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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
    Actually it means LESS government. LESS government discrimination over sources of income as they do today. LESS government interfering in manipulating how people spend and obtain their money. LESS government in "encouraging" behaviors and habits that somebody thinks need nudging and pushing from government. LESS government subsidizing investment and risk.
    LOL. To haymarket, less truly is more.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    LOL. To haymarket, less truly is more.
    How so? I gave you specific analysis as to how this would give us less government. Unless of course the entire "small government" mantra is just a form of three card montie and its not about getting government out of your decisions in the first place.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    How so? I gave you specific analysis as to how this would give us less government.
    So you can take more from people unwilling to give it without more government? That's crap and you know it, you'd have to expand just the tax collectors to take more and you need more enforcement to keep them alive. So that's bull**** right there. As well everyone knows that the government has always expanded it's powers when it has too much money. So that's bull**** 2. Try selling the snake oil somewhere else.
    Unless of course the entire "small government" mantra is just a form of three card montie and its not about getting government out of your decisions in the first place.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    How so? I gave you specific analysis as to how this would give us less government. Unless of course the entire "small government" mantra is just a form of three card montie and its not about getting government out of your decisions in the first place.
    So raising taxes gives us less government?

    That's just precious.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    So raising taxes gives us less government?

    That's just precious.
    getting government out of the business of handing out preferences, subsidizing risk and investment, and "motivating" or "encouraging" spending habits is of course lessening the power of government. The reaction of yourself, Turtle and LaMid tells me that this IS NOT about small government, never was about small government and never actually will be about small government.

    This is about one thing and only one thing - money.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    So you can take more from people unwilling to give it without more government? That's crap and you know it, you'd have to expand just the tax collectors to take more and you need more enforcement to keep them alive. So that's bull**** right there. As well everyone knows that the government has always expanded it's powers when it has too much money. So that's bull**** 2. Try selling the snake oil somewhere else.
    My oh my! Such drama!

    It seems you are more than happy to have government step into the lives of folks and give them breaks through discriminatory preferences as long as it aids in the quest for your money.

    When you are doing using substitutes for profanity, perhaps you can tell me what you find factually wrong with this

    Actually it means LESS government. LESS government discrimination over sources of income as they do today. LESS government interfering in manipulating how people spend and obtain their money. LESS government in "encouraging" behaviors and habits that somebody thinks need nudging and pushing from government. LESS government subsidizing investment and risk.

    I imagine some would find it amusing to see imitation profanities in every line as see it as an expression of your emotional feelings on this topic. But it hardly addresses the actual substance of my point - which is that the government should have no power to provide discriminatory rates as to source of income.

    So La - tell me what is factually wrong with the statement I made.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    getting government out of the business of handing out preferences, subsidizing risk and investment, and "motivating" or "encouraging" spending habits is of course lessening the power of government. The reaction of yourself, Turtle and LaMid tells me that this IS NOT about small government, never was about small government and never actually will be about small government.

    This is about one thing and only one thing - money.
    Do you not even realize by penalizing earners for making more you are engaging in preferential treatment? You are giving 47% of Americans a total tax break, and another 50% nearly no taxing while punishing incentive under the statist plan. Guess that kind of shoots down your theory.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    My oh my! Such drama!

    It seems you are more than happy to have government step into the lives of folks and give them breaks through discriminatory preferences as long as it aids in the quest for your money.

    When you are doing using substitutes for profanity, perhaps you can tell me what you find factually wrong with this

    Actually it means LESS government. LESS government discrimination over sources of income as they do today. LESS government interfering in manipulating how people spend and obtain their money. LESS government in "encouraging" behaviors and habits that somebody thinks need nudging and pushing from government. LESS government subsidizing investment and risk.

    I imagine some would find it amusing to see imitation profanities in every line as see it as an expression of your emotional feelings on this topic. But it hardly addresses the actual substance of my point - which is that the government should have no power to provide discriminatory rates as to source of income.

    So La - tell me what is factually wrong with the statement I made.
    Start with everything if you want to know what's factually wrong. You haven't said one thing that stands up to scrutiny.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Do you not even realize by penalizing earners for making more you are engaging in preferential treatment? You are giving 47% of Americans a total tax break, and another 50% nearly no taxing while punishing incentive under the statist plan. Guess that kind of shoots down your theory.
    Penalizing?!?!?!?!? My position is clear and is based on the equality of money regardless of its source.

    A wage earner putting $800,000.00 in his or her pocket would have a federal income tax rate rate of 35%.
    An investor putting $800,000.00 in his or her pocket would have a federal income tax rate rate of 35%.
    A recipient of an inheritance putting $800,000.00 in his or her pocket would have a federal income tax rate rate of 35%

    All three would pay the same percentage and the same amount of tax on the same amout of money going into their pockets. That is the essence of fairness and equality.

    That is no theory. It is a system of tax equality where all sources of income are treated equally and nobody there is given any preference or break.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Start with everything if you want to know what's factually wrong. You haven't said one thing that stands up to scrutiny.
    That does not even make any sense as a reply to my points. You said nothing of substance and were powerless and impotent to respond to the actual substance of my post.
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