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
    Was this by any chance copied from a note that TurleDude sent you? In any case, your failure to mount any sort of rebuttal to the notion of the credit crisis having run straight off the cliff thanks to the efforts of laissez-faire cowboy capitalists and do-nothing regulators has been noted.
    Funny that I never mentioned the credit crisis but you jump to a conclusions on what I think. You might not want to take notice of the fact but capitalism isn't what started it all and surely isn't what ended it all by itself but all of this is a different issue.

    I can read in multiple languages, just not the one you wriote that gibberish in.
    Well that is great, but I wrote it clear enough.


    You've captured the TD essence beautifully. That's completely indecipherable. One of the things about training in Economics is that it includes training in how to present points clearly and succinctly and in a manner that a reader is apt to find familiar, even if he or she is not particularly well-versed in the subject matter. Obviously, you guys have never had any sort of training like that.
    Is this really all you have as someone that is trained in this sort of thing? What I said is not new and anyone that is trained in economics should understand what I am talking about perfectly. If you don't, you need to go back to school.

    Seems like Choice #6 from the All-Purpose Meaningless Response Cheat Sheet. Whether you realized it before or not, the more times a dollar turns over per unit of time, the greater aggregate demand will be and the more jobs will be present in the economy. This is from one of the fundamental relationships of macro economics -- the money supply times its velocity equals GDP. Live and learn, eh?
    Whether you realize it or not you can't treat the ability for money of changing hands as if job creation is solely connected to this mechanic as you will find you are ignoring the human aspect of economic theory which always results in bad outcomes. Live and learn, eh?

    If anything, telling me money changes hands and this "CAN" (thanks for leaving it out) create jobs is not ground breaking and its meaningless statement by itself.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Fang View Post
    You could have just said, "Wow, you're right. I hadn't thought of it that way."
    No, I hadn't thought of it that way, because I'm hardwired against that level of stupidity.


    If you'd like to hire me as a personal tutor, that's fine. Just understand that the last such contract I signed was for $300 an hour.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post

    the death tax is an abomination that is based purely on an appeal to spite or envy
    That post sounds like it was written by a whiney rich brat that is too busy feeling sorry for himself to admit the Estate tax rates are the lowest they have been in 80 years.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    aw, lookit that. upset about the results of the poll and defunct of any argument in favor of a business-killing ultra-rich protecting tax racket, they are left with nothing but ad hominem.

    see kids what can happen when you don't study?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    aw, lookit that. upset about the results of the poll and defunct of any argument in favor of a business-killing ultra-rich protecting tax racket, they are left with nothing but ad hominem.

    see kids what can happen when you don't study?
    first, I see nobody truly UPSET ABOUT THE RESULTS OF A POLL. After all, it is split 55 -45 between those who favor no inheritance tax and those which do. It no big deal and means precious little at the end of the day.

    second, I believe the poster is simply returning the favor in kind.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    That post sounds like it was written by a whiney rich brat that is too busy feeling sorry for himself to admit the Estate tax rates are the lowest they have been in 80 years.


    and your constant demand that others pay more money to the government sounds like it was written by someone who spends half of his time suckling from the public teat and the other half of his time demanding others be taxed more to put more milk in that teat

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    and your constant demand that others pay more money to the government sounds like it was written by someone who spends half of his time suckling from the public teat and the other half of his time demanding others be taxed more to put more milk in that teat
    There are patriotic Americans who have legitimate concerns about the annual deficits we are running and their accumulation into a growing national debt. They do not want to pass this on to our children and grandchildren and believe the only responsible thing is to take significant steps to reduce this and eliminate it over a reasonable time. This involves dealing with both sides of the ledger, both INCOME and EXPENDITURES. This is not a new concept or a ideological concept or a political concept. It is simple bookkeeping 101.

    That has nothing to do with mammary obsession.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    now that's funny. a supporter of this guy:



    lecturing anyone else about bookkeeping.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    There are patriotic Americans who have legitimate concerns about the annual deficits we are running and their accumulation into a growing national debt. They do not want to pass this on to our children and grandchildren and believe the only responsible thing is to take significant steps to reduce this and eliminate it over a reasonable time. This involves dealing with both sides of the ledger, both INCOME and EXPENDITURES. This is not a new concept or a ideological concept or a political concept. It is simple bookkeeping 101.

    That has nothing to do with mammary obsession.
    trying to justify demands that OTHERS pay more of a tax that the poster himself does not pay and is in no danger of paying is hardly patriotism and attempts to justify a desire that others be taxed more out of patriotism is beyond pathetic

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

    The Rich Boys gather at the Country Club once a week to pat themselves on the back and discuss the altruistic things They've been doing for society by providing our sustenance and goods, even saving our very lives. They're the Saints of the World, saving it everyday from the ravages of nature by supplying the rest of humanity housing and all the other accouterments of civilization. Our bodies are something we gladly give Them in sacrifice as recognition of Their charity and benevolence. They give so much and take so little it is self-evident that without Them society would surely fall and crumble. We should be proud to grovel at Their feet, to daily confess our recognition of Their inherent superiority and the power of The Dollar. Their only regret is the concessions Their forebears were forced to make in order to rid themselves of the King, concessions that are now promoting disobedience and hedonism in this Great Society They have created. Woe unto them who test the Powers That Be.
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