The Moon and the Estate Tax, Elder Law Attorney, Woodstock, GA

When thinking about the estate tax, the first thing that comes to mind is probably not the moon. However, one pundit, made an interesting connection between the two.

Bill Maher is a well-known liberal pundit who is often at the center of controversy over his statements. Consequently, it should come as no surprise that he recently addressed the estate tax.

Maher took on the claim that the estate tax hurts small farmers.

Maher declared that more Americans have walked on the moon than farmers who have paid the estate tax in 2013.

Is this just hyperbole or is it fact?

According to a recent article in Pundit Fact, titled “Bill Maher says more Americans have been to the moon than farmers who paid the estate tax in 2013,” there may be some truth to Maher’s claim.

More Americans have not walked on the moon than farmers who paid the estate tax. However, if you add up all of the Americans who have walked on the moon and who have orbited the moon, then Maher’s claim turns out to be true.

To date, 24 Americans have walked on or orbited the moon, while 20 small farmers paid the estate tax in 2013.

Of course, just because Maher’s statement happens to be somewhat accurate does not mean that it is a telling statement.

The real question is whether the 20 small farmers who paid the estate tax should have had to have paid it.

Read the original article for a good overview of the estate tax/death tax issue.

Reference: Pundit Fact (April 23, 2015) “Bill Maher says more Americans have been to the moon than farmers who paid the estate tax in 2013,”

Hear From Our Clients

“On the threshold of retirement, we finally decided to quit thinking we could self-prepare the requisite documents. We had previously had only a very simple will. We needed the necessary legal (including updated will) & health care docs but didn’t want to deal with the time & complication of legalese. Cindy made the process relatively painless. She took the time to explain and answer questions without trying to upsell services. We were done in 2 meetings plus the reading of emailed drafts. In addition to preparing the documents, Nelson Eldercare will be there when our adult children need advice on executing the plans we’ve put in place.So glad it’s behind us and would recommend Cindy and her helpful staff.”

- Bonnie

Cindy and her company treat their clients like family. Nelson’s offers clear, direct, and honest guidance in planning for your families security and future. No one wants to actively sit down and make these decisions, but Nelson’s makes this process seamless. I was so impressed with their willingness to answer all questions big or small. So glad I made the decision have them help my mom and dad and now me. You can’t go wrong with Nelson’s Elder Care Law.

- Hope

The very best elder law attorney and staff anyone could ever ask for! I have referred a number of clients to Cindy and she never disappoints. She is kind, caring, and extremely thorough in making sure everything is completed as it should be. I highly recommend Cindy for anyone needing lawyer services; she truly goes above and beyond for every client she helps and has had a huge impact in so many peoples’ lives. Thank you, Cindy and staff, for everything that you do- I’m so glad to know you!

- Kerri

I heard Cindy’s presentation at a Senior Luncheon at my church, and was very impressed. She helped my daughter and me understand many aspects of elder law. Josh has also been very helpful in my planning to enter an independent living situation . I have told many friends about them.

- Charlotte

Cindy and the Nelson Elder Care Law team are trustworthy and helpful. They are the experts in elder care law. At Leaf Cremation, we entrust our families to the care of the Nelson team when their services are needed.

- Pierce