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The Clintons: estate taxes for thee but not for me
American Thinker ^ | 06/18/2014 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 06/18/2014 6:31:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Bill and Hillary Clinton are using perfectly legal, but complex and expensive legal strategies available only to the rich in order to avoid the estate taxes they have assured us are essential to fairness and economic justice. So much for the crusade against the 1% who are supposedly responsible for all the ills of everyone else.  Keeping Chelsea a wealthy member of the 1% is the apparent goal.

Richard Rubin of Bloomberg reports:

Bill and Hillary Clinton have long supported an estate tax to prevent the U.S. from being dominated by inherited wealth. That doesn’t mean they want to pay it.

To reduce the tax pinch, the Clintons are using financial planning strategies befitting the top 1 percent of U.S. households in wealth. These moves, common among multimillionaires, will help shield some of their estate from the tax that now tops out at 40 percent of assets upon death.

The Clintons created residence trusts in 2010 and shifted ownership of their New York house into them in 2011, according to federal financial disclosures and local property records. (snip)

“The estate tax has been historically part of our very fundamental belief that we should have a meritocracy,” Hillary Clinton said at a December 2007 appearance with billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who supports estate taxes and is using charitable donations to reduce his eventual bill.


(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billclinton; clinton; estatetax; hillary; tax

1 posted on 06/18/2014 6:31:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s the middle sized guy who, again, gets squeezed. The one too poor to create the shelters, but too rich to escape visibility by Uncle Sam.


2 posted on 06/18/2014 6:35:18 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: All
The mega-wealthy Clintons have money pouring in from everywhere.....without lifting a finger.

Hillary connivingly planned to campaign on "income inequality" .......running as a phony populist. Campaign strategists warned Hillary her "tone" is important.....(so she can better dupe the voters).

THANK YOU KELLY FILE Megyn ran a news clip of Hilly sing-songing "the cancer of inequality"....in a contrived sap-happy, chirpy voice, wearing a h-u-g-e phony grin.

Reminded me of the classic Willam Castle horror movie, "Mr Sardonicus," (whose face becomes frozen in a horrifying grin while robbing the coffin of his father's grave).

Hillary wears her perpetual 2016 game face.

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The only "good" thing to come out of Hillary's disastrous book tour is the new campaign cry: "Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts."

(Cackle) Will look nice on a bumper sticker.

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Even more delicious is that Hillary's disastrous book roll-out was managed by Dudester Tommy Vietor---Obama's van-driver with ntl security clearance who Obama appointed his NSA advisor; Vietor sat in on WH Situation Room crisis meetings.

Feel safer, now, America?

DUDESTER VIETOR offered up a truly laughable assesment of Hillary''s hellish book tour. “The Secretary enjoyed spending this week talking about 'Hard Choices' and working with President Obama to restore America’s leadership in the world,” he said in an email. “She’ll continue to be relaxed, candid and direct.”

Must be auditioning for a SNL job--producing comical skits.

3 posted on 06/18/2014 6:35:29 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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As Hollywood hotshots protest the Beverly Hills Hotel over its ownership by Brunei's sultan and his embrace of Sharia law, it turns out the Brunei government has financial connections to "The Clinton Foundation."

The tax-exempt, nonprofit Clinton foundation lists Brunei along with Kuwait, Oman and Qatar (new home of the Gitmo Five) as donors that gave between $1 million and $5 million through last year.

The Clinton foundation itself confirmed the 2002 Brunei donation: "The Clinton Foundation's impact would not be possible without the generous support of our donors," the foundation's website reads. "Their contributions have made a difference in the lives of tens of millions across the world." Read more at foxnews.com ...

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BACKSTORY Billy Boy Clinton was grinning like a simpering fool at the annual meeting of the tax-exempt "Clinton Global Initiative" foundation....even Obama was there hugging Billy like they were old pals.....all in the wake of the bombshell news that:

<><> the NYT expose that the tax-exempt Clinton Global Initiative uses shady financing;

<><> the tax-exempt Clinton Global Initiative had employed an active Muzzie terrorist named Gehad el-Haddad (Gehad is Farsi for "jihad") Gehad also knows how the Muslim Brotherhood launders money to finance terrorism, using "tax-exempt foundations."

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THE CLINTON FOUNDATIONS / MUSLIM TERRORISM CONNECTION --- The recent story that a Muslim terrorist was working at the Clinton Foundation AND conducting terrorist activities at the same time, explains why the Clintons just remade themselves into the hallowed "Clinton Family Foundation."

NOTE The Clintons' shady foundation financing is unveiled in a recent NYT expose of Clinton corruption, greed, cronyism...with overtones of money laundering.

The Clintons bagged millions in kickbacks from the Red Chinese for Loral Space technology, paid for by American tax payers. There's the $350Million the Chinese government gave their "foundation" for "favors" Mr. Clinton performed for the Chinese (technology transfer), and you have quite a pile of illicit money.

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THE HARRY REID CONNECTION---There's also a Harry Reid connection to the tax-exempt "Clinton Global Initiative" one of the three Clinton foundations.

PUT ON YOUR TINFOIL HATS TO CONNECT THE DOTS:

(1) Harry Reid's son Rory is in business w/ the Chi/Coms on a multi-billion dollar solar energy project; Cliven Bundy and his land are standing in the way.

(2) Reports say Bill Clinton recently went to China to panhandle for his tax-exempt "Clinton Global Initiative" foundation.

(3) The "Clinton Global Initiative" (NOT KNOWN for giving out grants)---gave Harry Reid's granddaughter a grant for a Brooklyn, NY theatre she runs (what is a Brooklyn theatre's connection to "global initiatives?")

(4) A Nevada energy company also gave Reid's granddaughter's theatre group a grant.

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"Money laundering" comes to mind. Could the Chinese be financing the Reid's solar project through donations to the Clinton Foundations....which is then laundered to Reid's granddaughter?

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REFERENCE----HARRY REID IS LIVID THAT HIS GRAND-DAUGHTER HAS BEEN OUTED AS A RECIPIENT OF LAUNDERED CAMPAIGN CASH---Reid lashed out at reporters, saying, “My granddaughter has been the target of harassing phone calls, strangers tracking her down, knocking on her door and negative, unwanted attention on the Internet.” “This has gone too far and it needs to stop now,” Reid said. “I deeply regret any role I had in creating this situation but now, as a grandparent, I say enough is enough.”

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Besides the "jewelry company" financed by her grandfather, Ryan Elisabeth Reid runs the Sprat Theater Company, a small theater in Brooklyn, which is also coming under scrutiny. According to Sprat’s Theatre Company Web site, it has received grants/contributions from:

<><> the Clinton Global Initiative (connected to global terrorism via Muslim Brotherhood employee),
<><> two major Las Vegas foundations:
Caesar’s Foundation, and the NV Energy Foundation.

NOTE NV Energy Foundation---is a non-profit division of NV Energy (a public utility). The NV Energy utility is a subsidiary of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company which took over in 2013....and is now owned by a Warren Buffet unit.

BTW, here's Harry w/ his grand-daughter....the one who got $31,000 in laundered campaign funds for her "jewelry company" and grants from Clinton and Nevada energy foundations.

Reid and granddaughter Ryan Elisabeth Reid.

4 posted on 06/18/2014 6:36:22 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: SeekAndFind

there is no reason whatsoever the govt should get part of an estate that was earned thru a lifetime of savings. if I want to pass it to my kids, under what pretense does the fedgov have any claim to it?

just more wealth redistribution to the politically favored


5 posted on 06/18/2014 6:36:36 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: SeekAndFind

And we wonder why wildly rich outfits like Facebook flee off to exotic places like Singapore.


6 posted on 06/18/2014 6:36:37 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: SeekAndFind

As far as I am concerned the Estate tax is nothing more than the last chance to let the government steal your life’s earnings.

Build up a farm or business and they’ll take it away from your heirs... unless you jump through the hoops to ‘protect’ it from them.


7 posted on 06/18/2014 6:36:41 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: SeekAndFind

Hypocrites? You bet. BTW the “equivalent exemption” around since 1981, was still $600,000 during Clinton’s term.

It’s all about screwing the other guy. You know damn well they are taking FULL advantage of any planning techniques to maximize their rise from “practically broke” (or whatever it was) to multi-millionaires. My, oh my, such a coincidence.


8 posted on 06/18/2014 6:37:29 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Shame on Sam The Sham . . . Michael ScAM . . .$$$ grab all planned by this "handlers")
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To: Liz

As long as people are BUYING such nonsense, politicians will succeed in SELLING it.

The people could probably be pressed to confess that yes, this might look a bit abusive, but who are they going to complain to since God is not in view?


9 posted on 06/18/2014 6:38:34 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: The Working Man

Pride and greed. The government should be a tenth as big as it is... maybe.


10 posted on 06/18/2014 6:39:45 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Clintons did a good job over the past decade of trying to get people to forget how greedy, money-grubbing and hypocritical they were on personal finance issues. However, they did not change their ways and for some surprising reason, the media is pointing it out.


11 posted on 06/18/2014 6:40:39 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SeekAndFind

If it is legal then it is legal, the hypocrisy is what stinks.

All the mega-rich have a choice to make, either PRETEND to want higher taxes to be “fair” and have the press leave them alone if not outright burnish their character as “good”, or be like the Koch brothers and have the Majority Leader of the Senate brand them as terrorists.

The Koch brothers have principled courage. Reid is a thief and should already be in prison but he attacks people who are not thieves. Bank account envy, Reid, although he has labored mightily to do so, has not managed to steal as much as the Koch brothers have earned.

I wonder sometimes, how does a walking, talking fece like Reid get elected and re-elected year after year?

Unions and the mob in Las Vegas. Including that pussy boy Wayne Newton. Why anyone would attend his never-ending and moronic show I cannot imagine.


12 posted on 06/18/2014 6:42:39 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: sten
there is no reason whatsoever the govt should get part of an estate that was earned thru a lifetime of savings.

Don't forget, that's $$$ that's been taxed once already.

13 posted on 06/18/2014 6:47:14 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: sten

Their easily refuted reasoning is that this creates wealth stratification where one family keeps all their wealth for generations.

In reality, over 80% of millionaires are first generation,
and most inherited wealth is gone within one generation and in rare circumstances it might last two generations.


14 posted on 06/18/2014 6:49:23 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind
When Rose Kennedy,the "matriarch" of the filthiest family in America,died her son,the Senior Senator from Cahappaquidick,was the executor of the estate.One of the first things he did as executor was file her will for probate in Florida.However,she hadn't set foot outside of Massachusetts for the 11 years immediately preceding her death.Why is this noteworthy? Because at the time Florida had *no* state death tax while Massachusetts had a *huge* one.

Death taxes for thee,but not for me.

15 posted on 06/18/2014 6:50:54 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: SeekAndFind


16 posted on 06/18/2014 6:51:34 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: SeekAndFind
Warren Buffett, who supports estate taxes and is using charitable donations to reduce his eventual bill.

Of course he does, he's invested in insurance, that's what huge estates use to pay the death tax.

17 posted on 06/18/2014 6:51:55 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: Liz

Hillary Clinton cackle and laugh comedy video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44zwRfXxi5s


18 posted on 06/18/2014 6:57:06 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: SeekAndFind

Because they’ve dedicated their lives to servicing the public.


19 posted on 06/18/2014 6:57:48 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: MrB
In reality, over 80% of millionaires are first generation,

Thanks to decades of hard work and self denial my father was rather comfortable during the last 40 or so years of his life (my mother died 40 years before him).My Dad was a child of the Depression,and one of 8 children of a man crippled by TB and,as a result,he grew up in the filthiest Irish ghetto of Boston,"Southie".And while he was growing up one could routinely see signs in the windows of Boston "no Irish need apply".His older brother,particularly,used to speak often about that.

20 posted on 06/18/2014 6:58:54 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: SeekAndFind
My relatives got involved in a trust scam to try to keep one older relative's from being taxed. He had somewhat over the $600k limit at the time, but lost more from screw ups by the idiot lawyers and accountants involved than he would have paid in taxes. If you do try to set up a trust, don't go to someone who got their skills from a "set up trusts in your spare time" ad in the back of a magazine.

I had one very liberal relative involved smugly saying that this is just the type of account the Kennedys use. Well, I went off on her about the hypocrisy of the Kennedys telling us to pay more taxes and hiding their money from the very laws they pass. I also pointed out that unlike the Kennedys she didn't have to power to call up the IRS and "correct" their error if they tried to poke holes in the trust. I then did a pretty good impression of Fat Ted telling and IRS agent "If you try to audit my family, you'll be doing all of your future audits in Fah-go". She didn't have much to say after that.

21 posted on 06/18/2014 6:59:53 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey HilLiarY. Are you running for office or not? Its a yes or no question.

Why has ALL media stopped asking that qirstion?


22 posted on 06/18/2014 7:17:35 AM PDT by subterfuge (Hey NSA snoop, get a real job you idiot!)
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To: SeekAndFind

These lying SOBs have ALWAYS given hypocrites a bad name!

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=hillary+convention+cut


23 posted on 06/18/2014 7:40:31 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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