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 MoSurveyor View Post
    If $5,000,000 + 65% of everything over that can't buy a future for you then you probably don't deserve one. As I said earlier, they can take the money out of circulation for all I care. It's not the taxes I'm after.
    imposing equal status of misery then?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    If $5,000,000 + 65% of everything over that can't buy a future for you then you probably don't deserve one.

    $5M comes out to a little over $170 a day, 365 days a year, for 80 years - not counting interest. If you can get a lowly 2% interest rate that's $100k a year and you never touch the $5M.
    As I said earlier, they can take the money out of circulation for all I care. It's not the taxes I'm after.
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    imposing equal status of misery then?
    Yeah, spoken like a good communist, eh?
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    No no no sweetie. I'm far from a God. I am among the peons who work my ass off for the median income in our society, it's just that I don't believe in theft as a way of survival.
    And here I thought you were a capitalist! Obviously you're not - or you haven't been following the tech industry's patent wars very closely.
    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Yeah, spoken like a good communist, eh?
    I don't consider $5M "misery" in any way, shape, or form. I could be wrong, though, Turtle certainly whines enough but you wouldn't think he'd be so keen to keep something that hurts so much.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    And here I thought you were a capitalist! Obviously you're not - or you haven't been following the tech industry's patent wars very closely. I don't consider $5M "misery" in any way, shape, or form. I could be wrong, though, Turtle certainly whines enough but you wouldn't think he'd be so keen to keep something that hurts so much.
    I find it funny that those who think they are entitled to take what others have consider it whining to oppose such actions but its not whining to complain that some are rich and the government needs to get even for that

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I find it funny that those who think they are entitled to take what others have consider it whining to oppose such actions but its not whining to complain that some are rich and the government needs to get even for that
    It's not a matter of "getting even" and it's sad you can't see beyond that.


    If my neighbor had a tank I'd be comfortable if the government took that away from him.

    I believe we are in a tense diplomatic situation with Iran over nuclear weapons. They earned them so, by your logic, why can't they have them?
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    It's not a matter of "getting even" and it's sad you can't see beyond that.


    If my neighbor had a tank I'd be comfortable if the government took that away from him.

    I believe we are in a tense diplomatic situation with Iran over nuclear weapons. They earned them so, by your logic, why can't they have them?
    silly analogy unless you think your life is threatened by someone else inheriting money

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    silly analogy unless you think your life is threatened by someone else inheriting money
    I think many people's lives are threatened by other people with too much money. Money is more lethal than a machine gun. With enough of it you can kill a hundred people and never be accused of a crime.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    Yes, I find that offensive as well. I wish you would stop doing that. It's wrong.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by German guy View Post
    A bit polemic, maybe, as I believe there are many libertarians who don't sell out their values for tax cuts.

    But I'm afraid there is more than just a kernel of truth in it, considering quite a few people who call themselves "libertarian".
    Yes, I have seen a small number of left leaning Libertarians, but the great majority vote Republican because they promise low taxes for the rich. I see it in thread after thread on this forum and in my own state.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    well I disagree to some extent.

    national defense is the sine qua non of a national government. It is also specifically delegated to the Federal government in the Constitution.
    Defense is in the Constitution, yes. World hegemony by military force is not. And promoting the welfare of we the people is also in the Constitution. It is funny to hear you, and and few others of the extreme right, continue to cry about the lowest inheritance tax rate in 80 years!
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