Sunday, June 28, 2015

ALWAYS THINKING, THESE RIGHT-WINGERS

The American Thinker's Vel Nirtist claims to have devised a fiendishly clever way to use this week's gay marriage ruling to get around the estate tax:
How about advising a terminally ill widowed grandma to marry her much-beloved granddaughter at the deathbed? Won't the estate pass to the surviving spouse intact? I'm not a lawyer, but I think it will -- without IRS getting the bite out of it as would happen now.

And it would be very hard to have a sound legal argument against such marriage. Isn't it born out of love? Absolutely. But doesn't it go against the prohibition of marriage with a blood relative? But this prohibition is rooted merely in the very same authority that also prohibits the same-sex union, and hence could survive juducial review if litigation results.
(Smacks forehead.) Wow! Brilliant! Why didn't I think of that?

6 comments:

Victor said...

You didn't think of that because you're not a fucking imbecile!

;-)

And, maybe Grandma can marry a few other grandchildren at the same time - because polygamy was once pretty traditional, and in the Bible, too!

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh...

bgn said...

That must be some rich grandma to have the IRS take a bite out of her estate.

Aunt Snow said...

People have been using trusts to do this for ages. I guess Vel Nirtist should really consult a tax attorney.

Blackstone said...

Payment on death accounts, survivorship estates to name two possibilities. Does this idiot know anything about probate?

Ken_L said...

"American Thinker" is the perfect case of unintentional irony.

Roger said...

Vel has obviously been thinking of ways to get back into grandma's will. Or sex with granny. Wither way.