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Inheritance Tax

Sorry, Trumps: You Cannot Eliminate Inheritance Taxes And Be 'Populists'.

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Leveling the playing field is the heart of populism. Eliminating the inheritance tax makes the slope of that playing field steeper and steeper. It is a slap in the face to democracy and meritocracy.

Inheritance Tax: Missing In The Progressive Agenda

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

Surely someone should ask the Democratic candidates if they favor that the rich will make their children rich, without them having to put in a day of work, while those with low incomes will never be able to buy a home or even an apartment, and will leave their kids only debts?

5 Money-Saving Tax Loopholes About to Disappear

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business

The thousands of pages of the federal tax code -- and the tens of thousands of pages of ensuing regulations and judicial rulings -- offer many ways to reduce your taxes. These arrangements are often nicknamed loopholes when they apply to only some people.

10 Questions for Conservatives

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Now that the Republican Party -- the conservative voice in mainstream U.S. electoral politics -- has attained the most thoroughgoing control of Congress that it has enjoyed since 1928, it's an appropriate time to take a good look at modern conservatism.

What Einstein Taught Me About Death: 5 Reasons to Write a Will Today

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.08.2014 | Money
Steve Mariotti

Whether you are looking to ensure your children's safety and future, or dictate how much of your earnings go back into the tax system, writing a will is an essential action and we can all benefit from taking advice from a genius like Einstein here.

Romney Leaving Millions to His Kids Actually Helps Workers, Says Economics Prof (and Romney Adviser)

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

The goal of such an argument is to make working people believe that down is up, that day is night, that Republicanism works for them, and not merely for the 1 percent. To the American people, I would simply say this: Don't you believe it.

Heirs To Inherit $36 Trillion For Doing Nothing

CNBC | Robert Frank | Posted 05.29.2014 | Business

The greatest wealth transfer in history is underway, according to a new report. A study from the Boston College Center on Wealth and Philanthropy p...

Joseph's Coat and Jacob's Gift Tax

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Howard J. Curzer

His older brothers are jealous of Joseph because of Jacob's favoritism, and perhaps angry at Joseph because he is an arrogant, insensitive, tattle-tale (Gen 37: 2). But that is not sufficient to explain their willingness to murder him.

'B.S. It's What's For Dinner': Conservatives and Cattlemen Coddle Rich Kids, Stiff Seniors

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Organizations like the National Cattlemen's Beef Association are supposed to help their members by making sure people can and do buy their products. So why aren't they fighting the pro-rich-people austerity policies that are killing the market for beef?

Torah vs. Libertarians: Round 1

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 08.12.2013 | Religion
Howard J. Curzer

The libertarian view of economic justice is approximately this: If people freely agree to exchanges, then they are fair by definition. Restricting people's freedom in order to bring about or maintain a certain pattern of wealth distribution is unjust. The Torah disagrees.

How to Spend Your Inheritance

Robert Pagliarini | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Robert Pagliarini

Inherited money has its own unique challenges unlike other forms of sudden wealth. As a financial planner who specializes in inheritance planning and working with clients who come into money suddenly, I have seen what works well.

Inheritance Taxes Need to Be Raised Substantially

Allan Brawley | Posted 02.09.2013 | Money
Allan Brawley

It is noteworthy that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans are proposing increases in the estate tax. As always, the latter are putting forth their usual lame arguments for lowering or eliminating it.

Do Republicans Love Me Just for My Money?

Eric Schoenberg | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business
Eric Schoenberg

Even if the entrepreneurs who proclaim "I built this business" are solely responsible for their own good fortune, their kids didn't build the business. If they really dislike dependency so much, why are Republicans so passionately opposed to estate taxes?

The Essential Newt Gingrich -- Petty Tyrant, Thug

Paul Abrams | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

No one has been more of a divider and promoted the ugliness of politics more than Gingrich -- and he now accuses supporters of the 99% movement to be "un-American" and divisive.

The Realpolitik Behind the Tax Deal

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Behind any big historic political bargain there are usually big, bottom-line self interests. The case of the tax deal negotiated by the Democratic White House and Republican Leadership is no exception.

Republicans Play Chicken with the Chicken Soup

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

So you're walking down the street, another cold December morning, and you're on your way to work, and you've seen this view a thousand times before an...

Why Congress Must End Bush Tax Breaks for the Rich

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The Bush tax cuts didn't just produce fewer jobs than advertised. They didn't produce any private sector jobs at all. The whole experiment in handing over money to the wealthiest people was a colossal -- empirically verifiable -- failure.

Tax Tricks: Is Corporate Income Taxed Twice?

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Conservatives claim that income from corporate dividends is "taxed twice" -- first when the corporation pays its taxes (if it does pay taxes), and the...

Estate Tax Law Uncertainty Affecting Donations to Museums

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Grant

With no current inheritance tax and the possibility that the exemption may drop or be eliminated completely, it makes the type of planning that wealthy art collectors do much more complicated.

Children Getting Too Much Money, Too Soon

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Many young people who blow their money look back and wish they had a second chance to do it right.

Strengthening the Estate Tax to Strengthen the Country

Bill Gates, Sr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Gates, Sr.

Those of us who have benefited so greatly from our country's investment in our lives should be asked to give a portion of our wealth back to invest in opportunities for the future.