National Underwriter:  “Association for Advanced Life Underwriting officials believe that before Congress recesses it will extend the 2009 estate tax levels for another year, but won’t deal with permanent reform until next year.  Tom Korb, AALU vice president of policy and public affairs, made his cautionary comment in the wake of statements by House Democratic leaders pledging to enact legislation before the end of the year that would extend indefinitely the 2009 tax levels.”