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 Catawba View Post
    I think the rule of law is more than enough legal position on the matter. Let us know when your case has been successful in the Supreme Court.
    Which "law" shows that "We the People" in the Preamble refers to income redistribution?

    No, really. Cite it.
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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?
    The system itself actually seems capable on the basis of observations made as recently as the 1990's of being operated to broadly beneficial effect. There came a point there where we changed operators and things the seemed to go straight into the tank in record time. We probably shouldn't have given that guy even one, much less two chances at it, but having got rid of him at last, things do seem to be slowly returning into positive territory.

    By the way, it's a good bet that no more than 50 of the supposed 71,000 pages of the tax code actually apply to you. Taxes in this country are in reality so simple that we allow people themselves to figure out how much they owe and then pay it. The tax code as a whole is meanwhile so complex and broadranging because the economy is that complex and broadranging. There are no pages among the 71,000 that describe the proper tax treatment of a situation that does not at least implicitly exist. Since they simply don't apply to you, the only way these 71,000 pages can be any burden is if you were for some reason looking to purchase a published copy of the entire thing. Otherwise, what's your actual beef?
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    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 reason that no one seriously even proposes such schemes is that they result in taxes that are not the same at all. Low-income families asked to give up 20% of their income would be sacrificing basics and necessities. High-income families would be sacrificing luxury items or another few thousand dollars parked outside the real economy in some investment account. What actual tax policy people try to do is recognize the concept of tax burden while still appreciating the notion of incentives. Each of these is a complex subject in its own right, but you will never come to an equitable system of any sort as long as you think taking 20% from a low-income family is the same thinsg as taking 20% from a high-income family.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Which "law" shows that "We the People" in the Preamble refers to income redistribution?

    No, really. Cite it.
    LOL! I can't cite a figment of the imagination that you and Turtledude happen to share.

    What tax law has been found to be unconstitutional under the rule of law in this country???
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Here's two from recent days.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/genera...post1060198901

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/genera...post1060194792

    Oh, I'm sure you'll go answer them now . . .

    In any case, you were referring to me as a "drive by." "My posting sytle," indeed.
    As to the first - the tea party thread post #100 - I see nothing in there calling for any refutation by myself.

    As to the second - post #447 what I see there from you - is the exact thing that you are criticized of - making a broad and sweeping statement - in this case ALL OF OBAMA CARE IS IDEOLOGICAL - when you were totally impotent in actually dealing with the substance of it and pointing out one specific thing and demonstrating the supposed ideology that it was derived from. You did not provide what was requested for you so there was nothing to reply to since you did not give a proper reply to the question. I still await a proper answer and would welcome one.

    Perhaps you would like to try again?
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    As to the first - the tea party thread post #100 - I see nothing in there calling for any refutation by myself.

    As to the second - post #447 what I see there from you - is the exact thing that you are criticized of - making a broad and sweeping statement - in this case ALL OF OBAMA CARE IS IDEOLOGICAL - when you were totally impotent in actually dealing with the substance of it and pointing out one specific thing and demonstrating the supposed ideology that it was derived from. You did not provide what was requested for you so there was nothing to reply to since you did not give a proper reply to the question. I still await a proper answer and would welcome one.

    Perhaps you would like to try again?
    Of course you say now they didn't warrant response.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    I've said before that I think the simplest solution would be for the feds to issue 50 tax bills, one to each state. Each state gets billed for their share (apportioned by population) of the federal tax burden. Done. No IRS, no tax law, no deductions. Just 50 tax bills.
    Deck chairs on the Titanic. Plus most state governments do not have the cushion of deficit-financing. The federal government (obviously) does.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Of course you say now they didn't warrant response.


    If something does not warrant a response - then there is no response.

    Is that not clear to you? The fact that you and the other poster did not get a response was self evident. Perhaps next time you should look over your own post to see where it defects and liabilities lie before you go criticizing others?

    And even after this was made clear to you regarding your Obama care post - you still have neglected to provide any explaination with details. Instead, you prefer the fast drive-by supposedly pithy remark that is intended to leave the other side with nothing to actually respond to other than exposing your tacitc.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    psychobabble. right now more people are net takers than producers when it comes to the government.
    If so, it's very significantly because of just the sort of lame-brained laissez-faire free-market economics that various pseudo-rich people and assorted FOX News watchers tend mindlessly to exalt and venerate.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    More people are getting more from the federal government than they pay in taxes.
    That's true for most people. Value-added in the public sector that's made available to everybody else free of charge.

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    And the main issue you ignore (because it is uncomfortable to your welfare-socialist yearnings) is that what people like me have problems with is not that the poor don't pay enough taxes but they demand stuff they are unwilling or unable to pay for and this tax scheme encourages that.
    A progressive tax system takes relatively LESS from the poor. They are therefore relatively MORE able to pay for their own stuff. They'd do even better at it if a certain stripe didn't go around trying to undercut their incomes and opportunties all the time.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    If something does not warrant a response - then there is no response.

    Is that not clear to you? The fact that you and the other poster did not get a response was self evident. Perhaps next time you should look over your own post to see where it defects and liabilities lie before you go criticizing others?

    And even after this was made clear to you regarding your Obama care post - you still have neglected to provide any explaination with details. Instead, you prefer the fast drive-by supposedly pithy remark that is intended to leave the other side with nothing to actually respond to other than exposing your tacitc.
    Funny how you're proving in this thread you don't let something go if you think you can post a winner, yet you were silent elsewhere.

    Funnier still that hey, now you suddenly DO have the responses you said weren't necessary. So why didn't you say it then, and why aren't you saying it there now?

    So go do it if you think you can. My point HERE is made, in spades.
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