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 LaMidRighter View Post
    Oh Bull ****. If people were truly concerned about a "just" tax policy they would argue for no estate taxes, single taxation, and either a flat or consumption tax and tailor spending accordingly. The fact is that the wealthy are taxed more for no other reason than they have more. If you substituted the reasons for a different tax rate or took from an estate because of the color of skin, religion, or other factors you would be in violation of the equal protections clause of the fourteenth, so substitute rich for any other reason and you would be guilty of bias, the fact is that taxing someone based on an arbitrary amount of wealth you consider "enough" is in fact unjust.
    That does not even make sense. Its really inane to say that the only reason the rich are taxed more is that they have more. Like teenagers would say... "DUH". Let me guess ..... we should tax the people that have LESS MORE? Is that what you want?

    Skin color!?!?!?!?! Religion!?!?!?!??! Other factors!?!?!?!?!? Where do you get this nonsense?

    Read the US Constitution. Its in there. Amendment XVI - coming up on the 100th Anniversary.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    That does not even make sense. Its really inane to say that the only reason the rich are taxed more is that they have more. Like teenagers would say... "DUH". Let me guess ..... we should tax the people that have LESS MORE? Is that what you want?

    Skin color!?!?!?!?! Religion!?!?!?!??! Other factors!?!?!?!?!? Where do you get this nonsense?

    Read the US Constitution. Its in there. Amendment XVI - coming up on the 100th Anniversary.

    taxing only the rich more increases government spending

    taxing everyone else more would help stop that cancer

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    if the shoe fits------------

    there are lots of whiners about the rich who complain in a manner consistent with being failures.
    Its your "shoe" Turtle. Who are you accusing of failure when they advocate for a more just tax policy?

    Again - and you do this all the time - you make statements with our mouth that the rest of you cannot back up with verifiable proof.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Its your "shoe" Turtle. Who are you accusing of failure when they advocate for a more just tax policy?

    Again - and you do this all the time - you make statements with our mouth that the rest of you cannot back up with verifiable proof.
    the vast majority of posts on this board whining about the rich are indicative of people who are upset they aren't rich.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    taxing only the rich more increases government spending

    taxing everyone else more would help stop that cancer
    So why then has government spending increased at the same time taxation on the rich is at modern historical lows? Your theory falls apart like wet toilet paper being flushed away.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the vast majority of posts on this board whining about the rich are indicative of people who are upset they aren't rich.
    As I knew all along - you make statements and then fail to back them up.

    your statement

    what we do see is several people who constantly rant about the rich and want the rich to be taxed more apparently to salve their sense of failure
    Take all night. I will come back in the morning to see the names of these "several people" here who are failures.
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    Re: which best describes your view of the inheritance tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    So why then has government spending increased at the same time taxation on the rich is at modern historical lows? Your theory falls apart like wet toilet paper being flushed away.
    I guess you are ignorant of the fact that everyone else pays far less too in terms of federal income tax-both in terms of actual dollars and more importantly, their share of the income tax burden

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    As I knew all along - you make statements and then fail to back them up.

    your statement



    Take all night. I will come back in the morning to see the names of these "several people" here who are failures.

    I merely observe the logical reasons behind the constant butt hurt whining from some

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    That does not even make sense. Its really inane to say that the only reason the rich are taxed more is that they have more. Like teenagers would say... "DUH". Let me guess ..... we should tax the people that have LESS MORE? Is that what you want?

    Skin color!?!?!?!?! Religion!?!?!?!??! Other factors!?!?!?!?!? Where do you get this nonsense?

    Read the US Constitution. Its in there. Amendment XVI - coming up on the 100th Anniversary.
    Uh huh. And that amendment was passed to nullify a more fair tax system that you for some reason didn't want me to present, wonder why that could be. As well the fourteenth could nullify the sixteenth if someone really wanted to press the issue due to the equal protections clause, you should know that since you have claimed to be a poli-sci professor.

    If it doesn't make sense to you then I'll give you a simplified version, a multiple choice:
    Billy must pay more in tax because _____________
    a) He is black
    b) He is Jewish
    c) He is Catholic
    d) He is gay
    e) He makes over 25 thousand dollars a year

    Which one is most likely to pass, and after such which one is most likely to have public support.

    Bonus question: Of the above, which one follows a normal sense of the proper usage of the word justice.
    1) None of the Above
    2) None of these fits a proper usage of the word justice
    - Feel free to choose one, you may skip this question if you do not understand it with no penalty.
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    Taxing the same money twice? How can it be anything else? Tax what you need from consumption or income, whatever we end up with. Just figure a responsible budget and go from there.

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