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 haymarket View Post
    we have been over this before. Your hyperbolic over the top USE OF FORCE is actually taxation. So lets get real.
    Yes, of course it is taxation. And I think it is important to keep clearly in mind exactly what taxation is. It is the taking of another's property, it just happens to be being done by government people.

    You seem to be the only person who feels you can run a government for 311 million people without a system of compulsory taxation.
    "Running a government" can mean lots of things. To you, it means using the government to take money from some people and hand it to others. I happen to believe that taking other people's stuff to hand over to another is wrong, whether it is done by government or not. You obviously are fine with taking other people's stuff to give to others.

    Having the government act as your thug does not equate to "running the government". I think that "running the government" means having the government PROTECT the life, liberty, and property of its citizens, not act as a street corner mugger.

    It all boils down to what you think a government should be used for. For some, it is used to as a protector. On the other hand, your agenda is to have the government act as a looting machine, taking from some in order to hand money over to others.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    Yes, of course it is taxation. And I think it is important to keep clearly in mind exactly what taxation is. It is the taking of another's property, it just happens to be being done by government people.


    "Running a government" can mean lots of things. To you, it means using the government to take money from some people and hand it to others. I happen to believe that taking other people's stuff to hand over to another is wrong, whether it is done by government or not. You obviously are fine with taking other people's stuff to give to others.

    Having the government act as your thug does not equate to "running the government". I think that "running the government" means having the government PROTECT the life, liberty, and property of its citizens, not act as a street corner mugger.

    It all boils down to what you think a government should be used for. For some, it is used to as a protector. On the other hand, your agenda is to have the government act as a looting machine, taking from some in order to hand money over to others.
    so.....how do you finance your 'version' of government?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    so.....how do you finance your 'version' of government?
    Gee, I don't know, I guess the United States never existed before the Income Tax Act of 1913
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    '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?
    You're joking, right?__Surely you don't actually believe something so obviously flawed as this?!__Only a liberal would suggest such a thing.

    The common working man and woman would still be living in cold dark caves if not for the visionaries who created the gears, the grease, and the wheel.

    If you don't mind me asking randel, how old are you and what level of education do you have?


    "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.
    I am well aware of the destructive policies of the previous administration and acknowledge it's contribution to our current predicament.

    The present problem lies with the people who believe the man behind the curtain who tells them everything is fine and getting better.

    Until you open your mind to sources other than that man behind the curtain you will not recognize the destructive policies of the current administration.

    I am neither democrat nor republican__To be quite frank, I don't see much difference in them__Both are taking us to the same place, one just a little bit quicker.

    Liberals operate on blind faith__You like the direction the Democrat/Progressive Party is taking us__The problem is, you won't like it when we get there, but it will be too late.

    Like the liberals, the old school republicans are blindly loyal to their GOP__Libertarians and conservatives on the other hand, are natural born skeptics and loyal only to themselves.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Gee, I don't know, I guess the United States never existed before the Income Tax Act of 1913
    simple question , seems you are against any tax whatsoever, and it seems you labor under the illusion that everything from defense to infrastructure pays for itself, without out taxes, in one form or another, please explain how your 'version' of government would fund itself? if you can't give a straight up answer, then that tells me you really havent thought this all the way through.

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

    I'd probably be okay with 'exempt to a certain point, then taxed at XX-rate", though I'm not sure specifically what those rates should be. Also, I'm not sure exactly how valuations are performed regarding inheritance.

    My father's entire "wealth" will come to me when he dies and I'll probably end up selling a lot of it off (land parcels, vehicles, etc) and renting out the house. I don't have a problem paying tax on the income from the sale, but the item itself? I'm not sure it should be taxed anymore than it already is (i.e. vehicle registration fees, licensing fees, property taxes, etc).
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    You're joking, right?__Surely you don't actually believe something so obviously flawed as this?!__Only a liberal would suggest such a thing.

    The common working man and woman would still be living in cold dark caves if not for the visionaries who created the gears, the grease, and the wheel.

    If you don't mind me asking randel, how old are you and what level of education do you have?


    I am well aware of the destructive policies of the previous administration and acknowledge it's contribution to our current predicament.

    The present problem lies with the people who believe the man behind the curtain who tells them everything is fine and getting better.

    Until you open your mind to sources other than that man behind the curtain you will not recognize the destructive policies of the current administration.

    I am neither democrat nor republican__To be quite frank, I don't see much difference in them__Both are taking us to the same place, one just a little bit quicker.

    Liberals operate on blind faith__You like the direction the Democrat/Progressive Party is taking us__The problem is, you won't like it when we get there, but it will be too late.

    Like the liberals, the old school republicans are blindly loyal to their GOP__Libertarians and conservatives on the other hand, are natural born skeptics and loyal only to themselves.

    The path to personal enlightenment__If you wish to become politically savvy, you must first abandon all party loyalties and become a devout objective skeptic.
    41 with college education....how old are you? what level of education? and no, i'm not joking....being a 'visionary' is all well and good, but will only go so far...you still need those willing to do the work, to run the machines, to fix the machines, to do the actual labor, to accomplish anything...or will that 'visionary' be able to do this all by their lonesome? would henry ford have been able to run the factory all by himself? no, he couldnt, so he had to hire laborers to run it for him.....were fred meijer or sam walton going to be able to run their stores in multiple states by themselves? were they personally going to drive the supply trucks to each store? you need to think this through all the way.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    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?
    Your question inspires me to suggest you as a likely example of the answer__bye-bye!
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    41 with college education....how old are you? what level of education? and no, i'm not joking....being a 'visionary' is all well and good, but will only go so far...you still need those willing to do the work, to run the machines, to fix the machines, to do the actual labor, to accomplish anything...or will that 'visionary' be able to do this all by their lonesome? would henry ford have been able to run the factory all by himself? no, he couldnt, so he had to hire laborers to run it for him.....were fred meijer or sam walton going to be able to run their stores in multiple states by themselves? were they personally going to drive the supply trucks to each store? you need to think this through all the way.
    Unbelievable__if taxpayers funded your college education, they should demand their money back__seriously_
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
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