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 TurtleDude View Post
    Its actually the most important government function and the function that the federal government is best able to handle above all other functions or issues
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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.
    How does the inheritance tax steal from your median income???
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    I could be wrong but it's my understanding that all estates must go through court, with or without a will. That makes me wonder who actually owns the property in the mean time ...
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The majority of Democrats voted against the GOP war in Iraq. How did the people you support vote on the Iraq war?
    Exactly none.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Get your own island.

    Then pontificate.

    Other than that, learn to live with other people in a cooperative society where you are not a god.
    You are promoting a compulsory society, not a cooperative society. Folks like Lizzie and I are the ones promoting a cooperative society.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Again, you make hollow pontifications based on absolutes. Reality is not what you dream of.
    And still you have no response to the argument that the government's duty is to protect the life, liberty, and property of all people, and that if it robs from peter to pay paul, it is actually violating its duty to protect all people. They are contradictory acts. You be protecting someone's property while you are simultaneously taking their property.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    which Constitution-the correctly interpreted one based on the founders' intent or the one that FDR's lapdog Justices made up and cemented into the jurisprudential fabric of this nation
    The United States of America has but one Constitution.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    So you have no problem violating the life, liberty, and property of some in order to grant benefits to others?
    I have no idea what you are talking about when you speak in such vague generalities.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    translation-if you have something that others want they can vote what you have away from you and you should bend over and not complain
    No. I said it right the first time.

    Get your own island.

    Then pontificate.

    Other than that, learn to live with other people in a cooperative society where you are not a god.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    And still you have no response to the argument that the government's duty is to protect the life, liberty, and property of all people, and that if it robs from peter to pay paul, it is actually violating its duty to protect all people. They are contradictory acts. You be protecting someone's property while you are simultaneously taking their property.
    And you still insist on presenting an argument that is better made by a high school sophomore who has discovered his older brothers textbook to the introductory logic class he is taking at the local community college. Get off the obsession with these absolutes and wisdom may open up for you.
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