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 lizzie View Post
    There are no Libertarians in congress (afaik), and the only one I know of who describes himself as libertarian is Ron Paul, who did not vote for the Iraq war.
    Yep, Ron Paul is a Republican, that's why I asked Centinel for clarification of what he meant.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    None voted against the Iraq war, or none got elected in order to be able to vote against it?

    Which Libertarians voted against the Iraq war?
    I have no idea. The government does what it does without my participation. The government of the US went to war against Iraq. I had nothing to do with it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    I have no idea. The government does what it does without my participation. The government of the US went to war against Iraq. I had nothing to do with it.
    If you don't vote, your opinion carries no weight in how the country is run. By not voting, you did nothing to stop us from going to war with Iraq.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    If you don't vote, your opinion carries no weight in how the country is run.
    Do I also need to vote for my local gang leaders and mafia bosses?

    By not voting, you did nothing to stop us from going to war with Iraq.
    Don't say "us". I didn't go to war with Iraq.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    You don't have to have alot of money to think that capitalism is the most successful and workable economic model going. If I wanted to, I could make much more money than I do, however my priorities in life don't dictate that I do this. I am not materialistic, but I do think that materialism is as valid as my own priorities. We are each individuals, with different interests and capabilities. If someone wants to use his industry and energy to build a financial empire, he/she has my full support, as long as he's not stepping on my toes. There's not a zero-sum game of money. Those who generate alot of money are not taking it from the poor or from anyone else. Those who buy goods and services which make someone wealthy are willingly paying for those goods and services, and are not being coerced by anyone else.
    It's not capitalism I have issue with, it's the supposed purity of your Fairyland that I question. You seemed to be saying capitalist were above theft as a way of life and I was merely pointing out an obvious and big contradiction to that ideal that's happening right now, today, before we even get to your Fairyland world. You guys can't even resolve on paper some of the problems that any government will have, so you put on blinders and keep repeating your mantras hoping those problems will go away. Much good may it do you.

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    If you are envious of those who have more than you, it reflects on your own character, and not that of those you envy.
    I don't envy them any more than you might envy a gangster with his troop and all their firepower out looking for a "good time". I explained this to TurlteDude earlier. You're either too short-sighted to see that position or so full of your own self-righteousness you believe all opposition must be impure.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    The government does what it does without my participation. The government of the US went to war against Iraq. I had nothing to do with it.
    If you meet the qualifications of an American voter than everything the government does it does in your name. That's the nature of the beast.
    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    Do I also need to vote for my local gang leaders and mafia bosses?
    If you mean mayors and governors then, yes you should, even if you do nothing more than write in your local Libertarian leader's name.
    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    Don't say "us". I didn't go to war with Iraq.
    Yes, you did. Just by being a (non-felon) American citizen over the age of 18 you are part of the System. That's what being an American is and voting is one of the most important Rights we are given, a Right that millions of good people have died to defend. If you chose not to exercise that Right, leaving your future in the hands of others, that is one of your options but it doesn't free you of the responsibility. This isn't some child's playground where you can say, "Take it back, I don't want it". The responsibility is yours, like it or not.


    And here I thought you were actually concerned about the well-being of America. If you don't vote then you've proved that assumption wrong.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    It's not capitalism I have issue with, it's the supposed purity of your Fairyland that I question. You seemed to be saying capitalist were above theft as a way of life and I was merely pointing out an obvious and big contradiction to that ideal that's happening right now, today, before we even get to your Fairyland world. You guys can't even resolve on paper some of the problems that any government will have, so you put on blinders and keep repeating your mantras hoping those problems will go away. Much good may it do you.
    There are no blinders on, and the mantras are reality looming ahead, whether or not you and others can accept it.

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    I don't envy them any more than you might envy a gangster with his troop and all their firepower out looking for a "good time". I explained this to TurlteDude earlier. You're either too short-sighted to see that position or so full of your own self-righteousness you believe all opposition must be impure.
    If you didn't envy them, you wouldn't care about the issue of what they do with their money.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    Do I also need to vote for my local gang leaders and mafia bosses?
    If you don't vote, you give away your biggest voice in how the government is run.


    Don't say "us". I didn't go to war with Iraq.
    You didn't do everything in your power to stop it. As far as I am concerned, that is support.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    If you didn't envy them, you wouldn't care about the issue of what they do with their money.
    LOL! That's either good, sound circular logic or extreme short-sightedness - either one of which fits many a Fairyland out there.


    Apparently you DO envy those gang members and their guns. Com'on, you can admit it.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    If you didn't envy them, you wouldn't care about the issue of what they do with their money.


    Is the fact that a consumer economy requires consumers to prosper really that difficult a concept to understand?
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