Paul Ryan says ‘death tax’ hurts Wisconsin small businesses -- IRS data shows otherwise
House Speaker Paul Ryan (Photo: screen capture)

Does the estate tax really hurt small businesses? House Speaker Paul Ryan thinks so. He revived this longstanding debate in a May 17 column in the Kenosha News, in which he defended the Republican plan to abolish the levy on inherited wealth. Ryan wrote that the “death tax” can “result in double, and potentially even triple,…