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    Re: Family charged 'death tax' for baby who lived one hour

    Funny how a fee for a required service in a non Red state is a tax, but when it is in a Red state, then it is not..
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    Re: Family charged 'death tax' for baby who lived one hour

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Funny how a fee for a required service in a non Red state is a tax, but when it is in a Red state, then it is not..
    and today's winner for "most nonsensical post" is ...... ^^^^^^ anyone have a clue what he is trying to say?
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    Re: Family charged 'death tax' for baby who lived one hour

    I don't agree with the 'death tax' at all - no matter how long one's been alive!
    Government shouldn't aim to profit off of death.

    But arguing that "since she was only alive for an hour" as a reason not to pay the tax will lead to "the longer you're alive the more death-tax you pay"

    Either be all for it - or all against it.
    I don't think it would be anymore right if she lived for a week - or ten years. . . it's wrong, period.

    Aside that point - I don't think there was a reason to 'find the cause of death' at all in her case - they KNEW she was ill, they knew her symptoms - an autopsy and investigation wasn't necessary.

    So, in fact, since they violated the deceased and turned an already difficult time into something far more difficult for the parents I think that they have an adequate claim against the county and suit for pain and suffering.
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    Re: Family charged 'death tax' for baby who lived one hour

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    and today's winner for "most nonsensical post" is ...... ^^^^^^ anyone have a clue what he is trying to say?
    I think he is saying "look at me! I can be snippy and pithy and post nonsensical bull**** and attach it to conservatives!" In short...EVERY post he has ever posted.

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    Re: Family charged 'death tax' for baby who lived one hour

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    Re: Family charged 'death tax' for baby who lived one hour

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Wanna know what would push me over the edge and cause me to hurt somebody? After I got done burying my hour old baby girl, I get hit with a death tax.

    If I were these folks, I would tell them to shove their death tax up their ass and wouldn't pay it.
    This is an example of where you and I are in 100% agreement, apdst. Just reading about that **** makes me want to hurt somebody. If it was my child, I'd go ****ing ape****.
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    Re: Family charged 'death tax' for baby who lived one hour

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I still wouldn't pay it and would dare somebody to do something about it.
    I guess the logic is they don't want the family - who might be lying about the cause of death or trying to cover up improper actions - to be the ones determining whether or not an investigation is conducted? That doesn't strike me as too crazy, but I think there is probably a better way to get around that issue and this one as well.

    btw, I'm not speaking about the parties involved in this particular case, but the people who created this so-called "death tax" for cause of death investigations.
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    Re: Family charged 'death tax' for baby who lived one hour

    I should point out, though, that they only NOTICED what this $50.00 charge was *because it was called a 'Death Tax'*

    What if it was called something else? Like a "postmortem allotment fee" or something more wordy?
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    Re: Family charged 'death tax' for baby who lived one hour

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I should point out, though, that they only NOTICED what this $50.00 charge was *because it was called a 'Death Tax'*

    What if it was called something else? Like a "postmortem allotment fee" or something more wordy?
    It was a bad choice of words. As earlier posters have demonstrated, it makes it sound like the baby was being taxed for its one hour of life, rather than the family being forced to pay for a mandatory examination. But regardless, I still don't think the family should have been forced to pay such a fee in this instance.

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    Re: Family charged 'death tax' for baby who lived one hour

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I should point out, though, that they only NOTICED what this $50.00 charge was *because it was called a 'Death Tax'*

    What if it was called something else? Like a "postmortem allotment fee" or something more wordy?
    If they are honest, they'd call it the "heartless money-snatching bureaucracy tax".
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