Skip to comments.Claire McCaskill to Missouri Farmers: You Didnít Build That
Posted on 07/27/2012 9:43:13 AM PDT by 92nina
Yesterday, Senate Democrats dropped President Obamas 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 Presidents 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 dont 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 youve got a farm you didnt build that.
There is only one explanation for Senator McCaskills 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 didnt build that. There is no other justification for taking over half of ones 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 McCaskills priorities should now be very clear to Missouri voters: higher taxes to pay for the governments overspending problem continued Norquist.
Read more: http://atr.org/claire-mccaskill-missouri-farmers-didnt-build-a7070#ixzz21qGWyrpB
Time to get rid of McCackle.
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.
After the August 7th Primary we’ll know who our candidate is and hopefully Ma will be unemployed come November!!
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?
She won't have to worry about paying property taxes for years now
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.
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.
“...Republican Primary is August 7...... Most think Steelman has it wrapped up.”
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.
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