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 Empirica View Post
    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.

    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.
    'Those who keep the lights turned on, the gears greased and the wheels of industry turning,'.......you mean the the common working man/woman, right?


    "The fact that we presently have an Administration in power that continues to grow the dependent half of the population........." you are aware that republican policy, from the last administration, increased the number of non-tax payers, right? the current administration is getting the ship back on course, as 20+ months of economic growth and job creation shows.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    How are you defining this category of people you call "non producers"?
    I see your point__Maybe "non-contributor" would have been a better choice of words.

    I stand corrected__Do you now agree with my assessment?
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    I see your point__Maybe "non-contributor" would have been a better choice of words.

    I stand corrected__Do you now agree with my assessment?
    Well it would be nice if you defined what you mean by a "non contributor"? Are you limiting this to one tax? One program? One aspect of life?
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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.
    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Thankfully, the people who believe as you do, are a very tiny minority.
    Those who live by the law of the jungle are often happy when there are fewer people to resist their attacks.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    Those who live by the law of the jungle are often happy when there are fewer people to resist their attacks.
    Which has nothing to do with this discussion, the American people, its representative government or myself.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    Those who live by the law of the jungle are often happy when there are fewer people to resist their attacks.
    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Which has nothing to do with this discussion, the American people, its representative government or myself.
    No. You wish to use force to take what belongs to others and give it away. This has everything to do with you and your agenda.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    seriously? i believe you know that this is not what is being discussed....
    It was a quote from an early page of this thread, yes seriously, and its STILL the premise of haymarket's tripe.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    No. You wish to use force to take what belongs to others and give it away. This has everything to do with you and your agenda.
    So social safety nets for the poor and the elderly are the "law of the jungle"?
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    'Those who keep the lights turned on, the gears greased and the wheels of industry turning,'.......you mean the the common working man/woman, right?
    *Sarcasm* I guess you don't understand the truth passed down from the great Ayn Rand and told by her master of humankind...John Gault. We are just peons running around like chickens with their heads cut off, only by the benevolence of the "producers" aka the rich people are we allowed to toil in their factories and have the privilage of them skimming x% from everybody's labor. You should get an education via the good book "Atlas Shrugged"...it's all right there for you*/sarcasm*
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    No. You wish to use force to take what belongs to others and give it away. This has everything to do with you and your agenda.
    we have been over this before. Your hyperbolic over the top USE OF FORCE is actually taxation. So lets get real.

    Your overuse of the hyperbolic and dramatic grows with every day. Taking a lesson from you, one could post about people in white lab coats cutting the flesh off women and children and shoving sharp projectiles into their bodies causing pain and discomfort, making them swallow dangerous drugs and ordering them how to live.

    Otherwise know as doctors and patients.

    You seem to be the only person who feels you can run a government for 311 million people without a system of compulsory taxation.
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