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re: There's a new book out (written by a swede) that questions the nordic model - Taxing Authority
[quote]As Sanandaji explains, citing his earlier research on the subject, the rate of business formation during the “third-way era” was “dreadful.” In 2004, none of the 100 largest firms ranked by employment were founded within Sweden after 1970.[/quote]This is a telling stat. For all the "help ...
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re: Discussion about the Estate Tax - Taxing Authority
[quote]Sure[/quote]So, how do you expect it to be "revenue neutral" when the tax is so easily avoided? Raise the confiscation rate higher? [quote]You going to move the real estate offshore too? [/quote]See the earlier quote about fire sale pricing on assets. ...
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re: Discussion about the Estate Tax - Taxing Authority
[quote]Why not invest it? It's not like you're anticipating dying tomorrow. [/quote]I have no ide when I'm gong to die. [quote]You can move it offshore later right?[/quote]You mean after it grows to a larger amount, largely untaxed then avoid the "new" tax you propose to create to make up for it...
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re: Discussion about the Estate Tax - Taxing Authority
[quote]quote: Whose revenue? The government [/quote]Then he 15% comment makes no sense. ...
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re: Discussion about the Estate Tax - Taxing Authority
[quote]How are non working welfare recipients any different from non working rich heirs?[/quote]Good grief. ...
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re: Discussion about the Estate Tax - Taxing Authority
[quote]Would there not be more free capital available due to more liquidity as a result of lower income taxes?[/quote]No. If it were me I'd take my income and take everything I don't spend and take it offshore to avoid the future tax. How easy to forget--capital is mobile. That's why it has specific...
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re: Discussion about the Estate Tax - Taxing Authority
[quote]If if's your business, and a small business, you can easily avoid the tax on dividends. You can do this by choosing a tax structure that doesn't cause dividends to get taxed twice, [/quote]You mean take it all as ordinary income? :lol: yeah, that's a great deal. ...
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re: Discussion about the Estate Tax - Taxing Authority
[quote]Again, revenue neutral.[/quote]Whose revenue?...
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re: Discussion about the Estate Tax - Taxing Authority
[quote]I don't think people that propose this type of lunacy have any idea the impact on growth and jobs it would have. [/quote]Let's be honest. It has little with growth or jobs. It's about "getting the rich"....
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re: Discussion about the Estate Tax - Taxing Authority
[quote]Tell me how that is at all relevant to this discussion?[/quote][i]You[/i] were the one that claimed 15% wasn't enough. :lol:...
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re: Discussion about the Estate Tax - Taxing Authority
[quote]The working middle class would benefit.[/quote]Hmm? Care to square that against the reduction in available free capital?...
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re: Discussion about the Estate Tax - Taxing Authority
[quote]It is absolutely insane that a trust fund baby, who doesn't work, [b]can pay 15 percent tax on their income[/b],[/quote]It's even more insane that 47% get to enjoy the fruits of America and pay 0%....
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re: Discussion about the Estate Tax - Taxing Authority
[quote]The biggest problem I have with the überwealthy is allowance of a full estate circumvent estate taxes altogether. As with Buffett's money, estates can be passed tax free to a charitable/foreign cause in the form of a foundation. While such charitable giving may seem like wonderful cause-drive...
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re: This country needs more immigrants, not less - Taxing Authority
[quote]Poor analogy.[/quote]:dunno: I'm not sure the burdens are all that dissimilar, only they never go away for taxpayers. especially for business owners. Too many of us to catch, too. It's odd. A government. That tracks roughly 135,000,000 taxpayers claims it can't possibly track 12,000,000 ...
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re: This country needs more immigrants, not less - Taxing Authority
[quote] it immediately follows that it is too hard to become one legally.[/quote]Ya know... it's really hard to pay taxes. All the forms. Hiring CPAs. Can I just skip out? [quote] is a policy choice.[/quote]Of course it is. ...
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re: Donald Trump says Tax the Rich - Taxing Authority
[quote]So you're more sympathetic to the cause of Chalmers Fudd who can't afford that second yacht cause the big bad gubmint is taxing him too much over a family of four that isn't sure if they'll be able to afford groceries next week? [/quote]Silly emotional argument is silly and emotional. I s...
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re: Donald Trump says Tax the Rich - Taxing Authority
[quote]Bunch of middle class people that have more sympathy for the rich than they do the poor [/quote]Why wouldn't we have more sympathy for the rich? They pay almost all of the taxes. It's kinda hard to have sympathy for those that pay nothing....
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re: This country needs more immigrants, not less - Taxing Authority
[quote]This country needs more immigrants, not less[/quote]Who is against immigration? [quote]It's about the challenge that will face most nations, particularly those with large debts: under population. [/quote]It's not only the debt but Social Security. That's why you see such bi-partisan suppor...
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re: Is Sarah Palin taken seriously? Do people actually listen to her? - Taxing Authority
[quote]Is Sarah Palin taken seriously?[/quote]The obsession continues.... ...
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re: Vintage 80's/90's semiauto pistols - Taxing Authority
S&W xx06 series? Came in a number of variants (.45,.40,10mm). [img]http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff504/pinkold/Smith__Wesson_1006.jpg width=600[/img]...
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