How will eliminating the Estate Tax benefit the Middle class?

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    Nope - I agree with Trump.

    My point was the amazingly silly idea that taxes saved by the rich will NOT result in increased opportunities for the middle class is, in a word, uninformed (I got lots of other words, but not for here). They throw out convenient bromides to try to avoid a legitimate discussion of the issue at hand.
     
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    It was an ironic reply to this post

    Democrats are so greedy that they are grave robbers

    If Democrats are 'greedy' for wanting to tax the wealthiest Americans, then Republicans- and Donald Trump are greedy for wanting to eliminate taxes from the wealthiest Americans- which includes of course Donald Trump and the majority of Republicans proposing this tax cut.
     
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    I will, and did, address the OP. Trump and the Republicans did not lie to Americans. That kinda shoots your whole premise in the ass, don't you think? Changing the estate tax WILL benefit middle class America. Clearly, your decidedly shallow understanding of macroeconomics keeps you from understanding how.
     
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    Please do cite that legislation that was proposed.

    I didn't intentionally misinterpret anything- I was discussing our current situation- where Republicans are claiming that this tax cut is for the benefit of the middle class and to create jobs.

    Do you want to actually address the OP?
     
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    Their money may have been taxed- or may not have been taxed.

    What gives the government the right to tax anyone?

    What makes a sales tax or an income tax more fair than a wealth tax or an estate tax.

    Or why not make individual income taxes like business taxes- take all income, deduct all expenses- and tax the profits.

    But once again- thanks for ignoring the OP to rant about how unfair it is that the wealthiest Americans have to pay an estate tax on everything they inherit over $10,000,000.
     
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    i have neither the time, nor the inclination, to address your ignorance.

    I did address the OP -
     
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    Well then inform us. Tell us how this will directly benefit the middle class.
     
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    This thread reminded me of this story.....

     
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    LOL- yet you have the time to whine without providing anything to refute what i have said.

    You really are a Republican!
     
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    Post 33 - ignore it at your peril. It only makes you look dumb.
     

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