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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 07:43 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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  -Greenspan Touts Idea of a Consumption(regressive) Tax RedEarth  Mar-03-05 10:07 AM   #0 
  - yeah, making it harder  prodigal_green   Mar-03-05 10:18 AM   #1 
  - Which will work until companies start billing multiple invoices of $999.  aden_nak   Mar-03-05 10:20 AM   #2 
  - I remember the last time they tried that  Warpy   Mar-03-05 10:27 AM   #5 
  - That was my first thought too. What kind of economy will we have...  Zenlitened   Mar-03-05 10:36 AM   #9 
     - Consumers need "turn off the spigot" and refuse to  Skidmore   Mar-04-05 08:00 AM   #43 
  - Warren Buffett Urges Higher Corporate Taxes  EVDebs   Mar-03-05 10:20 AM   #3 
  - Most corporations today are subchapter-S corps.  ZR2   Mar-03-05 09:20 PM   #31 
     - Yes and they do things just right so the corporation loses money  Mountainman   Mar-04-05 07:54 AM   #41 
  - Gotta protect the top 1% at all costs  Frances   Mar-03-05 10:24 AM   #4 
  - Fastest growing housing market is homes over $10,000,000  screembloodymurder   Mar-03-05 04:35 PM   #17 
     - if you read the entire article  seventythree   Mar-03-05 09:06 PM   #29 
        - But what would the tax rate have to be if "necessities" were exempted?  PA Democrat   Mar-04-05 07:40 AM   #38 
           - I have no idea  seventythree   Mar-04-05 04:22 PM   #44 
              - I've seen estimates as high as a 50% consumption tax rate  PA Democrat   Mar-04-05 05:57 PM   #45 
                 - thanks, I will read your links  seventythree   Mar-05-05 12:11 PM   #49 
                 - another thought  seventythree   Mar-05-05 12:20 PM   #50 
  - Greenspan; "I shill for bush". So much for the non-partisan independant  LynnTheDem   Mar-03-05 10:30 AM   #6 
  - Greenspan is an old fart who is careful to  asjr   Mar-03-05 10:33 AM   #8 
  - Bad idea  mmonk   Mar-03-05 10:32 AM   #7 
  - But they never include Corporations in such taxation schemes.  TahitiNut   Mar-03-05 10:43 AM   #10 
  - A VAT tax at levels of production  mmonk   Mar-04-05 07:52 AM   #40 
  - this is what they were after all along  catmandu57   Mar-03-05 11:05 AM   #11 
  - Actually, I think the repubs not only want a "soak the working class"  RedEarth   Mar-03-05 01:26 PM   #12 
  - Consumption Tax would raise taxes for middle & lower income ranges by 51%  PA Democrat   Mar-03-05 01:33 PM   #13 
  - This is Scorched Earth Class Warfare against the American People!  nodictators   Mar-03-05 02:07 PM   #14 
  - They want to get rid of all income tax & death tax - that way the rich  applegrove   Mar-03-05 03:37 PM   #15 
  - Never, ever call it a "death" tax  jmowreader   Mar-03-05 07:43 PM   #27 
     - You know - an inheritance tax is not necessary. Just so long as  applegrove   Mar-03-05 11:06 PM   #36 
  - I've followed this all day and what really disturbs me is our Dems..  DemocracyInaction   Mar-03-05 03:47 PM   #16 
  - Sure it would 'promote growth'--of the UNDERGROUND economy, at the  AirAmFan   Mar-03-05 05:21 PM   #18 
  - Greenspan is a traitor. Such a tax might just DESTROY THE ECONOMY.  HypnoToad   Mar-03-05 05:32 PM   #19 
  - Would they really tax food and clothing?  TwoSparkles   Mar-03-05 05:32 PM   #20 
  - This would hurt Red State Rerpublicans the most.  girl gone mad   Mar-03-05 05:39 PM   #21 
  - It seems to me...  Resin   Mar-03-05 05:44 PM   #22 
  - I think that the margin of profit on supermarkets like  Frances   Mar-03-05 06:47 PM   #23 
  - I totally agree with discussing the Great Depression  nookiemonster   Mar-03-05 06:51 PM   #24 
     - I think they need to know  seventythree   Mar-03-05 09:36 PM   #32 
  - And that's the biggest load of horse manure around  bush still has to go   Mar-03-05 07:15 PM   #26 
  - Good point  Frances   Mar-03-05 07:59 PM   #28 
  - but I don't understand  seventythree   Mar-03-05 09:15 PM   #30 
  - Retailers cannot afford to drop prices much lower.  Zynx   Mar-03-05 09:53 PM   #34 
  - Tax the poor.  baldguy   Mar-03-05 07:10 PM   #25 
  - Of course he would like that. He has tens if not hundreds of millions of  Zynx   Mar-03-05 09:51 PM   #33 
  - the Greenspan tax..  flaminbats   Mar-03-05 10:08 PM   #35 
  - How KINKY!! We'll be like Europe, but without the HEALTH care!!!  MADem   Mar-04-05 06:54 AM   #37 
  - Repugs forevermore continuously craft an even more regressive tax scheme:  indepat   Mar-04-05 07:47 AM   #39 
  - when asked "won't this be a hard tax on poor people to tax food?"......  ElsewheresDaughter   Mar-04-05 07:57 AM   #42 
  - This is a much more complicated issue than social security  VirginiaDem   Mar-04-05 06:57 PM   #46 
  - Whatever happened to the guy who said deficits were our biggest problem?  notmyprez   Mar-04-05 07:16 PM   #47 
  - If anyone knows about regressive it is the vulture.  Rex   Mar-04-05 09:50 PM   #48 
  - Greenspan can kiss my Asian ass! He is the biggest flip-flopper!  Rainscents   Mar-05-05 12:22 PM   #51 

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