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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
    Isn't it amazing how bent out of shape the tax the rich more crowd gets over calling their wealth stealing scheme a death tax.
    They don't like it when you don't use their approved terms. They want to control everything, even the language you use.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    This sums up the issue as well as I've seen:

    "I’m not sure what’s more offensive: the selfish efforts to secure yet another tax break for the wealthy, or the bogus and insulting economic threats with which they are trying to sell it." - David Goldstein.

    Northwest Progressive Institute Archive: Whining about the estate tax
    I don't know what is more offensive

    uber rich asses like Buffett demanding to jack up a tax that bothers them none in the least in order to garner ass kissing and gratitude from the envious ne'er do wells and failures or those ne'er do wells and failures whining about the rich and demanding the rich pay a tax that these mediocrities will never have to pay themselves

    quoting a socialist website on taxes is about as worthwhile as quoting Black September as to the legitimacy of the State of Israel

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    They don't like it when you don't use their approved terms. They want to control everything, even the language you use.
    They love calling semi auto sporting rifles "ASSAULT WEAPONS" or pistols poor people can afford "SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIALS" (A racist term BTW) but they suffer severe conniptions when we call their beloved wealth confiscation schemes death taxes

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    They love calling semi auto sporting rifles "ASSAULT WEAPONS" or pistols poor people can afford "SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIALS" (A racist term BTW) but they suffer severe conniptions when we call their beloved wealth confiscation schemes death taxes
    Two words: thoughtcrime.

    I mean, seriously, you can't run an effective violent interventionist redistributionist collectivist totalitarian regime without controlling the language.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    Two words: thoughtcrime.

    I mean, seriously, you can't run an effective violent interventionist redistributionist collectivist totalitarian regime without controlling the language.
    "we will teach our twisted speech to the young believers"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    This sums up the issue as well as I've seen:

    "I’m not sure what’s more offensive: the selfish efforts to secure yet another tax break for the wealthy, or the bogus and insulting economic threats with which they are trying to sell it." - David Goldstein.

    Northwest Progressive Institute Archive: Whining about the estate tax
    David Goldstein shows just how stupid people can be every time he opens his mouth. Selfish is wanting what others earn for your own benefit. Selfish is not wanting to keep what you earn or give it to your children. If David Goldstein understood the terms he uses he would appear to be less stupid when he decides to speak but sadly that isn't something he thinks is worth his effort.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    David Goldstein shows just how stupid people can be every time he opens his mouth. Selfish is wanting what others earn for your own benefit. Selfish is not wanting to keep what you earn or give it to your children. If David Goldstein understood the terms he uses he would appear to be less stupid when he decides to speak but sadly that isn't something he thinks is worth his effort.
    He's a clear parasitic pimp. He thinks others are more entitled to my wealth than my son or those I want to have it. he is nothing more than a thief in my book and in an ideal world, he should be treated the same as someone who breaks in your home and tries to take your money by force
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    David Goldstein shows just how stupid people can be every time he opens his mouth. Selfish is wanting what others earn for your own benefit. Selfish is not wanting to keep what you earn or give it to your children. If David Goldstein understood the terms he uses he would appear to be less stupid when he decides to speak but sadly that isn't something he thinks is worth his effort.
    I don't think it's selfish for families to wish to keep their assets. It's their stuff, after all. I just don't regard assets moving between family members to be the same as salary or investment income. The federal government should keep its hands off family wealth.

    If the federal government would concern itself with federal issues, rather than meddling in the affairs of the states, maybe it would not have such an insatiable appetite for family wealth. Same with unconstitutional wars. If I have to choose between giving a family's assets to the federal government or allowing the family to keep them, I will generally come down on the side of letting people keep their stuff.
    Last edited by Centinel; 02-27-12 at 09:55 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    You could tell me when the transfer was independent of someone dieing. Until you do that I see no reason to change how I call it.
    Thousands of people die every day of the week, month and year. And they pay no estate or inheritance tax. Their death is totally independent of any tax associated with the event of death.

    It is not the act of death which is taxed - it is the transfer of wealth from one person to a different person.

    Consider this: one could die and have all their wealth , even great wealth, burned with their body viking style in a great and glorious pyre of flame. Their is nothing to transfer and the death of a wealthy person took place just the same.

    It is not death that is taxed as we all can see it happens every hour of the day and there is not a tax upon it. Wealthy people can die and their estate not be subject to any tax if it is all burned with them.

    So it is NOT death that is taxed and it is not even rich people who are taxed. It is the transfer of wealth from one person to the other that is taxed.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    They love calling semi auto sporting rifles "ASSAULT WEAPONS" or pistols poor people can afford "SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIALS" (A racist term BTW) but they suffer severe conniptions when we call their beloved wealth confiscation schemes death taxes
    Irrelevant nonsense that has nothing to do with the subject being discussed.
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