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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 iacardsfan View Post
    why do people need so much money to be happy? My family barely gets by but everything is fine and we are ok with that. I don't need millions of dollars to be happy.
    Well, who is going to define the relative threshold of "so much money"?


    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Who said anything about need? This is more about what is appropriate for the government to take.
    In the end, taxation without due purpose is never justifiable. Again, where does this threshold exist? Even if it is simply a nominal amount, it is still a harm to the person to have their income reduced by taxation, and harms their investments and expenditures.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    what are you blathering about? This nonsense you pull once in a while about you think you are some trickster when you have no way to crawl out of your corner is really getting lame.

    The post I was using from catawaba is the one in which he stated the statistics about how few people - less than one percent - now have to pay an estate tax. I have no idea what you were talking about or what you were using.

    What we do know is that day in day out you constantly try to justify the government taking more money from other people. and rather than come up with a rational justification for such looting, you constantly bray that its what the masses want from their pimps in office.

    we who pay these taxes tire of those who don't telling us we need to pay more

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Lol, the government and its agencies, the EPA in this case, puts in place its solution after a harm has occurred and deals with future harms of people with punishments and in between that time punishes people that did nothing wrong with regulation. Are you unaware?

    Its also idiotic to say that harms would be greater in terms of environmental damage with an accessible court system that didn't excessively harm business in the system in an equal and much more fair fashion to only punish the guilty parties.

    But you can believe whatever you want honestly.
    You obviously believe all laws damage people, what a twisted worldview.

    I'm aware of PAC money and it's impact on politics, yes. Maybe you're too young to know what life was like without the EPA. In many cases people just won't accept science as "good enough" for business regulation. As such dead, dying, or damaged humans are often the proof that politicians require to act. Luckily, once there is a tragic incident, politicians seldom continue to deny the facts and substances which should have been banned or controlled finally make that status. Business, of course, continues to deny and often opposes the facts hoping to avoid or lessen litigation.

    The funny thing about policing, patrolling, and oversight is there no way to actually prove it does any good. In that light maybe we should stop all police activity except investigation. The only other job police do is bring in suspects but any gorilla can be hired for that. Current bounty hunters are a good place to start.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    You obviously believe all laws damage people, what a twisted worldview.
    Wow, I'm done with you. Forget the second part that is just unbelievable and you have shown you won't actually think about the actions of the state in this debate. Consider yourself ignored.

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

    Romney Abandons Deficit Mania

    "Romney’s new economic plan this week is highly significant. It signals that the era of Republican fiscal conservatism will come to an end if he is elected."

    "Romney is proposing a 20 percent across-the-board tax cut, to be paid for by unspecified spending cuts, unspecified reductions in tax deductions, and — crucially — “economic growth.” Overjoyed conservatives, who until now had been flaying Romney for his insufficient commitment to the cause of supply-side economics, are now displaying the love they had been withholding. The Wall Street Journal editorial page and the Washington Examiner bestow upon Romney the sacred appellation of Reaganism. Reagan, of course, was not what you would call a deficit-slayer. Neither was George W. Bush, who also pursued a Reagan-esque budget vision. Romney is likewise signaling that, should he take office, the emphasis will turn away from deficits and toward “growth,” defined as minimizing tax rates for the rich."

    "Supply-side economics is a theology immune from real-world revision. The significance of Romney’s announcement is that he is allying himself wholesale with the supply-side worldview. He is embracing the Republican governing doctrine of regressive debt-financed tax cuts. Spending cuts would be nice, but tax cuts for the rich are essential. If Romney wins, the agenda will increasingly come to focus on “growth,” and his party’s monomania with debt will be increasingly quaint."

    Romney Abandons Deficit Mania -- Daily Intel
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    What we do know is that day in day out you constantly try to justify the government taking more money from other people. and rather than come up with a rational justification for such looting, you constantly bray that its what the masses want from their pimps in office.

    we who pay these taxes tire of those who don't telling us we need to pay more
    Justification? You asked many times before - I answered many times before. The deficit - the debt - your kids - my kids - grandkids - .... we need to pay our bills. I was led to believe you folks on the right were concerned about such things.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Justification? You asked many times before - I answered many times before. The deficit - the debt - your kids - my kids - grandkids - .... we need to pay our bills. I was led to believe you folks on the right were concerned about such things.
    other people who pay too much need to pay even more to fund the stuff you want

    got it

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    we who pay these taxes tire of those who don't telling us we need to pay more
    You babble on and on for yourself alone. You have no license to speak for anyone else at all. I pay more in taxes than you do and find your antisocial commentary to be completely opprobrious. Of course, I also have not just years but decades worth of training and professional experience in relevant fields whereas you have none, so that might contribute as well to a general perception that your posts are just another aspect of the persistent, snot-nosed, ignorance that so permeates and corrupts the right-wing as represented on this board.

    In 2007, the top 1% paid $115 billion less in federal income tax than they would have had the Clinton tax rates from a decade earlier still been in effect. That's $115 billion in a single year. Money that was imply handed to the already wealthy free of charge. It was plain old vote-buying Republican welfare-for-the-rich who -- thanks to Bush -- were able to cut in line to feed from the public trough and suck from the public teat. What a disgusting display.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Fang View Post
    You babble on and on for yourself alone. You have no license to speak for anyone else at all. I pay more in taxes than you do and find your antisocial commentary to be completely opprobrious. Of course, I also have not just years but decades worth of training and professional experience in relevant fields whereas you have none, so that might contribute as well to a general perception that your posts are just another aspect of the persistent, snot-nosed, ignorance that so permeates and corrupts the right-wing as represented on this board.

    In 2007, the top 1% paid $115 billion less in federal income tax than they would have had the Clinton tax rates from a decade earlier still been in effect. That's $115 billion in a single year. Money that was imply handed to the already wealthy free of charge. It was plain old vote-buying Republican welfare-for-the-rich who -- thanks to Bush -- were able to cut in line to feed from the public trough and suck from the public teat. What a disgusting display.

    sure you do. How do you pretend you made all that money? You claim to be some non-profit director. Sounds like a trust fund baby to me. What relevant fields? class warfare? whining about the rich to advance your far leftwing welfare socialist agenda

    the rich paid way too much under clinton and they still pay too much now: only when the rich are paying the same amount of the income tax burden as their share of the income (now about 22%) will they be paying the proper amount and that still means they will be paying far more than what they use

    your pathetic rants that those who pay 40% of the income tax are sucking from the public trough is nothing more than trustafarian Nonsense

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Yeah its an opinion piece that is based on the attitude that the government needs more money (to waste) and not parasitizing the rich enough will prevent the malignancy known as the federal government from wasting more and more money. That is an agenda that sane people oppose
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