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  1. BrntOrngStmpeDe replied to the thread Rich Kids can spare some of their inheritance.

    just did a look up...only about 700K households even have more than $5MM in net worth. That's about 1 of 150 households and very likely,...

    Oct 18, 2019 at 6:04 PM
  2. BrntOrngStmpeDe replied to the thread Rich Kids can spare some of their inheritance.

    Virtually every tax code we have in the book is there to reward/punish specific economic or social behaviors. Marriage, children,...

    Oct 18, 2019 at 5:38 PM
  3. BrntOrngStmpeDe replied to the thread TRUMP BETRAYS ALLY.

    Execution matters as much as intent. Trump may have been wanting out "for a long time" but his execution was impulsive. Syria was not an...

    Oct 18, 2019 at 2:12 PM
  4. BrntOrngStmpeDe replied to the thread Rich Kids can spare some of their inheritance.

    Almost the entirety of the tax code is precisely what you are saying. The government sets most of the tax code to encourage/discourage...

    Oct 18, 2019 at 12:48 PM
  5. BrntOrngStmpeDe replied to the thread Rich Kids can spare some of their inheritance.

    and that's kind of why $5MM is the number I use. If I really want or need to provide my kids with a life of perpetual leisure, $5MM is...

    Oct 18, 2019 at 12:21 PM
  6. BrntOrngStmpeDe replied to the thread Rich Kids can spare some of their inheritance.

    Your not really getting the nuance of what I'm saying. I'm not suggesting the government get the money, I'm suggesting that the tax...

    Oct 18, 2019 at 11:55 AM
  7. BrntOrngStmpeDe replied to the thread Can anyone justify NOT having the Wall?.

    A wall sucks. It has negative consequences that E-Verify does not. I do believe it would be "effective" at stopping most people, but it...

    Oct 18, 2019 at 11:49 AM
  8. BrntOrngStmpeDe replied to the thread Can anyone justify NOT having the Wall?.

    and this is why I think the "devastate our economy" thing is an excuse. It is already being done by a substantial portion of the...

    Oct 18, 2019 at 11:43 AM
  9. BrntOrngStmpeDe replied to the thread Is China about to bring the hammer down in Hong Kong?.

    That's a good one. This just in...US Treasury Dept, by joint decree of Hollywood and the NBA, has announced it plans to start printing...

    Oct 18, 2019 at 11:37 AM
  10. BrntOrngStmpeDe replied to the thread Rich Kids can spare some of their inheritance.

    I disagree. I think taxing the recipient is the way to go. The person gifting the money would then be encouraged to gift it more widely...

    Oct 17, 2019 at 3:55 PM
  11. BrntOrngStmpeDe replied to the thread Can anyone justify NOT having the Wall?.

    I posed this exact question to my Texas Senator a couple of weeks ago. His response...He's been told that it will devastate our economy....

    Oct 17, 2019 at 3:42 PM
  12. BrntOrngStmpeDe replied to the thread Rich Kids can spare some of their inheritance.

    We don't agree on many things but this is one that we do. Wealth taxes...stupid. Substantial increases in income taxes...stupid. But if...

    Oct 16, 2019 at 9:53 PM
  13. BrntOrngStmpeDe replied to the thread 'I Feel Duped on Climate Change'.

    Read it. here's the part I either don't get or dispute. the author claims... "The diminishing warming effectiveness of increased...

    Oct 16, 2019 at 9:40 PM
  14. BrntOrngStmpeDe replied to the thread 'I Feel Duped on Climate Change'.

    completely agree. looked at the thorium thing. seems like a smart way to go. Wind energy has a niche but it is a relatively small niche....

    Oct 15, 2019 at 4:11 PM
  15. BrntOrngStmpeDe replied to the thread 'I Feel Duped on Climate Change'.

    ok. I'm willing to read and consider this...need a link. But I say again....if this is so obvious and so irrefutable and "just math"...

    Oct 15, 2019 at 4:04 PM