View Poll Results: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

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  • There should be no inheritance tax of any amount of money or assets.

    84 54.90%
  • The first 5 million dollars should be exempt. After that the tax rate should be 35%.

    21 13.73%
  • The first 5 million dollars should be exempt. After that the tax rate should be 50%.

    12 7.84%
  • The first 1 million should be exempt. After that the rate should be 50%.

    19 12.42%
  • No exempt amount. Tax at 35% from the get-go.

    9 5.88%
  • No exempt amount. Tax at 50% from the get-go.

    1 0.65%
  • Abolish all inheritance. In other words, tax 100%.

    7 4.58%
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    ASll it indicates is an intellectual inability to actually discuss the issue without resorting to the mentality of the high school girl who whines Its a self given compliment intended to boost your own ego while insulting the motives of those you are unable to actually defeat with any reasonable argument. Playing the ENVY CARD is the opposite of debate.
    envy is clearly a major component behind the death tax and the attitudes of those who defend it

    but not the only one as I have noted

    some think the government really deserves and needs more money. as I noted, I cannot tell which motivation is more loathsome

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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    All taxes are offensive. However, it seems to be what is. We could just be tax-free and allow the Government to print up what they need. But for some reason, that doesn't seem to be the reality of our present universe.

    So, if we accept that taxes are necessary, or not necessary but a fact of life, this discussion is on a very specific portion of taxation, i.e. The Inheritance Tax.

    To me, it's bizarre that this is an emotional issue for so many people. This tax only affects those with large estates. The IRS has provisions for payoff on farm and business inheritances. Personally, I think it's a perfectly acceptable tax and it won't affect me at all: a) I'll be dead and b) my estate will maybe be valued at $1.5M so no tax will be due. If the Inheritance Tax were eliminated tomorrow I would still be dead.

    We used to have, and still do, have an aristocracy in America. Despite these high taxes, the heirs of the uber-rich still get plenty of free money and/or the uber-rich use generation skipping techniques', charitable donations and gifting to minimize this tax.

    There are a lot of other taxes that should really upset people, like sales tax, phone tax etc. and nobody ever mentions them. Why do you suppose that is? These taxes claw at you every day, even if you're dead broke.
    so you think that perhaps half of what you earn and pay taxes on along the way should be taken by the government? sorry, the "it only applies to some" is not a valid argument to me.

    are you in any danger of paying a death tax?

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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    envy is clearly a major component behind the death tax and the attitudes of those who defend it

    but not the only one as I have noted
    Just because you are not the only one guilty of playing the ENVY CARD does not make it any less despicable.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Just because you are not the only one guilty of playing the ENVY CARD does not make it any less despicable.
    I play no envy card-I make accurate comments about what motivates the sick love for the death tax

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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I play no envy card-I make accurate comments about what motivates the sick love for the death tax
    You have repeatedly shown you are unable to discuss this topic without resorting to playing the ENVY CARD to personally attack those who take a different position that you do. And you continue to do it again this evening.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    You have repeatedly shown you are unable to discuss this topic without resorting to playing the ENVY CARD to personally attack those who take a different position that you do. And you continue to do it again this evening.
    That is akin to claiming I cannot discuss the causes of the Second World War without mentioning the Bombing of PPearl Harbor or the Civil war without talking about slavery.

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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    That is akin to claiming I cannot discuss the causes of the Second World War without mentioning the Bombing of PPearl Harbor or the Civil war without talking about slavery.
    That is both silly and irrelevant.

    The bombing of Pear Harbor is a fact of the historical record. Your accusation of ENVY is your own personal belief based on your own self accepted belief system. Unless somebody states that they envy the wealthy, you are merely whistling in the dark and engaging in speculation and congratulating yourself at the same time in a self serving gesture of ego gratification. The same with the Civil war and slavery.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by kenvin View Post
    Do internet forums cause mental disturbance or simply attract the mentally disturbed?
    If you have a point, go for it and enlighten the rest of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    If you have a point, go for it and enlighten the rest of us.
    There hasn't been a point to this thread so far why start now.

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