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JAFO31 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:59 PM

Re: Moyers Interviews Krugman on Piketty's Book

CountNoCount:

<<<The Federal Estate Tax is not gone. I don't know why everyone in this thread is assuming such.

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JAFO31 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:52 PM

Re: Moyers Interviews Krugman on Piketty's Book

Hawkwin: "I have a few clients that I have told them to never sell some of their stock - they don't know the cost basis (bought it decades ago) and have no way to calculate such. They (and their heirs) are better off to pass that to their [more]

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JAFO31 replied to the Retirement Investing board. 1:44 PM

Re: Home Ownership not a good investment

BruceCM: "This is all very theoretical and academic, as no two people would ever live this way....but it was a kind of fun exercise. But it did show the affect of the large costs of buying and selling...which sometimes gets overlooked when [more]

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JAFO31 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:32 AM

Re: Moyers Interviews Krugman on Piketty's Book

Jeanwa:

<<< They tried that some time ago, and it was an unmitigated disaster. It was not long before step-up was reintroduced.>>>
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"A disaster because? No one could figure [more]

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JAFO31 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:08 PM

Re: Moyers Interviews Krugman on Piketty's Book

Jeanwa: "I think there should be just an estate tax on unrealized gain, or no step-up basis."

They tried that some time ago, and it was an unmitigated disaster. It was not long before step-up was [more]

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JAFO31 replied to the Retirement Investing board. 5:56 PM

Re: Home Ownership not a good investment

Hawkwin: "Of course, but in practice, trying to take such away, even something as simple as a change in the method by which CPI is calculated, makes it effectively earmarked for those expecting benefits.'

Ask Dan [more]

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JAFO31 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:36 PM

Re: Moyers Interviews Krugman on Piketty's Book

sano:

<<<I do think spouse-spouse bequests should be protected, but I think everything else should be subject to taxation (whether to offspring or other relatives, or to charities, or whatever - above some threshold like maybe 5x [more]

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JAFO31 replied to the Retirement Investing board. 4:20 PM

Re: Home Ownership not a good investment

Hawkwin: "SS, unlike an ACA subsidy, is a return of your own money . . . ."

I disagree. It is not a return of one's own money! There is no speciic account into which one's SS taxes have been deposited (and then invested) and [more]

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JAFO31 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:11 AM

Re: We need atheist candy

1DEG: "My son is 4. Today he asks me why we don't celebrate Easter. He has asked before, so i gave the usual answer of, "Because we are not Christian. It is a Christian holiday." Normally this is enough for him, but today he [more]

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JAFO31 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:53 PM

Re: If a corporation is a "person"

albaby1:

<<<They should count as a person for purposes of any conspiracy law and they should do "jail" time by having they charters suspended from operating for the equivalent time as a jail sentence, except for the right [more]

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JAFO31 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:07 PM

Re: Asking for Albaby

albaby1:

<<<What if they undid the corporation bit?

Sometimes I think things would be better if executives couldn't hide behind corporate protections and were, in fact, responsible for what they [more]

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JAFO31 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:04 PM

Re: If a corporation is a "person"

albaby1: "What standards do you think they aren't held to? They are required to comply with nearly every regulation on the books to the same extent as natural persons, are subject to taxation and the jurisdiction of the courts, and all other [more]

Wed Apr 9

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JAFO31 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:20 PM

Re: Asking for Albaby

albaby1:

<<<If a corporation is a person, it is allowed to vote in presidential elections? Can it marry? Can it adopt children?>>>

"No, it cannot do any of those things. Corporations typically can only [more]

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JAFO31 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:28 PM

Re: Asking for Albaby

1poorguy: "I agree, we need to protect the innocent."

What is the definition of "innocent" and who gets to decide it?

"But we also need to protect ourselves from oligarchs buying our country, which [more]

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JAFO31 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:16 PM

Re: Asking for Albaby

1poorguy" "My concern is that groups would create little dummy/front corporations to hide themselves, so one of those I just named might produce an ad but do it through difficult-to-trace fronts (e.g. Americans for Good Feelings - I just [more]

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JAFO31 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:06 PM

Re: Asking for Albaby

1poorguy: "I certainly understand the concern. I think it unlikely anyone is going to firebomb Exxon/Mobil. Or, for that matter, the Koch brothers (or that already would have happened).

I would not want to be sanguine about this. At
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JAFO31 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:17 PM

Re: Asking for Albaby

1poorguy: "Another poster also made the excellent point of transparency. That seems like a no-brainer. There should be no "anonymous" donations. Not ever. Especially not for political causes (i.e. we have a right to know who's [more]

Tue Apr 8

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JAFO31 replied to the Retirement Investing board. 12:05 PM

Re: Income Tax Heros

intercst:

JAFO31 asks: <<<"Even with big deductions, from where did the other income from?>>>

"My guess is that they're calling a return of capital tax-free [more]

Mon Apr 7

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JAFO31 replied to the Retirement Investing board. 7:39 PM

Re: Income Tax Heros

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JAFO31 writes "I could not find any explanation of the 6-figure income in the article."

"There's this.

And that's the heart of the Wrights' zero tax bill. A couple who lived on 60
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JAFO31 replied to the Retirement Investing board. 5:48 PM

Re: Income Tax Heros

intercst: "http://www.courant.com/business/hc-zero-taxes-20140407,0,185......

Learn How A Retired Couple From Bristol Paid Nothing In Taxes On A Six-Figure
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