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 cthomp View Post
    Why should the government be able to tax money inherited by someone? It doesn't matter the amount.
    Because they have lots of guns, and have armed thugs working for them. They are able to do whatever they want.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    MOre whining based on the flawed assumption that the richest 1-2%, (the only cohort that pays MORE of the income tax share than their share of the income) are not paying enough
    More attempts to appoint yourself chief cook and bottle washer, positions for which you are not well trained, equipped, or qualified. If you would open a book sometime, you would learn that taxes in flat dollar amounts are discriminatory against the poor, and so are taxes that are in flat percentages. Only progressive tax rates are capable of equalizing the burden of taxation, and you might be able to console yourself in the fact that while shares of income taxes paid aren't congruent to shares of income received, they ARE quite close to congruent to shares of wealth actually held. Maybe you have some argument as to why tax-shares should be apportioned to match income-shares rather than wealth-shares, but I doubt it.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    only a hard core statist can claim tax cuts-that resulted in the richest one percent PAYING EVEN A HIGHER SHARE OF THE INCOME TAX Burden-could call such stuff welfare for the rich
    Another contender for the Bad-At-Math Award. The only reason that tax-share increased for the wealthy under Bush was that despite the large and rapid declines in their tax rates, their incomes were going up so fast that they ended up owing more taxes anyway. How awful for them to have that happen!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    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.
    What I wonder is this : why do the wealthy conservatives find it necessary to lie so much.
    There is a three million dollar exemption involved, and then there is a percentage.
    The federal government is not actually/truthfully taking ones inheritance !
    1....the inheritance tax must go, to be replaced by higher capital gains taxes
    2.... we must learn that our ways cannot be forced on others, we must have no more wars....and our great "constitution" says nothing about this !!
    We need people who can think for themselves without having to lean so much on the Bible and the Constitution ..

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    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.
    Your ideas make a lot of sense, for the year 1800...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    If the police FORCE people to follow the law then they aren't doing a very good job. I don't know how it's possible to FORCE people to follow the law?

    Laws are created and people either follow them or not.

    The primary job of police is to ENFORCE the law...not FORCE the law...and their is a significant difference.
    Absolutely
    IMO, the police of the 21st century will spend more time in educating the public rather than applying 19th century "force".

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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
    Strangely, I agree
    IMO, our governments do NOT have the best public image, this can be improved...but will take time...Advertising (far too corrupt) cannot do this..
    More complete open-ness is necessary.
    But even then, the Turtles, tea baggers, and conservatives will never be convinced or swayed.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    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
    What I cannot believe is that our Turtle is a "trial lawyer"..
    If so - scary.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    What I cannot believe is that our Turtle is a "trial lawyer"..
    If so - scary.
    Anybody can defend thugs and it probably gives some people that higher moral ground attitude they need to carry on everyday. LOL!
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Fang View Post
    More attempts to appoint yourself chief cook and bottle washer, positions for which you are not well trained, equipped, or qualified. If you would open a book sometime, you would learn that taxes in flat dollar amounts are discriminatory against the poor, and so are taxes that are in flat percentages. Only progressive tax rates are capable of equalizing the burden of taxation, and you might be able to console yourself in the fact that while shares of income taxes paid aren't congruent to shares of income received, they ARE quite close to congruent to shares of wealth actually held. Maybe you have some argument as to why tax-shares should be apportioned to match income-shares rather than wealth-shares, but I doubt it.


    Another contender for the Bad-At-Math Award. The only reason that tax-share increased for the wealthy under Bush was that despite the large and rapid declines in their tax rates, their incomes were going up so fast that they ended up owing more taxes anyway. How awful for them to have that happen!

    You still ignore reality in your jihad to prove to the rest of the country club communists that you hate the rich

    THE RICH STILL PAY MORE THAN THEIR FAIR SHARES BASED ON

    1) their share of the income

    2) their cost to society

    3) their cost to government

    4) their share of the income

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

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    What I wonder is this : why do the wealthy conservatives find it necessary to lie so much.
    There is a three million dollar exemption involved, and then there is a percentage.
    The federal government is not actually/truthfully taking ones inheritance !
    1....the inheritance tax must go, to be replaced by higher capital gains taxes
    2.... we must learn that our ways cannot be forced on others, we must have no more wars....and our great "constitution" says nothing about this !!
    We need people who can think for themselves without having to lean so much on the Bible and the Constitution ..

    justify this idiocy=we aren't the one's lying

    we should have no taxes on INCOME and then all those who piss and moan about CG taxes being lower for the rich would have nothing to whine about

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