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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
    In which country is this being done???
    None of which I'm aware.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    None of which I'm aware.
    My point exactly!.........
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    My point exactly!.........
    That is what the United States of America is doing.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    But in the USA and other socially liberal (with regards to welfare) countries, we are killing ourselves with social programs at the expense of those who are productive. This is only sustainable for a certain amount of time- that is, until taxation is heavy enough that the working can no longer afford to pay the bill. We are nearing that point right now. We have a population in which almost half is not paying anything in the way of federal income taxes, which is the largest chunk of tax monies that we bring into the federal revenues. We are aging, a higher percent of people are moving onto SS and Medicare, a huge number of people are moving into federally funded disability programs, where they will remain until they die, and now we are looking at a huge federal expenditure on health care that we can't afford.

    When the government keeps taxing those who work, to pay for an ever-expanding number who don't, it is redistribution of wealth that will eventually bring us all down to poverty-level. Our manufacturing base has been diminishing, and our primary economic sector is now service-based.

    Whatever you fund grows. Throw money into welfare, you get more people living on welfare. It doesn't lift them out of poverty, it creates more poverty-minded people. Fund women having illigitimate babies, and you get more illigitimate babies. Fund sickness and disability, and you get more sickness and disability. Whether you are willing to acknowledge it or not, we are creating more of the problems we have because we so willingly fund them. Most people are like water. They will take the path of least resistance and settle in where they know they can subsist, because it's easier that way. Life is hard, and when you let people believe that it's not, you are creating an enslavement-minded individual who will willingly let the government take from others to give to them. We are creating a terrible mind-set in the modern American these days, and we will pay dearly for it- all of us.

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

    Lizzie, to add to what you just said, the progressive tax system has never proven itself able to support the welfare state.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    That is exactly what we have done. Its called the United States of America.
    Most of those on the far right today seem to think they are going to be able to convince seniors to take the hit for the last 30 years of spending as much on the military as the rest of the world combined, at the same time that revenues were reduced with the tax breaks for the rich.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Most of those on the far right today seem to think they are going to be able to convince seniors to take the hit for the last 30 years of spending as much on the military as the rest of the world combined, at the same time that revenues were reduced with the tax breaks for the rich.
    Its not going to happen. ALEC will not get its way.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    I'm sorry, maybe I am mistaken. Is Ayn Rand not a fair representation? I've read both Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead.
    No, she is not.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    No, she is not.
    That's informative, thank you.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    My point exactly!.........
    Ah yes, the old "all the cool kids are doing it" argument.

    Sorry but I don't base my ethical behavior on what all the cool kids are doing. My position is that it is unethical for one person to initiate aggression against another. Obviously you disagree. I'm still not going to initiate force against people, just because you think I should.

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