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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 randel View Post
    lol...yet you have been 'whining' for quite awhile now...it is what it is, and it isnt a 'death tax' no matter how you spin it.
    death tax and estate tax are interchangeable and your evasions based on what I call it are uber-dishonest

    and its people like you who whine-you whine about the rich,
    you whine about the poor being poor because of the rich
    in fact isn't whining a necessary part of being a union advocate? I deal with unions all the time and whining is an art they have perfected

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    whining about what term is applied is childish

    and my argument is sound-no one should be taxed or everyone should be taxed the same flat rate
    We all already agreed that the use of the term death tax is childish in view of the reality that there is no such thing.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Actually, randel, in his explanation of the fallacy of the term death tax, nailed it to the wall.... that among other things.

    wow you are agreeing with a fellow traveler

    color me shocked. we know that the people most enamored with the government taking more wealth are the ones most upset with term death tax

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    We all already agreed that the use of the term death tax is childish in view of the reality that there is no such thing.

    three or four of the wealth haters have agreed. But the IRS uses the term as well as tons of writers, commentators and ordinary people

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    well the most famous line from that great movie would be a most appropriate response to many of your questions I suspect
    What!?!?!?! You don't know nuthin' about birthin' no babies?!?!?!?!?!?
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    several of us already educated you on the fact that the term neologism is not accurately applied to death tax
    You need to educate Wikipedia. Their article still correctly identifies it as such. I wonder why you don't correct that? Or perhaps they have already shown you the respect that suggestion merits.

    The term "death tax" is a neologism used by policy makers and critics to describe the estate tax in a way that conveys additional meaning. The terms "death duties" and "inheritance taxes" are also sometimes used.

    Political use of "death tax" as a synonym for "estate tax" was encouraged by Jack Faris of the National Federation of Independent Business[46] during the Speakership of Newt Gingrich.
    Well-known Republican pollster Frank Luntz wrote that the term "death tax" "kindled voter resentment in a way that 'inheritance tax' and 'estate tax' do not".[47
    You are merely following the political marching orders of right wing opinion makers.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    so how come even the IRS uses that term
    An irs.gov link would be nice to back that up. Otherwise it's just more sloth poop.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    its amusing watching the wealth looters so upset at that term
    I thought it was the wealth looters using that term. Labor is about the only wealth a producer has to offer.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    What!?!?!?! You don't know nuthin' about birthin' no babies?!?!?!?!?!?
    Now one thing I know you know is movie history and you damn well know what the most famous line from that movie is-its the one that always ranks high on famous movie lines

    Its ranked #1 here

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    three or four of the wealth haters have agreed. But the IRS uses the term as well as tons of writers, commentators and ordinary people
    who hates 'wealth' or those who are wealthy?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Now one thing I know you know is movie history and you damn well know what the most famous line from that movie is-its the one that always ranks high on famous movie lines

    Its ranked #1 here

    AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    That still don't prove you know nuthin' about birthin' no babies.
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