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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 05:21 AM
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20. I'd prefer to still have my parents and be ignorant
But as I have lost them, my information is first hand, much as I wish it had not been.

You are quite correct, which surprises me, as accurate information has to be out there for all to find.
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  -The 'Death Tax' Scam babsbunny  Jun-07-09 06:31 PM   #0 
  - Must be nice to be a champion of the rich  thecrow   Jun-07-09 06:54 PM   #1 
  - The Walton (Wal Mart) Family is calling on their Senator to represent...  Kansas Wyatt   Jun-07-09 07:47 PM   #5 
  - i am not sure where the line should be drawn for this  votingupstart   Jun-07-09 09:20 PM   #6 
     - pretty easy line there  hfojvt   Jun-08-09 01:48 AM   #8 
        - That line is based on a mistaken assumption.  pnwmom   Jun-08-09 03:49 AM   #15 
        - those are still fairly wealthy families  hfojvt   Jun-08-09 04:06 AM   #17 
           - Yes, your parents with a large family could give away a substantial amount  pnwmom   Jun-08-09 04:58 AM   #18 
        - i am still not sure i agree on you definition of rich  votingupstart   Jun-08-09 08:46 AM   #21 
           - Bill Gates earned his fortune by virtue of his drive, talent, hard work and vision  Mister Ed   Jun-08-09 07:02 PM   #27 
           - so just because they did not "earn it" in your eyes they are not allowed to be helped?  votingupstart   Jun-09-09 08:34 AM   #29 
           - "Who says you have to 'earn something' to be able to have it"...well, you just did, you fool  mitchum   Jun-09-09 03:35 PM   #41 
           - classy  votingupstart   Jun-09-09 07:05 PM   #51 
              - I'm not just throwing names...I'm throwing your own fucking words back at you  mitchum   Jun-09-09 07:43 PM   #55 
                 - youre inability to understand the statement are no ones fault but yours  votingupstart   Jun-09-09 08:11 PM   #60 
           - You clearly misunderstand me.  Mister Ed   Jun-09-09 05:44 PM   #44 
              - possibly  votingupstart   Jun-09-09 07:18 PM   #52 
                 - Sounds about right, then. An inheritance tax not to exceed 50%.  Mister Ed   Jun-10-09 04:30 AM   #61 
                 - no problem at all  votingupstart   Jun-10-09 07:03 AM   #64 
                 - Everything you're saying calls for a progressive tax code.  EOTE   Jun-10-09 09:39 AM   #68 
                    - no middle class = doomed country  votingupstart   Jun-10-09 10:20 AM   #71 
           - Actually...  Rebubula   Jun-09-09 08:42 AM   #30 
           - good point  votingupstart   Jun-09-09 08:55 AM   #32 
              - Do you have a problem with progressive taxation?  EOTE   Jun-09-09 02:52 PM   #35 
                 - i am honestly not sure  votingupstart   Jun-09-09 06:57 PM   #49 
                    - Ummm...back to my question  Mister Ed   Jun-09-09 07:03 PM   #50 
                    - i think we are talking on two different posts  votingupstart   Jun-09-09 07:19 PM   #53 
                    - How many millions of dollars does it take to send someone to college?  EOTE   Jun-10-09 06:20 AM   #62 
                       - it is about the ability to - see post 52  votingupstart   Jun-10-09 07:00 AM   #63 
                          - How is someone getting 10% of millions of dollars punitive?  EOTE   Jun-10-09 09:31 AM   #66 
                             - its not about the 10% - - see post 52  votingupstart   Jun-10-09 10:00 AM   #69 
                                - How do you define when a tax becomes a punitive one?  EOTE   Jun-10-09 10:18 AM   #70 
                                   - That is the question - you have hit it  votingupstart   Jun-10-09 10:28 AM   #72 
                                      - It's definitely true that any policy change needs to be done very carefully.  EOTE   Jun-10-09 11:48 AM   #74 
           - I understand he is leaving very little to his children  TheBigotBasher   Jun-09-09 07:49 PM   #58 
           - Usually by stealing other peoples' ideas.  Vidar   Jun-10-09 07:20 AM   #65 
           - it's not about how much somebody is allowed to have  hfojvt   Jun-09-09 01:54 AM   #28 
           - well why wouldn't i want to put them through princeton  votingupstart   Jun-09-09 08:46 AM   #31 
              - No no no, to hell with that.  Robb   Jun-09-09 09:14 AM   #33 
              - it appears you missed the class's Beginning American history -  votingupstart   Jun-09-09 02:42 PM   #34 
                 - except there is no death tax  hfojvt   Jun-09-09 03:10 PM   #38 
                 - You aren't seriously boiling down the American Revolution to a single issue?  ieoeja   Jun-09-09 03:14 PM   #39 
                 - not boiling it down  votingupstart   Jun-09-09 06:38 PM   #46 
                 - No, you just missed  Robb   Jun-09-09 03:36 PM   #42 
                    - so every rich person is royalty? lets get back on track  votingupstart   Jun-09-09 06:45 PM   #47 
                       - If your *estate* tax is 90%, then you hired a really stupid fucking lawyer.  ieoeja   Jun-10-09 09:34 AM   #67 
                          - rightist - oh .. now to name calling?  votingupstart   Jun-10-09 10:39 AM   #73 
              - Something tells me your offspring won't be going to Princeton  mitchum   Jun-09-09 03:37 PM   #43 
                 - oh goood one  votingupstart   Jun-09-09 07:21 PM   #54 
                    - And you stay freepy (that won't be hard)  mitchum   Jun-09-09 07:44 PM   #56 
                       - oh freeeeepy because i disagree im freeepy - stay classy mitch  votingupstart   Jun-09-09 07:47 PM   #57 
           - Bill Gates father was a multi-millionaire.  ieoeja   Jun-09-09 02:55 PM   #36 
           - well, Gates is really not so much a "rags to riches" case as he is a "riches to even more riches."  cemaphonic   Jun-09-09 07:55 PM   #59 
  - Paris Hilton needs every penny she can inherit  havocmom   Jun-07-09 06:55 PM   #2 
  - Al the money that they leave  GKirk   Jun-07-09 07:25 PM   #3 
  - Lordship Tax  GodDamLiberal   Jun-07-09 07:39 PM   #4 
  - Your OP is misleading. The current estate tax exemption is dropping back  pnwmom   Jun-08-09 01:33 AM   #7 
  - actually it is a sliding scale, although it climbs fast  hfojvt   Jun-08-09 02:26 AM   #9 
     - Those rates are for people who die before January 2009. The exemption  pnwmom   Jun-08-09 02:44 AM   #10 
        - true, but even under the old rates, the same progressivity applied  hfojvt   Jun-08-09 03:52 AM   #16 
           - That's why I said "anything beyond that amount." n/t  pnwmom   Jun-08-09 05:12 AM   #19 
  - $7 million tax free? I wish  DFW   Jun-08-09 02:45 AM   #11 
  - There is a lot of misinformation about that on DU. n/t  pnwmom   Jun-08-09 02:58 AM   #12 
     - I'd prefer to still have my parents and be ignorant  DFW   Jun-08-09 05:21 AM   #20 
  - The super rich  Yupster   Jun-08-09 02:59 AM   #13 
  - Trusts don't eliminate estate taxes.  pnwmom   Jun-08-09 03:43 AM   #14 
  - A lot of family farms and family businesses get caught in this. Seriously.  demodonkey   Jun-08-09 11:01 AM   #22 
  - I'm for 50% taxes on wealthy estates  Kievan Rus   Jun-08-09 11:17 AM   #23 
  - K&R  Wednesdays   Jun-08-09 04:14 PM   #24 
  - The government took my grandmother's entire estate  MindPilot   Jun-08-09 04:21 PM   #25 
  - someone needs to accuse these people of bribery  unblock   Jun-08-09 04:43 PM   #26 
  - About the Estate Tax  That One   Jun-09-09 03:06 PM   #37 
  - Good info  Ohio Joe   Jun-09-09 06:07 PM   #45 
  - Yup. Most folks just don't know how the unrealized capital gains go totally untaxed.  TahitiNut   Jun-09-09 06:55 PM   #48 
  - I'm seriously thinking Blanche Lincoln is a poser...  backtoblue   Jun-09-09 03:19 PM   #40 
 

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