With much fanfare, a group called Responsible Wealth has launched a campaign to raise estate taxes, with a plan that would essentially begin huge new “progressive” taxes roughly where they end right now. They want the exemption reduced from $10 million to $4 million for a married couple, and everything above this limit taxed at 45 percent or higher. Included on Tuesday’s conference call were former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin; filmmaker and philanthropist Abigail Disney; John Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group; medical doctor Richard Rockefeller; and Responsible Wealth Project director Mike Lapham. Bill Gates Senior, father of Microsoft’s founder, was scheduled to participate but unable to attend, sending a prepared statement instead. The group managed to pack virtually every distraction, mis-representation, and outright delusion surrounding the liberal approach to fiscal policy into a single conference call.