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 presluc View Post
    I envy no person nor would I trade places with any person.

    The purpose of the government is in fact to even things out.
    After all the document states WE THE PEOPLE, not if you're rich never mind.
    We the people pay into the government what we can.
    Or is this document wrong?
    that might be both the most moronic comment I have seen on this board posted in seriousness and one of the most disturbing. You have clearly absolutely no clue what the government is about and what it was founded on.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by presluc View Post
    Here's a history lesson for ya Turtle,
    In the 1700's Some King in England decided to have some colonist pay an unfair tax while the Enlish landowners and military got a pass.
    The Colonist didn't like that idea they wanted a square deal .
    Sound familar, think American Revolutionary War.
    Unfair tax was unfair then it still is today.
    what are you blathering about? that people like you are going to revolt, or us who pay most of the federal taxes ought to?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    that is an excellent point. The very start of the US Constitution tells us why the document was written in giving us the structure and powers of government. Among the purposes is
    *** to from a more perfect union
    *** to establish justice
    *** to insure domestic tranquility
    *** to promote the general welfare

    As much as right wingers loathe some of those objectives and the programs necessary to achieve them, its right there at the very beginning of the Constitution telling the nation and the world what the governments purpose is.

    even a 5 year old can read that as not evening things out.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by presluc View Post
    I envy no person nor would I trade places with any person.

    The purpose of the government is in fact to even things out.
    After all the document states WE THE PEOPLE, not if you're rich never mind.
    We the people pay into the government what we can.
    Or is this document wrong?
    No, stupid....that is the concept behind communism. Which, as you may have noticed, has never, ever succeeded.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    even a 5 year old can read that as not evening things out.
    Yes, except I think this insults 5 year olds. Who already have enough to worry about with this turd.

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

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    which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?There are a few tax threads in the Basement, but this isn't one of them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    even a 5 year old can read that as not evening things out.
    So you don't approve of the Constitution. Not exactly a shock Turtle - not exactly a shock.

    Maybe I would have made you happy if I quoted either the Second or Tenth Amendment? You see my friend, my copy of the Constitution has other stuff in it besides those two.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    So you don't approve of the Constitution. Not exactly a shock Turtle - not exactly a shock.

    Maybe I would have made you happy if I quoted either the Second or Tenth Amendment? You see my friend, my copy of the Constitution has other stuff in it besides those two.
    wow that is perhaps the most dishonest reading of my post one could make

    The constitution was not designed to even things out. I suspect I know a bit more about the constitution than most people on this board

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    wow that is perhaps the most dishonest reading of my post one could make

    The constitution was not designed to even things out. I suspect I know a bit more about the constitution than most people on this board
    The Constitution clearly talks about domestic tranquility and promoting the general welfare. While I have never thought of it as evening things out, I think a reasonable person can make a reasonable case for using that phrase within the context of trying to achieve both goals.

    I personally believe that government cannot achieve the lofty goal of evening things out. However, I do not think it is unreasonable to associate such a goal with preserving domestic tranquility and promoting the general welfare if one has in mind the terrible things that can happen when the disparity between social and economic classes gets out of hand.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The Constitution clearly talks about domestic tranquility and promoting the general welfare. While I have never thought of it as evening things out, I think a reasonable person can make a reasonable case for using that phrase within the context of trying to achieve both goals.

    I personally believe that government cannot achieve the lofty goal of evening things out. However, I do not think it is unreasonable to associate such a goal with preserving domestic tranquility and promoting the general welfare if one has in mind the terrible things that can happen when the disparity between social and economic classes gets out of hand.

    ah the old appease the losers with the money of the rich or the losers will riot? sorry, the Constitution was never designed to transfer wealth. Indeed many leftwing critics of the constitution rant that it was designed to preserve class inequality

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