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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 08:43 PM
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27. Never, ever call it a "death" tax
Calling the inheritance tax a "death tax" is like calling dilation-and-extraction "partial-birth abortion." It's a right-wing smokescreen bullshit term designed to confuse the sheeple.

Oh, I saw a hi-LARIOUS one. "What about Biltmore? Biltmore won't be the national treasure and the boost to the western North Carolina economy it is if the heirs have to auction it off piecemeal to pay the Death Tax!" Well, fine. The Biltmore House, America's largest private home, is a national treasure. I think it should be exempt from the inheritance tax under one condition: that the heirs leave it and its contents intact, as a museum piece. Sell off anything, and the full weight of the inheritance tax hits, but maintain it as kind of a privately-owned museum and your reward will be total exemption from inheritance tax on anything on the Biltmore House grounds.
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