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confiscatory

adjective acquisitive, appropriating, attaching, capturing, commandeering, conquering, depriving, disseizing, distraining, divesting, exacting, expropriatory, extortionary, foreclosing, forfeiting, impounding, rapacious, requisitory, seizing, taking, usurpatory
Associated concepts: confiscatory orders, confiscatory rates
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Therefore, by the city giving incentives in the form of additional FAR bonuses for creating affordable housing, they have the ability, al absolutely no cost, to provide incentives for the private sector to build affordable housing without the confiscatory policies of rent regulation being strengthened even further.
People on the right made Obama the vessel of their fears of an intrusive and confiscatory government, and remain on guard.
A letter in March 1 News extols the virtue of representing the sad, beleaguered rich in these times of "class envy and confiscatory taxation, something (he) finds offensive to the basic tenets of our Constitution.
The brief states that previous court cases have concluded that "government price controls that preclude the recovery of costs plus a reasonable return are unconstitutionally confiscatory.
We suspect that investors will turn instead to other areas of New Europe, where there are fewer threats to their portfolios from arbitrary acts of confiscatory government fiat.
Why then should the government demand that many of these families pay Death Taxes at confiscatory rates for assets that were already taxed when they were earned?
Babies are dying, the very definition of marriage is under attack, the financial underpinnings of families are being destroyed by confiscatory taxation, and children of all ages are being taught wickedness and every form of godlessness.
THE Fly on the Wall alighted on the best horseracing website in the US, the Paulick Report, the other day and found this comment on an item by the host: "At the track, not only do you pay to park, to walk in the dilapidated gate to the dilapidated facility, pay confiscatory prices for what is jokingly referred to as food, warm beer, information and programs, and - to top it off - you have to pay 20 per cent or more to make a wager.
Supporters of this legalized discriminatory status quo have found it amazingly easy to float the disingenuous notion that it is in our national interest to support the mythical Jewish Camelot even though they know very well that Israel's pretend or at best limited confiscatory democracy is at the heart of Islamic discontent and an uneasiness in nations in the west and elsewhere in the world.
These confiscatory rates discouraged entrepreneurs from investing, which prolonged the Great Depression.
In addition to creating the false impression that the estate tax eventually hits everyone -- by mislabeling it a ''death tax'' -- opponents routinely denounce the 45 percent top tax rate as confiscatory.
While good arguments can be made that the nation's income distribution has unfairly favored Wall Street over much of the past decade, the potential for confiscatory and retroactive taxation as reflected by the House's action last week is likely to create new uncertainties for investors and upper-income consumers.