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Oxford Fighting Bill That Would Eliminate Death Tax | Ohio News Network (ONN)

There are 15 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Feb 11, 2011, titled Oxford Fighting Bill That Would Eliminate Death Tax | Ohio News Network (ONN). In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

The city of Oxford could lose more than $345,000 if the Ohio House passes Bill 3. "It would have a big negative impact," said Oxford City Manager Doug Elliott.

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gladysrosamond

Columbus, OH

#1 Feb 11, 2011
Poor, poor Oxford. They have a dog park, a free prescription drug card for all citizens and a starting salary for police officers over $49,000, and only a population of 22,000. They deserve to lose $375,000. They can afford it. Do away with some of their luxuries like NORMAL villages and towns are having to do.
Interesting

United States

#2 Feb 11, 2011
The less money government has, the better. Starve government of death taxes, income taxes, property taxes, cable taxes, phone taxes, fees of all sorts & etc. Starve the beast, return America to a Free Enterprise Capitalist economic system and watch the jobs come rolling in!
ColumbusFree

Zanesville, OH

#3 Feb 12, 2011
Can someone explain to the municipalities of Ohio, that the funds derived from death taxes are not theirs to squander, they are the life savings of harworking Ohio citizens. These citizens have paid all the taxes asked of them during their working lives, often at City-School-State & Federal rates that exceed 50%. Then the State of Ohio, after death, wishes to take their "fair share" of the remainder. With gold now over $1,400/oz, why don't they dig up all dead Ohioans, and collect their gold jewelry & fillings.....it's the same thing. Greed knows no bounds when the government trough runs low.
AFreeman

Columbus, OH

#4 Feb 12, 2011
You can save that money with a very simple solution. Sell some tax free muni bonds. Your a college town that is doing well. Stop sucking the life blood out of OHIO! OHIO is AGRIBUSINESS!!!

DEATH TO THE DEATH TAX!
fwmv

Mount Vernon, OH

#5 Feb 12, 2011
Yo - editors at 10tv.com . We do not have a "death tax". Yes, there is an "estate tax" for wealthy individuals but that is not a "death tax". Way to take your language from republican talking points. Great journalism guys - wow, we learned about no doing stuff like this in Journalism 101.
buckeye bopperman

Mount Vernon, OH

#6 Feb 12, 2011
Greed is a terrible thing ! Especially when it resides in government. They can't wait for your eyes to close in careful repose . Off with your hard earned money before it goes to the children of the person that worked/invested and saved . Enough already Oxford ! Vote these clowns out . They are spending America into oblivion.
AFreeman

Columbus, OH

#7 Feb 12, 2011
If your definition of "wealthy" is $325K then you need to go back or stay in school. Once you have "earned a living" with out taxpayers paying your salary you may have an idea. The Death tax or Estate Tax is designed to steal (redistribute) farm land in Ohio. Perhaps the City of Oxford is helping a large local entitiy gain more land? Who might that be?

on a side note I wonder if you feel the same way of the Snail Rail program renamed High Speed Rail after the losses on Nov 2 2010
fwmv wrote:
Yo - editors at 10tv.com . We do not have a "death tax". Yes, there is an "estate tax" for wealthy individuals but that is not a "death tax". Way to take your language from republican talking points. Great journalism guys - wow, we learned about no doing stuff like this in Journalism 101.
Linda

Thermal, CA

#8 Feb 12, 2011
gladysrosamond wrote:
Poor, poor Oxford. They have a dog park, a free prescription drug card for all citizens and a starting salary for police officers over $49,000, and only a population of 22,000. They deserve to lose $375,000. They can afford it. Do away with some of their luxuries like NORMAL villages and towns are having to do.
Wow, a free prescription drug card for all citizens? It must be nice. Maybe I should move there since I don't have any insurance and have to pay for everything.
Jake Stidd

Saint Clairsville, OH

#9 Feb 12, 2011
Death tax is completely accurate. Estate tax is a Liberal way was making something sound " more pleasent to the palate" Its like calling a sex change operation " genital reassignment" Possibly the most politically incorrect saying of all time.

If there is a need for more revenue create jobs, thats what every politicion says every election. I will help create jobs??????? Where are these jobs?????????? Living wage jobs??????????
TaxFree

United States

#10 Feb 12, 2011
The death tax is dead. Count the Republicans in the Ohio House & Senate and do the math. Oxford should plan to do without it.
wilbur

Canal Winchester, OH

#11 Feb 12, 2011
Pyss on oxford! and Elliot too! Quit trying to tax money that has already been taxed you loser p.o.s.!
Absarokee OH

Hilliard, OH

#12 Feb 13, 2011
It's pathetic that they benefit from people who die, this is the ultimate goulish or financial vampire gimmick. They tax money that has already been taxed and hard earned by families, particularly agricultural land and estates that provide jobs and support throughout our Ohio economy once the main family member passes away. They need to find a better way of using their funds than depending on their residents deaths, completely pathetic. It is simply incomprehensible how these folks can have the face to defend this process.
A G Kindel

Bowling Green, OH

#13 Feb 14, 2011
I was very supportive of efforts to repel the Ohio estate tax, with the lowest exemption ($338,000) in all the United States. Now I understand #3 has been delayed until 1/1/13 because townships are accustomed to enjoying the money rightfully due our heirs. We are angry and disappointed with the Governor and any Republicans who agreed to this two year give away. This decision could have come from Strickland and crew. Even the federal government, under Democrat President Obama, has abolished the federal estate tax.
Please return to those expectant and dependent townships and explain that the heirs of those coveted estates in Ohio already have plans for their money. Stand up and act like Republicans instead of socialists!
voltanic

Delaware, OH

#14 Feb 14, 2011
its taxes like this that make me sick to my stomic. america's goverment has no morality no honor and no soul
CH Farm _1923

Cincinnati, OH

#15 Feb 15, 2011
The Ohio DEATH TAX Law almost cost me our family farm!!! If the City needs operational funds, find it elsewhere! The GOV has NO RIGHT to expect money when a person dies!!! That is nothing but WRONG! The DEATH TAX LAW NEEDS TO DIE!!!!!!!!!!

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