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 Centinel View Post
    LOL. To haymarket, less truly is more.
    Its turbo-Orwellian

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    I understand both, I also know when one is engaging in class envy which I do not agree with. I also know that to justify an income tax that preferentially treats mid and low income earners while penalizing the "wealthy" heavily is an impossible goal without great mental gymnastics. I also understand that there are people who don't respect the accumulation of wealth based on merit and want to bleed every dollar they can from people based on weak premises such as "they can afford it" or "because society has needs" or "how much does one need". Last time I checked this is the U.S. a country based upon maximizing liberty, to TAKE ones property without due cause is a statist concept that goes back to despotism and the monarchy and always follows the premise that "we all own a piece". So don't confuse calling bull**** with "not understanding".
    Oh! And you came so close.

    In one short post you played the ENVY CARD and the EMPTY LIBERTY CARD . Both hallmarks of extreme right wing 'thinking' (for lack of a better term). Now if you had just included the VAGUE BUT MEANINGLESS FREEDOM CARD and the FOUNDING FATHERS CARD , you would have hit a grand slam home run.

    Better luck next time.
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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.
    The goal that the dems want is a majority of people sucking on the public teat who are beholden to the dem party to keep the teat stoked and flowing

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Uzidoesit View Post
    Well, well if i go according to this poll's stats, there must be quite a few people here just waiting for someone to drop dead and leave them a bucket of dough.
    More accurately there are some people here who will live in an average existence just so they can pretend that somehow someway someday they will all be rich and famous and then be able to wallow in wealth like the one they pretend to ape. You know what they say: there are only two kinds of conservatives - millionaires and suckers.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    More accurately there are some people here who will live in an average existence just so they can pretend that somehow someway someday they will all be rich and famous and then be able to wallow in wealth like the one they pretend to ape. You know what they say: there are only two kinds of conservatives - millionaires and suckers.
    that is more like your party since those who aspire to be millionaires or at least successful on their own merit tend to vote our way

    dems-have three main groups


    1) rich overlords-rich from their government positions

    2) useful fools-such as pillowheaded utopians or envious wannabees who are mad that others have the wealth they think they deserve

    3) sucklers from the public teats

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Oh! And you came so close.

    In one short post you played the ENVY CARD and the EMPTY LIBERTY CARD . Both hallmarks of extreme right wing 'thinking' (for lack of a better term). Now if you had just included the VAGUE BUT MEANINGLESS FREEDOM CARD and the FOUNDING FATHERS CARD , you would have hit a grand slam home run.

    Better luck next time.
    I haven't played any cards, it came right out of your ****ing words. Do you not understand what "playing a card" means?
    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=StillBallin75;1060166220]The point of a will is to make it so that people won't fight over everything [/Q

    You'd be surprised what isn't in a will and what people will fight over. I hope you never have to learn it the hard way.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Yep. As well the reason we work better than the EU or smaller countries is because we as a nation do have a sense of identity, we disagree on the details as a people but at the end of the day there is a singular goal(for the most part) preserving our country to the best of our ability. This keeps us usually at an advantage economically and politically whereas many less tight-knit nations have had to abandon their politics or folded. Our binding is our federation, unfortunately it's at a point where the binding has gotten a little too tight.
    You are right, there is a definite overarching American identity that seems to be stronger than, say, European identity (my impression, at least.) And yes, there is a fine line between too loose and too tight.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Its turbo-Orwellian
    Actually, that would be double plus Orwellian.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    I haven't played any cards, it came right out of your ****ing words. Do you not understand what "playing a card" means?
    One cannot miss it when right wingers cannot argue why a wage earner should pay 60% more tax than somebody who gets the same money from Capital Gains so they do just like you did in that post.

    YOU PLAYED THE ENVY CARD.

    And you cannot miss it when you cannot argue against taxation in a civilized society so you respond with playing THE EMPTY LIBERTY CARD.

    Yup - they stand out like sore thumbs.
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