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August 31st, 2010

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06:58 pm - Estate Tax
Some really good info tlo counteract fears that bringing back the estate tax is harmful by one of Walt Disney's heirs:  www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/2010-08-31-column31_ST_N.htm

For instance, many people believe family farms will be threatened by this.  And small businesses.  But the cut-off is so high ($3.5 million for individual, $7 million for couples) that there are NO documented cases of any family farm being threatened by this.  And I'd say those numbers are so high that they no longer classify as small businesses.

But the cost to our schools, infrastructure, and other growth will be severely affected if the top 1% of individuals who are affected by estate taxes don't have to pay, like is happening this year.

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Date:September 1st, 2010 02:16 am (UTC)

The Estate tax in my opinion is an important component in a healthy tax system.

The laws were designed not to be onerous but to be a fair tax of wealth transfer from person to person.

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