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Tech journalist. Author of 20+ books. Facts matter, goddammit. Life's tapestry is rich. Bott, not bot. He/him. Header image: 17th Street, Birmingham, AL.
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From @ChrisMegerian
Lou Dobbs told viewers to “vote for your country or lose it.” Then he didn’t vote. https://t.co/SIxbGxyNO1 https://t.co/PoujuuaQuy
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From @Cantonino_1
@ChrisMegerian @edbott these guys are all frauds. this is like alex jones’ people stating that he was freaking out… https://t.co/pyqbIuQRYF
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From @24aheaddotcom_
.@Cantonino_1: Trump & Dobbs are both frauds: both support amnesty. @ChrisMegerian is a fraud too: the last thing he'd do is reveal that Trump & Dobbs agree with him on amnesty. He's lying to you. He knows if he told you the truth he'd be out of a job.
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From @JamesFallows
1. 65% rate wld apply to estates over ONE BILLION (for couples) / $500m individ. Farmers? Sm biz? 2. This is from i… https://t.co/QCPFxxQKqq
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From @pmohme
@JamesFallows @edbott similar arguments made in favor of AMT when adopted (and also not indexed for inflation)
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From @edbott
@pmohme @JamesFallows I think $1 billion is a pretty good starting point, esp. in an era of low inflation.
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From @pmohme
@edbott @JamesFallows maybe so, but 65% is flat out confiscatory...and won't affect most ultra-rich who create foundations...
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From @edbott
@pmohme @JamesFallows On the other hand, the country survived w/ higher estate tax until the 80s.
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From @JamesFallows
@edbott @pmohme Through most of modern history US had much higher taxes, income and estate, than now.
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From @pmohme
@JamesFallows @edbott you mean most of the 20th century...extended Depression (1930s) and stagflation (1970s) resulted.
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From @edbott
@pmohme @jamesfallows You think that high income and estate tax rates were responsible for those economic events? Srsly?
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From @pmohme
@edbott @JamesFallows yes, tax policy of the 1930s prolonged the Depression: https://t.co/WhGonCjo0V
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From @pmohme
@edbott @JamesFallows similarly, higher taxes contributed to stagflation: https://t.co/BRQCZvn54t
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From @edbott
@pmohme @jamesfallows Well, that’s a fascinating read but has nothing to do with estate taxes. It argues for indexing marginal tax rates.
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From @pmohme
@edbott @JamesFallows and refutes your assertion that tax policy did not contribute to 20th century economic malaise in the U.S...
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From @edbott
@pmohme @jamesfallows You are aggressively misquoting me. Go back and read what I wrote again.
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From @JamesFallows
@edbott Probably not worth arguing w this guy, though I admire your pluck!
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From @edbott
@JamesFallows Agreed. Call it misplaced sympathy for a fellow UCLA alum, but good faith seems in short supply.
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From @24aheaddotcom_
.@edbott: nothing @JamesFallows has done or will ever do at his present rate will impact Trump in any way. Want to help him be effective?