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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 Centinel View Post
    Good comeback. Yeah, I see I was totally wrong now. Thanks for clearing that up.


    Good, build a strawman. That'll help.
    You can call the TRUTH anything you want to call it but it is still the TRUTH just the same.

    Exposing your radical agenda is the greatest threat against it. I can see why you mock the cleansing light of day in shining on it.

    Why do you pretend to get all sincere and ask questions only to mock the truthful answers you get in return?
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    I must admit that I'm more than a little surprised at the results of this poll thus far considering the growing popularity of Progressivism and it's policy of "from each according to their ability, to each according to their needs".

    It's reassuring to know that most americans still believe that We The People should be the chief executors of our accumulated assets even in death, rather than having government confiscate them for scrupulous politicians to buy votes with or waste on $800 toilet seats.

    Half the people in the United States are presently paying all the bills and when this nation reaches the tipping point, those who pay nothing will demand that they pay more and more by means of an unjust democracy at a ballot box they will soon control.

    Those who keep the lights turned on, the gears greased and the wheels of industry turning, which creates jobs for the masses, may be forced to relocate off shore to nations where their accomplishments and services are appreciated as has already been happening as of late.

    The fact that we presently have an Administration in power that continues to grow the dependent half of the population while demanding ever more from the decreasing half, suggests that this Administration is either ignorant of the obvious or 100% aware of what it is doing.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
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    The United States now rests in the hands of the ever increasing number of non-producers whose survival is dependent upon government entitlements as payment for their votes__Their future generation's disappointment will be legendary when they realize the utopia promised is in reality a totalitarian nightmare.
    How are you defining this category of people you call "non producers"?
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Any transfer of money should simply be considered as income and taxed at the appropriate rate. On millions of dollars that would be 35%.

    Nothing could be fairer.
    Really? So if I transfer money from my savings to my checking I should pay a tax on that? How about if my brother gives me 100 bucks?

    **** you, what utter tripe. Par for the course for this looter.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    You can call the TRUTH anything you want to call it but it is still the TRUTH just the same.

    Exposing your radical agenda is the greatest threat against it. I can see why you mock the cleansing light of day in shining on it.

    Why do you pretend to get all sincere and ask questions only to mock the truthful answers you get in return?
    I understand why you wish to block my agenda. My agenda is to stop people like you who wish to use the power of the state to redistribute the property of others. Your agenda it to propagate a system in which you use the state to take what belongs to Peter in order to give it to Paul. Some might consider yours and not mine to be the extreme agenda.

    My goal is to wrest the government from people like you who wish to use it as your own personal goon squad. The proper role of government is the protection of life, liberty, and property. You wish to destroy the proper government and convert it into a thugocracy that preys upon the liberty and property of others to slake your thirst for power over your fellow man.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Really? So if I transfer money from my savings to my checking I should pay a tax on that? How about if my brother gives me 100 bucks?

    **** you, what utter tripe. Par for the course for this looter.
    The transfer refers a change of ownership from one owner to a different owner. Gifts under a certain dollar level would not be included in that.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    I understand why you wish to block my agenda. My agenda is to stop people like you who wish to use the power of the state to redistribute the property of others. Your agenda it to propagate a system in which you use the state to take what belongs to Peter in order to give it to Paul. Some might consider yours and not mine to be the extreme agenda.

    My goal is to wrest the government from people like you who wish to use it as your own personal goon squad. The proper role of government is the protection of life, liberty, and property. You wish to destroy the proper government and convert it into a thugocracy that preys upon the liberty and property of others to slake your thirst for power over your fellow man.
    Thankfully, the people who believe as you do, are a very tiny minority.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    The United States now rests in the hands of the ever increasing number of non-producers whose survival is dependent upon government entitlements as payment for their votes__Their future generation's disappointment will be legendary when they realize the utopia promised is in reality a totalitarian nightmare.
    Non-producers? There's a lot of working poor out there that rely on government help.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    ... rather than having government confiscate them for scrupulous politicians to buy votes with or waste on $800 toilet seats.
    I'd be perfectly happy if they took all the money from the estate and burned it - just take it out of circulation. For me this has nothing to do with increasing revenue, it has to do with pest control.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Really? So if I transfer money from my savings to my checking I should pay a tax on that? How about if my brother gives me 100 bucks?

    **** you, what utter tripe. Par for the course for this looter.
    seriously? i believe you know that this is not what is being discussed....

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