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 haymarket View Post
    The words of Paul Simon come to mind from THE BOXER

    "a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest."

    Right wingers will dismiss the language of the start of the Constitution but then put themselves though rather labored mental and verbal gymnastics to explain why one individuals letter written in support of the Constitution is suppose to be the last word on the document. Its sad.
    Leftwingers go through all sorts of contortions to justify taking money from other people

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

    Quote Originally Posted by presluc View Post
    Spin it anyway you want Turtle.
    Bottom line; this country was founded on a war caused by unfair taxes.
    No blathering, no fiction FACT.
    that is true and the only people being taxed unfairly right now are the people the parasitic pimp politicians want to tax even more. the wealthy

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    Source: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/usbudget/fy09/pdf/hist.pdf Page 46.

    Since we are in the FY2012 budget, why is the estate tax an issue now and not when it was over 50 times more with Bush?

    gee why do you think that is? what caused it to shrink? was it OBAMA?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    for supporting such crap they sure didn't incorporate those feelings into the constitution. maybe they thought state governments ought to be able to do that but there is ZERO support of such parasitic taxes in the constitution
    you need to read more Turtle.
    go back and read how the founders supported inheritance taxes.
    And the power to do so is in the Constitution.
    Article I, Section 8, paragraph one
    Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    you need to read more Turtle.
    go back and read how the founders supported inheritance taxes.
    And the power to do so is in the Constitution.
    Article I, Section 8, paragraph one
    Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes.
    and so tell me haymarket-what evidence do you have that such a phrase meant death taxes.

    and what founders supported death taxes-how many of them? some of the founders probably supported buggery too. slavery? sure? maybe some were even cross dressers. but as a whole?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    and so tell me haymarket-what evidence do you have that such a phrase meant death taxes.

    and what founders supported death taxes-how many of them? some of the founders probably supported buggery too. slavery? sure? maybe some were even cross dressers. but as a whole?
    Notice a while back when I offered to show the articles in the constitution dealing with graded taxation there wasn't a challenge to present? It wasn't until the 16th amendment was passed in 1895 nullifying the very specific wording regarding unfair taxation that we got into the progressive tax mess. The federal got stupid after the civil war and decided it no longer had to answer to the states, the 16th was a big **** you to the people in response and they decided that apportionment equally to the states was a threat to their expansion so they went and pissed on the founders vision of taxation based upon representation with that amendment.
    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 TurtleDude View Post
    gee why do you think that is? what caused it to shrink? was it OBAMA?
    gee, why didn't you post it, if you knew?

    As shown, the 2001 tax act would have repealed the estate tax for one year (2010) and would then have readjusted it in 2011 to the year 2002 exemption level with a 2001 top rate. However, on December 17, 2010, Congress passed the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. Section 301 of the 2010 Act reinstates the federal estate tax. The new law sets the exemption at $5 million per person.[21] A top tax rate of 35 percent is provided for the years 2011 and 2012.[22]
    Source: Estate tax in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    December 17, 2010
    111th United States Congress

    Duration: January 3, 2009 January 3, 2011

    Senate Majority: Democratic Party

    House Majority: Democratic Party
    Source: 111th United States Congress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Now, what were you saying?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    gee, why didn't you post it, if you knew?



    Source: Estate tax in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia





    Source: 111th United States Congress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Now, what were you saying?
    I never ask a question I don't know the answer to in this sort of argument

    I realize you haven't been around more than a few weeks but you will learn.

    And yes I knew the answer.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I never ask a question I don't know the answer to in this sort of argument

    I realize you haven't been around more than a few weeks but you will learn.

    And yes I knew the answer.
    Why am I now your subject, instead of what you posted?

    I've been around for more years than you have and this isn't the only political forum on the internet.

    Why did you ask if it was Obama? The Democrats had both houses of Congress and a Democrat named Obama as President. So why did you ask:

    gee why do you think that is? what caused it to shrink? was it OBAMA?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    Why am I now your subject, instead of what you posted?

    I've been around for more years than you have and this isn't the only political forum on the internet.

    Why did you ask if it was Obama? The Democrats had both houses of Congress and a Democrat named Obama as President. So why did you ask:
    really? really? so edify me newbie how old are you. and this is one of the NEWER forums I have been on

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