View Poll Results: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

Voters
153. You may not vote on this poll
  • 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%
Page 32 of 195 FirstFirst ... 2230313233344282132 ... LastLast
Results 311 to 320 of 1947

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

  1. #311
    Klattu Verata Nicto
    LaMidRighter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Louisiana
    Last Seen
    07-21-17 @ 02:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    30,534

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I'm still waiting for someone to explain to me how it is "fair" for all my uncle's employees to lose their jobs so that the government can "get something" from his daughters.
    I don't think you'll get an honest answer to that on the pro side. I'll tell you that I think it's absolutely unfair to all parties involved in your example.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

    LMR

  2. #312
    Sage
    teamosil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    San Francisco
    Last Seen
    05-22-14 @ 12:47 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    6,623

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I'm still waiting for someone to explain to me how it is "fair" for all my uncle's employees to lose their jobs so that the government can "get something" from his daughters.
    Are you saying there was nobody that would buy a share in the business? Why not? What was wrong with it?
    Total tax rates- People living in poverty: 16.2%. The median American: 27%. Working people who make over $140k/year: 31%. The top 1%: 30%. Super rich investors: around 15%. Help the democrats retake the house.

  3. #313
    Klattu Verata Nicto
    LaMidRighter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Louisiana
    Last Seen
    07-21-17 @ 02:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    30,534

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

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Are you saying there was nobody that would buy a share in the business? Why not? What was wrong with it?
    And dishonest swing and a miss one. Why should they have to sell to someone to keep a portion of a family business? Care to address the fairness of government inheritance taxes GUTTING it?
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

    LMR

  4. #314
    Sage
    teamosil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    San Francisco
    Last Seen
    05-22-14 @ 12:47 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    6,623

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    And dishonest swing and a miss one. Why should they have to sell to someone to keep a portion of a family business? Care to address the fairness of government inheritance taxes GUTTING it?
    He was saying that people lost their jobs. That is a bit surprising, so I'm interested in knowing why that happened.

    As for why they should only inherit the majority of the business rather than all of it, it's the same reason as people who work only get some of their paycheck, the same reason as why people who invest have to give up some of their investment income and the reason that people who buy things have to pay a little extra- because it would be stupid not to re-invest some of our money in keeping society strong for the future.
    Total tax rates- People living in poverty: 16.2%. The median American: 27%. Working people who make over $140k/year: 31%. The top 1%: 30%. Super rich investors: around 15%. Help the democrats retake the house.

  5. #315
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Last Seen
    03-30-12 @ 08:21 PM
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    1,667
    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I'm still waiting for someone to explain to me how it is "fair" for all my uncle's employees to lose their jobs so that the government can "get something" from his daughters.
    Life isn't fair. The employees will only loose their jobs if the new owners fire them. Since your example is made up no one will lose any jobs, and the non existant employees have nothing to worry about.

  6. #316
    Klattu Verata Nicto
    LaMidRighter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Louisiana
    Last Seen
    07-21-17 @ 02:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    30,534

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

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    He was saying that people lost their jobs. That is a bit surprising, so I'm interested in knowing why that happened.
    He already told you they couldn't retain due to the tax loss.

    As for why they should only inherit the majority of the business rather than all of it, it's the same reason as people who work only get some of their paycheck, the same reason as why people who invest have to give up some of their investment income and the reason that people who buy things have to pay a little extra- because it would be stupid not to re-invest some of our money in keeping society strong for the future.
    It's really no one else's business BUT the family's, so the rest of your analysis is dismissed.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

    LMR

  7. #317
    Klattu Verata Nicto
    LaMidRighter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Louisiana
    Last Seen
    07-21-17 @ 02:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    30,534

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

    Quote Originally Posted by kenvin View Post
    Life isn't fair. The employees will only loose their jobs if the new owners fire them. Since your example is made up no one will lose any jobs, and the non existant employees have nothing to worry about.
    I thought your side was arguing for fairness. So it's fair as long as the wealthy get screwed? Middle class paychecks were LOST due to the inheritance tax loss. So it's fair as long as government gets to take whatever they want?
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

    LMR

  8. #318
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Last Seen
    03-30-12 @ 08:21 PM
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    1,667
    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    I thought your side was arguing for fairness. So it's fair as long as the wealthy get screwed? Middle class paychecks were LOST due to the inheritance tax loss. So it's fair as long as government gets to take whatever they want?
    My side? If jobs were indeed lost it is because of poor planning. Also, why dis the new owners if indeed there were any close the business?

  9. #319
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    02-10-12 @ 03:36 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    845

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    He already told you they couldn't retain due to the tax loss.

    It's really no one else's business BUT the family's, so the rest of your analysis is dismissed.
    Ok, LA, so we write an exemption for small businesses. Put it at a $1m or so. If the business is worth millions, **** the family for wanting to keep it all; let them sell shares to pay for the taxes. Nobody gets to inherit Microsoft without having to pay taxes on it.

  10. #320
    Klattu Verata Nicto
    LaMidRighter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Louisiana
    Last Seen
    07-21-17 @ 02:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    30,534

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

    Quote Originally Posted by kenvin View Post
    My side? If jobs were indeed lost it is because of poor planning. Also, why dis the new owners if indeed there were any close the business?
    How do you expect people to plan for that? The rate is constantly changing and short of being a psychic people don't tend to know when they are going to die.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

    LMR

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •