Finance, Money, Tax Fairness

Repealing estate tax is very bad idea

Repealing the Estate Tax will definitely benefit Trump. Repealing the Estate Tax is a very bad idea. Repealing the estate tax could save Donald Trump’s family more than one billion dollars.1

People who inherit large sums of money are not special. They are just very lucky. They have won the cosmic birth lottery. They are just lucky to be born to a very wealthy family. When they inherit hundreds of millions of dollars, they have done nothing to deserve it.

When an American citizen wins the lottery (except in Puerto Rico), they must pay taxes.

If you win the lottery, you have to pay taxes. Children of very wealthy people should also pay taxes on their inheritances.

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  1. Forbes. Why repealing the estate tax could save Donald Trump’s family more than $1 billion.

 

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Finance, Money, Tax Fairness

Trump’s tax plan is a very bad idea

Trump’s tax plan is very bad idea.

According to article by CNBC:

Economists and tax experts are overwhelmingly skeptical that the bills in the House and Senate can generate meaningful job growth and economic expansion. Many view the legislation not as a product of genuine deliberation, but as a transfer of wealth to corporations and affluent individuals

By 2027, people making $40,000 to $50,000 would pay a combined $5.3 billion more in taxes, while the group earning $1 million or more would get a $5.8 billion cut, according to the Joint Committee and the Congressional Budget Office.

In a recent University of Chicago survey of 38 prominent economists across the ideological spectrum, only one said the proposed tax cuts would yield substantial economic growth.

With a potentially far-reaching dimension, elements in both the House and Senate bills could constrain the ability of states and local governments to levy their own taxes, pressuring them to limit spending on health care, education, public transportation and social services.

But recent history suggests that when corporations get tax relief, they find abundant uses for money that do not involve paying higher wages. They give dividends to shareholders and stock options to executives. They stash earnings in tax havens.

In 2004, Congress invited American corporations to bring home overseas earnings at a sharply reduced rate, pitching it as a means of bolstering investment. But the corporations spent as much as 90 percent of their windfall buying back their shares, according to Bureau of Economic Analysis research.

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