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 Cardinal Fang View Post
    The two basic functions of any society are risk-sharing and redistribution of income. Can't handle it? Don't live in a society.
    from what source did you get this from. I deny that. the main functions of society are protection from external threats and creating a market system

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Fang View Post
    The Constitution in Article I-Section 8 calls on the new federal government to establish post offices and post roads. These enable mail to move efficiently around the new country. The bulk of the new country's residents are illiterate and have no use for mail. This is a transfer of wealth to the purposes of the already wealthy and well-educated.
    More speculation on your part.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Fang View Post
    They don't OWE anything. Most of them make less than $20 THOUSAND per year. These are the big horses you think should be carrying the load??? That's a crackpot notion.
    and that is one of the major reasons why this country is going down the toilet. representation without taxation-people who are net tax consumers have absolutely no incentive to either cut spending or hold down taxes on those of us who actually do pay

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Fang View Post
    LOL! It seems that more than one lily has been gilded around here!

    every couple of months some newbie comes along and makes that claim and then one of the mods schools him or her on their error. yet they never seem to learn from their mistakes

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

    Quote Originally Posted by presluc View Post
    Strange, I thought "WE THE PEOPLE" was the first words of the preamble to the Contitution of the United States.

    Guess I better check my history.....I did it is.
    It is-cite me the law review article that claims such a phrase is a code for income redistribution

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

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    Let's just face it, folks. The system we have now sucks a lot of ass. I hope we can all agree on that much. So the question remains: do we really need a system where the US tax code has over 71,000 pages? Why not simply tax everyone exactly the same regardless of income? No deductions, no loopholes, nothing. The exact same across the board. Then no one can bitch about people paying more or less than others. The states themselves can collect the income tax reducing our need for federal bureaucracy. Billions are spent each year by the IRS simply collecting the taxes because of unnecessary bureaucracy. Just consider it.
    do you understand how drastic a castration of politicians' powers such a change would create?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    do you understand how drastic a castration of politicians' powers such a change would create?
    That's a welcome bonus.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    You have a point. But one could always leave a ridiculous state for a less ridiculous state.

    that is how it should be. If I don't want to live in a state where gays cannot marry, I can move. If I don't want to live in a state where honest people cannot own machine guns or use medicinal marijuana I could move. If my state became a paradise for parasites so that my state filled up with those suckling on the public teat thereby increasing my taxes, net tax payers could move and that would sort of take care of the problem. Liberals hate that idea

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    There is a type of poster who can best be described as a drive-by poster. They enter quickly, say something fast and seemingly pithy, and get the hell out as fast as they can. The whole idea is to let others know they disagreee and feel strongly but to give little than can actually be debated with. It is the antithesis of actual debate.
    Yeah, and that's CF, for the most part. Funny thing, though, haymarket, is that you tend to disappear when you get a substantial response.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Fang View Post
    Well, after the entertainment value wears off, see if you can uncover a way to counter the actual substance of those posts. These little quippies aren't going to get the job done.
    Neither one requires a substantive response; they're incandescently inane. Post roads do not show "wealth redistribution" as a constitutional function of government, and society's two functions are not "risk-sharing" and "wealth redistribution."

    Seeing as you made these claims, it would be nice if you provided something to back them up. I know they're superlatively silly arguments, but why not give it a shot? You know, documentation, history, that sort of thing.
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