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 blinders on, and the mantras are reality looming ahead, whether or not you and others can accept it.
    Are you also part of that non-voting group out there? If so, I'd like to hear how you think your mantras will become reality.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Are you also part of that non-voting group out there? If so, I'd like to hear how you think your mantras will become reality.
    A very good question. Over the past ten years I have found that there is a type of person who embraces a libertarian ideology but will not involve themselves with the formal party for various reasons - I suspect the practical results which are fairly horrible when they count the votes. They know that their ideology and platform is NOT shared by many Americans so they shun actual grass roots organizing and politics in favor of what they believe is a new wave of proselytizing as ideological missionaries - and that is where we come in here. They spend the time they could be using in actual political organizing preaching on sites like this one hoping to convince the gullible or young. Their targets are the kid who just read Rand or Heinlein and may be something of a social misfit.

    They really believe that their 'revolution' will be won in this way.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    what is unbelievable is that this is the response you give...seriously, read my post, then think about it....is an inventor/entreprenuer/ visonary going to be able to everything necessary to bring their product/idea/innovation to market by themselves? or are they going to require laborers at some point? now please dispense with the snarky replies, and answer my question. no need to insult everyone you disagree with, we have enough of those around here already.
    You should seriously read your own post, then think about it yourself.

    The creator improves the lives of humanity with a new idea, which further creates jobs for those who desire to improve their own.

    Unless they are slaves, the people doing the physical labor are in no way contributing, but rather benefiting from the idea of another.

    My statement was not a "snarky reply" but rather my true sentiments regarding someone who can't see the obvious fallacies in their own argument.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by presluc View Post
    Not being sarcastic here but is the following fact true or false?

    The more people that have jobs the more people paying taxes , the more people paying taxes the less taxes people will have to pay.
    The normal knee-jerk response would be true, but those who have been paying close attention are well aware that it is false.

    Government's track record has been to spend every penny it taxes, prints, borrows and steals and is forever seeking more-more-more.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    You should seriously read your own post, then think about it yourself.

    The creator improves the lives of humanity with a new idea, which further creates jobs for those who desire to improve their own.

    Unless they are slaves, the people doing the physical labor are in no way contributing, but rather benefiting from the idea of another.

    My statement was not a "snarky reply" but rather my true sentiments regarding someone who can't see the obvious fallacies in their own argument.
    answer my questions in the post....having an idea is one thing, being able to bring it to market, is another...and yes, your statement was 'snarky', you dismiss out of hand what you don't agree with, putting no thought into my response. i answered your question about age and education, what about you? how old, and what education?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Thank you. You have given me some serious food for thought. I think that my decision not to vote may have been a mistake,

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    You should seriously read your own post, then think about it yourself.

    The creator improves the lives of humanity with a new idea, which further creates jobs for those who desire to improve their own.

    Unless they are slaves, the people doing the physical labor are in no way contributing, but rather benefiting from the idea of another.

    My statement was not a "snarky reply" but rather my true sentiments regarding someone who can't see the obvious fallacies in their own argument.
    Well, where are the jobs resulting from the lowest tax rate on inheritance in 80 years???
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    answer my questions in the post....having an idea is one thing, being able to bring it to market, is another...and yes, your statement was 'snarky', you dismiss out of hand what you don't agree with, putting no thought into my response. i answered your question about age and education, what about you? how old, and what education?
    I did answer and in fact feel rather foolish for providing an ever so obvious answer to such a ridiculous question.

    I don't enjoy stooping to the ground level of those who are grossly inferior and will be more careful in the future.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    I would wager inheritance is the single largest contributor to wealth inequality and absence of equality of opportunity this side of compound interest or the mortgage interest deduction.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomfoolery View Post
    I would wager inheritance is the single largest contributor to wealth inequality and absence of equality of opportunity this side of compound interest or the mortgage interest deduction.
    Definitely a large part of it, and not surprising at all since for the last decade the inheritance tax rate has been the lowest it has been in 80 years.
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