By Kelly McCutchen
“I think it’s so irritating that once I die, 55 percent of my money goes to
the United States government. You know why that’s so irritating?
Because you have already paid nearly 50 percent on that money.”
— Oprah Winfrey
“…for too long the [British] tax system has undervalued entrepreneurship and investment.”
— Gordon Brown, Chancellor of the Exchequer (United Kingdom)
When a pop icon like Oprah Winfrey and Britain’s Labor government both call for tax cuts, it is safe to say that the idea has become mainstream.
Ms. Winfrey’s comment came during the taping of her television show. The shocker from Great Britain came from a March budget address by Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown,…