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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Yeah but greedy wealth stealers want it to go back to one million.
    your position is obvious and I doubt you would object to the threshold being 1 million or the rate being 90%
    I give you reality and you try to scare the world with your own fantasy demon boggeyman. Amazing.

    Actually, I would be happy without any estate tax at all and we simply tax that movement of money from one person to the other at the applicable rate. Today that would be 35%. So your 90% figure is simply another fantasy boggeyman.
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    Re: Romney reveals he pays about 15% in taxes(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    So there are exceptions to every rule.
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    Among others whose estates continued to generate tons of money after they died

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    Re: Romney reveals he pays about 15% in taxes(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Sorry I read your comments this way, so I want to clarify your position. If given the means, you wouldn't want to provide for your children and their children? You don't want them to have the means for the best after you busted your ass for x amount of years?
    I don't have children. If I did I'm sure I would probably want to do whatever I could for them. But looking at it objectively, I think I would be doing them more harm than good by taking away the motivation to succeed on their own merits.

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    Re: Romney reveals he pays about 15% in taxes(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    I don't have children. If I did I'm sure I would probably want to do whatever I could for them. But looking at it objectively, I think I would be doing them more harm than good by taking away the motivation to succeed on their own merits.
    God forbid you provide them with the means.
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    Re: Romney reveals he pays about 15% in taxes(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Elvis
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    Johnny, DeeDee and Joey Ramone
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    James Honeyman-Scott
    Joe Strummer
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    Among others whose estates continued to generate tons of money after they died
    Musicians, in other words. They aren't actually producing anything when they're dead.

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    Re: Romney reveals he pays about 15% in taxes(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    I don't have children. If I did I'm sure I would probably want to do whatever I could for them. But looking at it objectively, I think I would be doing them more harm than good by taking away the motivation to succeed on their own merits.
    and that is your choice but one of the most specious arguments the estate stealers use is to claim that its "bad" for children to be given wealth when these same wealth stealers are big fans of the welfare state that encourages people to suck on the public teat and raise children who have never seen a parent be productive

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    Re: Romney reveals he pays about 15% in taxes(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Elvis
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    Patsy Cline
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    Johnny, DeeDee and Joey Ramone
    Pete Farndon
    James Honeyman-Scott
    Joe Strummer
    Jim Croce

    Among others whose estates continued to generate tons of money after they died
    Can't give that enough likes.
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    Re: Romney reveals he pays about 15% in taxes(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Musicians, in other words. They aren't actually producing anything when they're dead.
    their estates are generating income

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    Re: Romney reveals he pays about 15% in taxes(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    God forbid you provide them with the means.
    I would certainly do my best to provide them the means ... or the tools necessary to make it on their own. Education, values, a work ethic. Just dumping a load of cash on someone tends to detract from the work ethic thing.

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    Re: Romney reveals he pays about 15% in taxes(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    their estates are generating income
    So what? A lump of gold generates income.

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