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Claire McCaskill to Missouri Farmers: You Didnít Build That
ATR ^ | 2012-07-26 | Paul Blair

Posted on 07/27/2012 9:43:13 AM PDT by 92nina

Yesterday, Senate Democrats dropped President Obama’s proposal to raise the death tax in favor of their own. Their plan included stripping all death tax provisions out of S. 3412. By purposefully dropping the death tax provision, at the end of the year the tax is set to revert to pre-2001 tax cut levels, a rate that is higher than the President’s initial proposal.

With her AYE vote on S. 3412, Senator McCaskill voted to subject Missouri small businesses, farms, and ranches to millions of dollars in additional taxes on earned assets. In 2006, McCaskill said that she supported “extending the current exemption so that we don’t hurt family farmers.” ("Estate Tax Issue Draws Local Input," Columbia Daily Tribune, 6/7/06)

Hardest hit by the death tax are Missouri ranchers and farmers. They deserve answers about why McCaskill stood opposed to higher taxes that hurt them and now supports giving more than half of their acquired assets to the government in the unfortunate event that they die. Perhaps she stands with the President in thinking that if you’ve got a farm “you didn’t build that.”

“There is only one explanation for Senator McCaskill’s evolved position on a death tax hike for Missouri farmers and ranchers,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “She must agree with President Obama in that if you own a farm, ‘you didn’t build that.’ There is no other justification for taking over half of one’s assets in the unfortunate event of death. The death tax kills family farms.” continued Norquist.

“Missouri farmers are no more prepared to get ‘hurt’ today than they were in 2006, when the economy was doing much better. Senator McCaskill’s priorities should now be very clear to Missouri voters: higher taxes to pay for the government’s overspending problem” continued Norquist.

Read more: http://atr.org/claire-mccaskill-missouri-farmers-didnt-build-a7070#ixzz21qGWyrpB


TOPICS: Agriculture; Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: congress; deathtax; deceit; deception; democrats; dems; election; elections; mccaskill; missouri; senate; taxes
Despite acknowledging that raising the death tax rates “hurt family farmers,” Sen. McCaskill voted to raise them anyway.
1 posted on 07/27/2012 9:43:22 AM PDT by 92nina
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To: 92nina

Time to get rid of McCackle.


2 posted on 07/27/2012 9:51:33 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: 92nina

Despite McCaskill raising the death tax rate that will kill off the family farm in the next 50 years, the Missouri electorate will vote her back into office. Gotta keep those EBT cards funded, don’cha know.


3 posted on 07/27/2012 9:56:48 AM PDT by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: 92nina
Claire McCaskill to Missouri Farmers: You Didn’t Build That; So Up Yours, I Don't Need Your Vote Anyway!
4 posted on 07/27/2012 10:00:41 AM PDT by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

After the August 7th Primary we’ll know who our candidate is and hopefully Ma will be unemployed come November!!


5 posted on 07/27/2012 10:00:54 AM PDT by donozark (A Socialist is a Communist who doesn't have the balls to pull the trigger!)
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To: Thommas

You really think so? (I’m not from Missouri so I don’t have the insider perspective; posted the article because it’s an important Senate seat for the GOP to win.) What are her strengths?


6 posted on 07/27/2012 10:03:03 AM PDT by 92nina
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To: donozark
That is Great

She won't have to worry about paying property taxes for years now

7 posted on 07/27/2012 10:04:17 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: 92nina

I haven’t been following too closely, but if I’m not mistaken, there’s a 3-way GOP primary where all three are acceptable conservatives and all are currently out-polling McCaskill 1-to-1.


8 posted on 07/27/2012 10:09:34 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: 92nina

Last Rasmussen Poll, June 7, had Steelman up by 12. Akin up by 8. Brunner up by 10 over McCaskill. The Republican Primary is August 7. That will decide which one of the above runs against Ma in November. Most think Steelman has it wrapped up.


9 posted on 07/27/2012 10:35:50 AM PDT by donozark (A Socialist is a Communist who doesn't have the balls to pull the trigger!)
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To: donozark

“...Republican Primary is August 7...... Most think Steelman has it wrapped up.”
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I sure hope so. The best news I’ll have over the next 1 1/2 weeks will be hearing that Cruz wins in Texas and Steelman wins in Missouri.


10 posted on 07/27/2012 10:49:59 AM PDT by House Atreides
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