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
    that you spend so much time trying to convince yourself and a few others that I am wrong really proves I have hit the mark solidly
    Being selfish and uncaring is the thing that is wrong, Turtle.
    Have you ever left the sanctity of your "ivory tower" and dared to mix with the masses - or the poor. ??
    And, at this point, I am against the inheritance tax, but of course, the capital gains tax should be higher...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    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.
    translation, you know i'm right, but can't bring yourself to admit it. i've got you pegged for being about 16 and full of shinola. little girl, if you can't hang with the big dogs, get off the porch....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that you spend so much time trying to convince yourself and a few others that I am wrong really proves I have hit the mark solidly
    NO. What it proves is that no matter how many days in a row you pretty much post the same thing in thread after thread after thread, people of intelligence and patriotism will stand up and expose the true motives behind your own personal desire for your own tax cut.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    I favor a high estate tax on only the very liquid assets.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    another lie-I merely believe in fair taxation not a system that is designed to buy the votes of the many and encourage them to demand more spending that only a small group is tasked to pay for
    Another lie as evidenced by your previous post:

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude
    but still much higher than it was for most of the first 150 years of our country's history
    The inheritance tax is only 90 years old, and for the last decade it has been lower than anytime in the last 80 years.
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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.
    If you actually earned your own money I'm sure you would believe the things you worked hard for and payed taxes on during your lifetime should go to your family rather than some over-sized bureaucratic wasteful government that would squander it on $800 toilet seats and buying the votes of losers who do nothing but sit on their butts all day getting high and making babies__Quitters are losers but winners never give up!

    I can guarantee you that your life's failures are not due to "inequality" but rather to the fact that you're a helpless whiney loser who believes you need a nanny government to take care of you from cradle to grave__You have the choice to remain a frightened dependent loser with no self-confidence and blaming others for your failures or find the Forest Gump within you, face life's challenges and never accept failure as an option.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Being selfish and uncaring is the thing that is wrong, Turtle.
    Have you ever left the sanctity of your "ivory tower" and dared to mix with the masses - or the poor. ??
    And, at this point, I am against the inheritance tax, but of course, the capital gains tax should be higher...
    I find supporting government addiction, government expansion and fostering dependency on the government tit to be selfish and uncaring especially when those who push that stuff do it for political gain

    capital gains should not be higher and its selfish to demand that they be raised

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Another lie as evidenced by your previous post:



    The inheritance tax is only 90 years old, and for the last decade it has been lower than anytime in the last 80 years.

    Duh, before that malignancy was created it was ZERO. Only you could claim that a rate that is above Zero is not higher than the zero rate

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

    Quote Originally Posted by NAKED N00B View Post
    I favor a high estate tax on only the very liquid assets.
    why? justification?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    If you actually earned your own money I'm sure you would believe the things you worked hard for and payed taxes on during your lifetime should go to your family rather than some over-sized bureaucratic wasteful government that would squander it on $800 toilet seats and buying the votes of losers who do nothing but sit on their butts all day getting high and making babies__Quitters are losers but winners never give up!

    I can guarantee you that your life's failures are not due to "inequality" but rather to the fact that you're a helpless whiney loser who believes you need a nanny government to take care of you from cradle to grave__You have the choice to remain a frightened dependent loser with no self-confidence and blaming others for your failures or find the Forest Gump within you, face life's challenges and never accept failure as an option.
    I don't disagree with ALL you are saying. I do have a couple of exceptions.

    Does your beliefs include "children", indigent elderly, and the disabled? Do they have the political or otherwise ability to just accept the challenges of life...go with the hand they were dealt?

    I know kids can sometime be whiny...but losers because that might fall a little short on taking care of all their own needs?

    Define "inequality"...if you don't mind.

    I mean are you saying that inequality doesn't exist at all...? All things are equal in opportunity for everybody? No factors prevent success for all people?



    I agree with much of what TD said...
    I find supporting government addiction, government expansion and fostering dependency on the government tit to be selfish and uncaring especially when those who push that stuff do it for political gain
    I hate being taxed...as probably as must as TD. I'm retired. And to be bluntly honest...my lifestyle is not trying to survive among the bottom 80%. Capital Gains...well, I sure as hell don't want the rate to rise.

    But does your beliefs apply to every human being in America? Do we live in a totally victimless society? Every person in America made his or her bed? Are there Zero exceptions?

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