Because the so-called repeal of the estate tax will go away in 2011, it's becoming very clear that the permanent elimination is not going to happen.

I have introduced this bill, first because of the budget deficit, but second, because legislators are getting a lot of calls from financial planners saying they are going crazy because they don't know what will happen in 2011, so they said "we need you guys to settle this so we can plan long term."