"The question is not what anybody deserves. The question is who is to take on the God-like role of deciding what everybody else deserves.
You can talk about 'social justice' all you want. But what death taxes boil down to is letting politicians take money from widows and orphans to pay for goodies that they will hand out to others, in order to buy votes to get re-elected. That is not social justice or any other kind of justice."
-- Thomas Sowell(1930- ) Writer and economist