Good Deaths and Bad

From Holden:

Business Week:

The contrast in President Bush’s new budget could not be more stark. On one hand, he wants to eliminate what he likes to call the “death tax” — a levy imposed on a handful of the nation’s biggest estates. On the other, he wants to end Social Security’s lump sum death benefit — a $255 check that the families of many of the nation’s poorest use to help pay for their funerals.