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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I should have said his whine has no merit or relevance
    disagreeing with you is not "whining".

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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    jealous much?

    when you rant about heirs as you do its obvious you are upset that others have more industrious parents

    are your children parasites?
    Seriously, do you think you could come up with something other than ad hominem? At least try to defend your position.

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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by Snevert View Post
    That's because they aren't hiring. If they actually employed more people, they would make a smaller share of the overall percentage that's paid into income taxes. If less people are working, they have no income, therefore they can't pay income taxes.
    More money for themselves.
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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    You are ignoring the key factor here: children who inherit money from parents are not successful by virtue of that fact, they have not achieved by virtue of that fact,nor have they have no excelled by virtue of that fact, they did not earn anything. They were simply lucky by the accident of birth.
    that smacks of envy too. and many such children are successful. in many cases they can achieve at far higher levels. I almost made an olympic team and was on two world teams because I didn't have to cut into my training.

    and you have no moral right to what others earn and give to whom they want no matter how many ways to try to justify it



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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    You are ignoring the key factor here: children who inherit money from parents are not successful by virtue of that fact, they have not achieved by virtue of that fact,nor have they have no excelled by virtue of that fact, they did not earn anything. They were simply lucky by the accident of birth.
    Well, it does seem to make them unusually defensive and it clearly tends to imbue a strong sense of entitlement.

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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Seriously, do you think you could come up with something other than ad hominem? At least try to defend your position.
    this is coming from a guy who calls heirs "parasites"

    tell me why you have a right to what someone else earned



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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that smacks of envy too. and many such children are successful. in many cases they can achieve at far higher levels. I almost made an olympic team and was on two world teams because I didn't have to cut into my training.

    and you have no moral right to what others earn and give to whom they want no matter how many ways to try to justify it
    Certainly growing up wealthy imparts enormous advantages that others don't have, even without a sizeable inheritance. OTOH, I suppose the feelings of guilt and sense of entitlement are something of a burden.

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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    ..tell me why you have a right to what someone else earned
    this is not an argument made by anyone here. its merely a talking point.

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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that smacks of envy too. and many such children are successful. in many cases they can achieve at far higher levels. I almost made an olympic team and was on two world teams because I didn't have to cut into my training.

    and you have no moral right to what others earn and give to whom they want no matter how many ways to try to justify it
    Again you miss the point.

    Children who inherit simply have the luck to be born in the right family. Your statements that the rich are smarter and more successful DOES NOT APPLY to trust fund children who inherit.

    What teams you may have almost been on is irrelevant to this fact.

    Nobody here cares who gives you money. That is not and never was the issue. for you to pretend otherwise is intellectually dishonest and a diversion from the topic being discussed.
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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    this is coming from a guy who calls heirs "parasites"

    tell me why you have a right to what someone else earned
    I never claimed a personal right to anything. My belief is that anything of substantial value should be earned.

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