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Wilbur Ross Calls Estate Tax a ‘Fine’ for Those Trying to Rest in Peace

It wasn’t quite Hamlet’s soliloquy on mortality, but Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross got philosophical in his opposition to the federal estate tax the Trump administration wants to repeal.

“It’s bad enough that you have to die,” Ross, 79, said Tuesday in an interview on Bloomberg Television. “You shouldn’t be fined for doing so.”