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Liberal Billionaires to Call for More Death Taxes

ritwingr35 Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 9:06 PM
Huh? You're kidding, right? I'm nowhere near being an evil "1 percenter," but in between 3 - 5 years I'll have an "estate" worth that much. That's pretty much a paid-off house and decent 401K acccount. Geeze.
CVN65 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 8:01 AM
Nope. But I certainly don't want to turn over the aggregate wealth from a lifetime of my labor to a swarm of inner-city parasite takers. I'd much rather see it used to pay for college for my grandchildren- people that I love and care about or used for them to make a down-payment on a home.
Harold15 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 7:01 AM
If you're a conservative or a Republican, you can be dirt poor and still be considered a 1 percenter by the left. Wealth has nothing to do with it. It's your political beliefs that make you either a 1 percenter or a 99 percenter. Why else would the left embrace gazillionaires like Buffet, Soros and Moore as part of the 99 percenters. It's because they are liberal Democrats. Even though I make in a good year just $27,000, I'm considered a 1 percenter by lefties just because I'm a conservative.

Tomorrow in New York City, prominent liberal billionaires Bill Gates, former Treasury Secretary and co-chairman of Goldman Sachs Robert Rubin, Abigail Disney, Richard Rockerfeller and Vanguard Founder John Bogle will call for a hike in the federal death tax in order to "avert the fiscal cliff austerity bomb." In 2009, President Obama brought back the death tax after President Bush attempted to abolish it.

President Obama's budget keeps the estate tax at its 2009 level, which means the government gets 45 percent of a dead person's estate valued over $3.5 million dollars or $7 million for a...