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2016 Presidential Debates Tag

Welcome to our live coverage of the third and final Hillary v. Trump showdown. Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the debate will begin at 9:00 PM EST. According to The Daily Beast, "Wednesday’s program will include six segments, each 15 minutes long, in which the candidates will be asked about a myriad of topics including debt, immigration, the economy, Supreme Court appointments, and the candidates’ fitness to be president." Fox News' Chris Wallace will moderate tonight's debate.

In last night's debate, Donald Trump stated that if he were president Hillary Clinton would be in jail. If you look at the entire transcript, that was the last (and most extreme) statement of a much lengthier exchange that went like this:
TRUMP: When I speak, I go out and speak, the people of this country are furious. In my opinion, the people that have been long-term workers at the FBI are furious. There has never been anything like this, where e-mails — and you get a subpoena, you get a subpoena, and after getting the subpoena, you delete 33,000 e-mails, and then you acid wash them or bleach them, as you would say, very expensive process. So we’re going to get a special prosecutor, and we’re going to look into it, because you know what? People have been — their lives have been destroyed for doing one-fifth of what you’ve done. And it’s a disgrace. And honestly, you ought to be ashamed of yourself. RADDATZ: Secretary Clinton, I want to follow up on that.

While the Republican presidential candidate talks about eliminating the death tax altogether, the Democrat presidential candidate promises to raise it even further than her initial suggestion.  This seems to be Hillary's latest leftward lunge as she attempts to appeal to Bernie voters who appear to believe that once you die, your money belongs to them the state. The IRS calls the estate tax (aka death tax) "a tax on your right to transfer property at your death." Hillary wants the death tax to be higher, all the better to manage your right to transfer your property at your death. Investopedia reports:
In a nod to potentially disaffected supporters of her primary opponent Bernie Sanders, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday proposed raising the top estate tax rate to 65%. This policy stands in stark contrast to that of her Republican opponent Donald Trump, who would repeal the "death tax," as his website refers to it, but tax capital gains held until death.