Many of America's wealthiest actually support the Death/Estate tax, including Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Why? Gates, 78, says the wealthy should pay the tax because they owe a special debt. Their riches, he says, would not be possible without a strong society supporting capitalism.
"Most of the things that have generated the enormous advances in our economy are things that started on some campus or in some laboratory," Gates said in an exclusive interview last week. "And most of those are because the government financed it.". http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/industries/technology/2003-01-12-gates_x.htm