Date registered: Sep 2005
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. . . But the government didn't earn it either!
It seems there is a lot of persons in our democratic country displeased because our congress wants to make the estate tax repeal permanent. While it must make some feel warm and fuzzy inside knowing that when they die, their estate will be chopped into tiny pieces and sold off just so their heirs can pay the damn taxes on it, the reality is that this is Already Taxed Money! While this is a concept alien to many who wish to see the rich man get his (or the government get his), the government really has no business taking what they didn't earn, especially since they've already dipped it once!
It seems Ted (Mary Jo) Kennedy thinks that it is okay to plunder the assets of the recently deceased wealthy because "the heirs didn't earn it..." Well, Mr. Kennedy, neither did you or your bastions of tax and spend capitol whores whose insatiable appetite for the taxpayer's money remains unquenched. No matter how much money you give the government, they will find a way to spend it and run a deficit. Then they will use the rising deficit as a reason to raise your taxes. It's all about control of the wealth. The government wants to determine what is done with the money instead of each individual's preference.
One business, in point, is farms. The reason we are slowly losing our agricultural base is because large farms that are worth more than the amount exempt from death tax must be parceled and sold resulting in a much smaller farm with less ability to turn a surviving profit. A large farm can profit and stay solvent for $15.00 to $20.00 an acre, but not a small one.
Mr. Kennedy and all your buddies: Lay off money that doesn't belong to you! It is better off in the hands of the publique! That way we can use it to build more Habitat for Humanity homes and donate to the Salvation Army!