William Henry Gates, Sr. (born William Henry Gates II; November 30, 1925) is a retired American attorney and philanthropist and author of the book Showing Up for Life: Thoughts on the Gifts of a Lifetime. He is the father of Microsoft founderBillGates.
On December 1, 2009, BillGates Sr. (retired attorney, author, and father of Microsoft founder, BillGates) and Chuck Collins (co-founder of Wealth for the Common Good) wrote an opinion titled, Estate tax breathes life into economy, in the Oneida Daily Dispatch. The authors provide a number of reasons (summarized by me) for supporting the federal estate tax: It prevents the concentration of wealth. It "raises substantial revenue from those with the greatest capacity to pay." "[T]he estate tax hasnâ€™t ... [read post]