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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-12-09 11:13 PM
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31. I don't have a problem with that if all of us do with her
Rich and poor are relative terms. Poverty is an absolute. Its not horrible that there are wealthy among us, but the number of people in poverty is a crime. There is enough food being produced so that no one on this planet has to go hungry, yet there are people starving to death. I am more concerned in the short term that we provide basics for all than destroying the super rich. In the interim, lets get a simple, rational, functional tax structure.
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  -Obama Plans to Keep Estate Tax EconomicLiberal  Jan-11-09 10:03 PM   #0 
  - Good.  WCGreen   Jan-11-09 10:04 PM   #1 
  - Second that.  Fridays Child   Jan-11-09 10:14 PM   #2 
  - Good.  John Q. Citizen   Jan-11-09 10:25 PM   #3 
  - Excellent!  nothingtoofear   Jan-11-09 10:30 PM   #4 
  - A good move. n/t  bluesmail   Jan-11-09 10:32 PM   #5 
  - I like Obama's idea as described  Still Sensible   Jan-11-09 10:34 PM   #6 
  - Why only partially restore it?  PSPS   Jan-11-09 11:40 PM   #7 
  - The rich already beat inheritance taxes everyday, just like income taxes.  HardcoreProgressive   Jan-11-09 11:42 PM   #8 
  - Offshoring!  dreamnightwind   Jan-12-09 07:07 AM   #14 
  - There are some rules addressing US citizens exporting their wealth and becoming  HardcoreProgressive   Jan-12-09 09:03 AM   #20 
  - I need to talk to your friend, seriously. nt.  WriteDown   Jan-12-09 09:12 AM   #22 
  - His comment is that any good high end accountant should be able to help you, avoid the "seminars"  HardcoreProgressive   Jan-12-09 11:07 PM   #30 
  - Agreed--why do you think Caroline Kennedy was so reluctant to release any financial figures?  marshall   Jan-12-09 12:31 PM   #27 
     - I don't have a problem with that if all of us do with her  HardcoreProgressive   Jan-12-09 11:13 PM   #31 
  - They should raise it...  sutz12   Jan-11-09 11:48 PM   #9 
  - Yes! Sounds like he's going to follow through with a progressive tax regime. nt  OmelasExpat   Jan-12-09 02:12 AM   #10 
  - I am more worried about income taxes, which need a serious rethink  HardcoreProgressive   Jan-12-09 11:57 PM   #32 
  - Under Obama's plan only 0.3% of all estates would be subject to this tax.  Lasher   Jan-12-09 03:43 AM   #11 
  - The Estate Tax ought to be 98% above $3.5 million  machI   Jan-12-09 05:29 AM   #12 
  - Without an inheritance tax, you eventually have a feudalistic society of haves and have-nots.  bulloney   Jan-12-09 05:43 AM   #13 
  - Hey--that was going to be MY post!  Orrex   Jan-12-09 07:16 AM   #15 
  - Exactly  duhneece   Jan-12-09 02:47 PM   #28 
  - Allowing the wealthy to keep their unearned billions is essential to our system of meritocracy  Orrex   Jan-12-09 07:17 AM   #16 
  - What's funny  groundloop   Jan-12-09 07:28 AM   #17 
  - Freepers will not like this!!!!111  jpak   Jan-12-09 07:32 AM   #18 
  - Yeah, THAT'LL happen- they're gonna win the lottery or something  comtec   Jan-12-09 07:52 AM   #19 
  - This sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!  WriteDown   Jan-12-09 09:11 AM   #21 
  - If you aren't satisfied with $3.5 million tax free, too bad  Alhena   Jan-12-09 09:49 AM   #24 
     - 3.5 million isn't too bad....  WriteDown   Jan-12-09 10:00 AM   #26 
  - Good move.  GodlessBiker   Jan-12-09 09:25 AM   #23 
  - Paul Krugman called it the Throw Mamma from the Train Act of 2001  kdpeters   Jan-12-09 09:56 AM   #25 
  - That's a hopeful economic move, if true.  tom_paine   Jan-12-09 04:35 PM   #29 

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