduct the survey. The survey of 2,500 voters found that 79 percent agreed that the estate tax is unfair, since it amounts to potentially triple taxation--once when the income is earned, a second time when it is saved, and a third time at death.

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