The Republican party often functions as the enemy of the middle-class. Their opposition to the Estate Tax (Death Tax) is an example. The neoconservative Christian news website One News Now illustrates this with an article that quotes someone saying "It's a burden on middle-class families and on small businesses, but not the super-rich”. Excuse me. Last year the Estate Tax didn’t tax a penny of wealth below $5.45 million dollars. $10.9 million for married couples. I think that’s bit above what I would label middle-class. And, planning can easily get assets excluded from the Estate tax. Without the estate tax, the government will have lost revenue to make up. If the estate tax is eliminated, then capital gains taxes will be applied. That means that the middle-class will be paying taxes, income taxes and capital gains taxes on estates that are now untaxed because middle-class inheritances are below the exclusion amount. If your mom leaves you her $100,000 house and you sell it, you’ll pay about $15,000 in taxes, verses zero now. If Republicans want the Whitehouse, or if they just care about the middle-class, they need to stop being seen as the party of the rich and of war. And, Christians need to stop being suckers for the rich and for war.