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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 haymarket View Post
    Well its either the IRS FAQ or the Dr. Seuss Guide to the Kama Sutra.... which do you think the title of the article tells us it is?

    And have you or Henrin yet met the challenge to tell us of when death was taxed independent of any transfer of wealth? Henrin turned the tables and challenged me to show where the estate was taxed and transferred independent of death. And I did tht with the proper evidence.

    Now the turn is yours. Show us where this death tax is applied to anyone independent of any transfer of wealth from one person to another.
    Because if you can't....well...obviously the inheritance tax is perfectly fine. Right?

    Don't get hung up on a minor detail. Who gives a chit what it's called. Taking a family's wealth is seen as wrong by many, many people, as evidenced by the results of this poll.

    Why in God's name does the federal government need to take people's inheritances? Why do federal government "services" cost so much. Maybe if we weren't in so many unconstitutional wars the government wouldn't need to be helping itself to family assets.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post

    Don't get hung up on a minor detail. Who gives a chit what it's called.
    Your ally Turtle for one. And apparently his ally Henrin for at least two.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Your ally Turtle for one. And apparently his ally Henrin for at least two.
    And you, for three.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Your ally Turtle for one. And apparently his ally Henrin for at least two.
    we aren't the ones who have meltdowns over what terms are used. whatever you call it it should be abolished

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Some people????? Like 99% of people who die in a year who are excluded from it you mean. Look at where your 'logic' takes you. You claim there is a death tax but in a given year only less than 1% of those who die are subject to it. 99% of those who die are not.
    1. It affects more than just the top 1% as you claim
    2. Transfers of wealth that are not taxed on the event of death are what we call transfers that are excluded from the tax.

    But what do you and Luntz and Faris and Turtle do in attempting to define the tax?
    Who is Luntz and Faris?

    And again, you repeat the same falsehood. I gave you the law which says you can transfer an estate without dying and the tax is then paid. Did you miss that..... several times now?
    No, I didn't miss it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    we aren't the ones who have meltdowns over what terms are used. whatever you call it it should be abolished
    Totally agree. I could never live with myself if I took someone's inheritance. I will never, ever support doing so. It's just wrong.

    The federal government does too much, and ought to be pruned back to perform only those tasks that are unable to be performed by any state, such as common defense and regulating commerce among the states. Then, it wouldn't need to take people's inheritances.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Your ally Turtle for one. And apparently his ally Henrin for at least two.
    Frankly, I don't care what you call it. I have said my stance on "gift" taxes plenty of times.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Frankly, I don't care what you call it. I have said my stance on "gift" taxes plenty of times.
    Federal taxes ought to be minimized to the greatest extent possible. This can be accomplished by limiting the activities of the federal government. The sovereign states have the power to implement any health/safety/welfare programs they wish. The federal government only needs to provide common defense and to regulate commerce among the states. That doesn't really take a whole lot of money. I have no idea why it is involved in half the shiit it currently undertakes, but it needs to trim down and stop taking people's inheritances.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    Wealth can save lives.
    If you truly believe that then you're already too far gone. People save lives. What you're spouting amounts to the same idiocy as the gun control nuts who say guns kill people.


    I can also assume from your stance that you wouldn't mind having a neighbor in possession of a tank?
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