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 ric27 View Post
    I'm sorry, but being jealous of someone who is financially successful is also ****.
    Ah - the right wing version of the RACE CARD coming into play as the ever useful last resort trump card. Only with you folks it is the ENVY CARD. When you have nothing left, its always the ace up your sleeve. Although it actually is just a two and not the ace you think it is.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Ah - the right wing version of the RACE CARD coming into play as the ever useful last resort trump card. Only with you folks it is the ENVY CARD. When you have nothing left, its always the ace up your sleeve. Although it actually is just a two and not the ace you think it is.
    If someone works hard for their income they should be entitled to have at least a control over where it goes. **** government and **** their liberal-ass "give us your money because we can't trust you to do the right thing" mentality.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I don't know what is more loathsome of the two things that motivate this love for the death tax

    envy or the belief that the federal government really needs more of our money and deserves it
    And another right winger plays the ENVY CARD is a desperate attempt to shift gears and hide from their own empty allegations and unsubstantiated claims.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    If someone works hard for their income they should be entitled to have at least a control over where it goes. **** government and **** their liberal-ass "give us your money because we can't trust you to do the right thing" mentality.
    Nobody is saying you cannot control where your estate goes. Where are you getting such a claim from?
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    And another right winger plays the ENVY CARD is a desperate attempt to shift gears and hide from their own empty allegations and unsubstantiated claims.
    when people make comments about violins, or silken diapers or comments like the rich will just have to buy one less yacht and stuff like that =that is pretty much text book symptoms of envy or spite

    But I believe the love of more government and the almost faith based belief that the government both needs and deserves more money taken from us citizens is the other main motivation

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    when people make comments about violins, or silken diapers or comments like the rich will just have to buy one less yacht and stuff like that =that is pretty much text book symptoms of envy or spite

    But I believe the love of more government and the almost faith based belief that the government both needs and deserves more money taken from us citizens is the other main motivation
    Again with the playing of the ENVY CARD. It pretty much shows you have run out of any actual argument to make.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Again with the playing of the ENVY CARD. It pretty much shows you have run out of any actual argument to make.
    It obviously fits many of the arguments advanced in favor of the death tax or any other increased taxes on the most industrious and most productive taxpayers

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Nobody is saying you cannot control where your estate goes. Where are you getting such a claim from?
    Its called calling a spade a spade.

    I have no issue with someone keeping their own money, its theirs and they earned it.

    Anyone that says this is an issue of needing higher taxes on the 'rich' is a moron and should immediately be excluded from the debate.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    It obviously fits many of the arguments advanced in favor of the death tax or any other increased taxes on the most industrious and most productive taxpayers
    Playing the ENVY CARD indicates an intellectual inability to actually discuss the issue without resorting to the mentality of the high school girl who whines
    "don't hate me because I'm beautiful."
    Its a self given compliment intended to boost your own ego while insulting the motives of those you are unable to actually defeat with any reasonable argument. Playing the ENVY CARD is the opposite of debate.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    All taxes are offensive. However, it seems to be what is. We could just be tax-free and allow the Government to print up what they need. But for some reason, that doesn't seem to be the reality of our present universe.

    So, if we accept that taxes are necessary, or not necessary but a fact of life, this discussion is on a very specific portion of taxation, i.e. The Inheritance Tax.

    To me, it's bizarre that this is an emotional issue for so many people. This tax only affects those with large estates. The IRS has provisions for payoff on farm and business inheritances. Personally, I think it's a perfectly acceptable tax and it won't affect me at all: a) I'll be dead and b) my estate will maybe be valued at $1.5M so no tax will be due. If the Inheritance Tax were eliminated tomorrow I would still be dead.

    We used to have, and still do, have an aristocracy in America. Despite these high taxes, the heirs of the uber-rich still get plenty of free money and/or the uber-rich use generation skipping techniques', charitable donations and gifting to minimize this tax.

    There are a lot of other taxes that should really upset people, like sales tax, phone tax etc. and nobody ever mentions them. Why do you suppose that is? These taxes claw at you every day, even if you're dead broke.

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