Originally posted by Black Star Uchess
You cynic! I didn't think of it like that though...
I think its great, I'm not sure how best they can use the money.
Charity is all well and good, but the US government would stand to collect billions in estate tax from those two without the 100% charitable deduction. I don't see why my income tax should have to be higher so Bill Gates can decide which charitable causes are more worthy than others.
Let Gates do what he wants with his money, but there's no policy justification for allowing this choice to reduce his estate tax to zero (or almost zero).