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Capital Gains Taxes

EARLNORL Wrote: Oct 05, 2012 8:37 AM
If only the stupid libs were smart enough to understand this simple lesson of economics. Our problem is our schools are generating econonmic wimps and that's part of the Progessives's plan. A ignorant citizenship will fall into the grasp of the elitist opressors.

One of the many false talking points of the Obama administration is that a rich man like Warren Buffett should not be paying a lower tax rate than his secretary. But anyone whose earnings come from capital gains usually pays a lower tax rate.

How are capital gains different from ordinary income?

Ordinary income is usually guaranteed. If you work a certain amount of time, you are legally entitled to the pay that you were offered when you took the job. Capital gains involve risk. They are not guaranteed. You can invest your money and lose it all. Moreover, the year...