It doesn't matter that the government is *only* stealing from citizens with a $5 million estate or more. Theft is theft! We shouldn't care about the poor alone being hosed! Middle class people can and do reach the $5m threshold after years of saving and thrifty spending. They retire at 50 or 55 and plan to live on that $5m for 30 years. Then, if they die at 65, the government commandeers a large chunk of the money those middle class folks sacrificed for for many years. The estate tax is a way for the government to remind people who really owns them, even after they die. What the hell is wrong with people?? Why do you want the government to have more money? Spending tax dollars hasn't helped us. Getting addicted to big spending has driven us far into debt and American dollars have been used to kill millions of innocent children is various ways for years. Stop the madness.