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
    why should only those who are top one percent tax payers be afflicted by the death tax
    I'm not sure why you keep saying this. I'm not arguing that. I'm arguing for ANY amount of inherited income to be treated exactly the same as earned income and taxed at the same rates.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    and why do you insist that a wasteful bloated government have access to even more wealth of citizens?
    I'm not arguing this either. If all inheritance was treated as income, and everyone was paying taxes on it, income tax rates could be reduced slightly to compensate.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I'm not sure why you keep saying this. I'm not arguing that. I'm arguing for ANY amount of inherited income to be treated exactly the same as earned income and taxed at the same rates.



    I'm not arguing this either. If all inheritance was treated as income, and everyone was paying taxes on it, income tax rates could be reduced slightly to compensate.

    any politician who tried to tax all inheritances would be voted out of office or shot

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

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    Allow me to once again explain the difference, as you seem to have missed it. Salary is payment for a factor of production, while inheritance is not. That is the difference.
    So what? really - So what? Why is that the crucial and important determinant for you?
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    any politician who tried to tax all inheritances would be voted out of office or shot
    As to the allegation that a politician would be voted out of office - by whom exactly?

    As to the second - the shooting - is that some sort of half baked threat on behalf of the one-percenters with you as their masked avenger wreaking that penalty yourself?
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    If you don't pay death taxes your ranting that others should pay more has no merit whatsoever
    I don't know of anyone that has paid death taxes. Would you care to list a few people who have done this?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    I don't know of anyone that has paid death taxes. Would you care to list a few people who have done this?

    are you trying to divert the thread with idiotic diversion?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    As to the allegation that a politician would be voted out of office - by whom exactly?

    As to the second - the shooting - is that some sort of half baked threat on behalf of the one-percenters with you as their masked avenger wreaking that penalty yourself?
    why doesn't your beloved Democrat party-the party of parasites and feed the government more party propose such a scheme?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    are you trying to divert the thread with idiotic diversion?
    Actually he is taking your very claims in your very words and challenging you to prove them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Actually he is taking your very claims in your very words and challenging you to prove them.

    Can you?

    THe estate pays the death taxes-which I have already stated within the last hour. SO his dishonesty is rather obvious

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    why doesn't your beloved Democrat party-the party of parasites and feed the government more party propose such a scheme?
    Why don't you answer the question that you yourself brought about? You seem to confuse me with the people who write the Democratic policy at the convention this summer. While I guess I should be flattered, unfortunately, I will not be given that responsibility. If I were, you could bet your life I would write it just the way I have repeatedly advocated.

    Now again Turtle, as to the second - the shooting - is that some sort of half baked threat on behalf of the one-percenters with you as their masked avenger wreaking that penalty yourself?
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