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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
    that is silly. You operate from the false premise that such rights are absolute.
    Please elaborate.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I was the ranking political science student in my college class. I studied government under one of the true masters-Robert Dahl.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Government must carefully balance all rights. There are no absolutes.
    No it doesn't. The rights of non-citizens are not given the same weight as citizens for example

    nor the rights of convicted felons vs honest people

    and some rights are completely ignored. Some posters think slugs or snails might be entitled to rights. If not those creatures, dolphins or monkeys.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    Please elaborate.
    What more needs to be said once one says two plus two is four?
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    No it doesn't. The rights of non-citizens are not given the same weight as citizens for example

    nor the rights of convicted felons vs honest people

    and some rights are completely ignored. Some posters think slugs or snails might be entitled to rights. If not those creatures, dolphins or monkeys.
    And we are not talking about non citizens or felons..... nor slugs nor snails nor - since flights of fantasy seem to have overtaken you - flying monkeys nor orcs for that matter.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    And we are not talking about non citizens or felons..... nor slugs nor snails nor - since flights of fantasy seem to have overtaken you - flying monkeys nor orcs for that matter.
    You said all rights-when you make such a black or white statement a little shade of gray defeats your comment

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    Actually there is something special about defense. It's purpose is to protect the life, liberty, and property of ALL citizens. There is no other government function such as this. All other functions actually infringe on the life, liberty, or property of SOME citizens in order to benefit OTHER citizens. This is why these functions are illegitimate for the government, since they violate the very purpose of government in the first place.
    I don't know of a more blatant statement than this about protecting life:
    For over 60 years, CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. We are committed to programs that reduce the health and economic consequences of the leading causes of death and disability, thereby ensuring a long, productive, healthy life for all people.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    that is silly. You operate from the false premise that such rights are absolute.
    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    Please elaborate.
    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    What more needs to be said once one says two plus two is four?
    Nothing. And if you had actually said that two plus two is four nobody would have required you to elaborate.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    You said all rights-when you make such a black or white statement a little shade of gray defeats your comment
    No to those with common sense who understand what is being discussed. Slugs and monkeys are not part of common sense in the context we were discussing.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    Nothing. And if you had actually said that two plus two is four nobody would have required you to elaborate.
    I spoke an equal truth.

    If you have your own island nation - then you have absolute rights. If you do not - then you do not have absolute rights. This is not a new or revolutionary concept.
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