Capital Gains Tax on Townhall

Thomas Sowell - Wed Oct 3

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. ... more

Donald Lambro - Fri Sep 14

The core of Barack Obama's campaign is built upon the fallacious idea that Mitt Romney's plan to get the economy growing again will take us back to the policies that caused the Great Recession in the first place. ... more

Daniel J. Mitchell - Sun Apr 15

Politicians conveniently forget that dividends and capital gains get hit by the corporate income tax. And since America now has the developed world’s highest corporate income tax rate, it’s adding insult to injury to tax the income again. Actually, it’s adding injury to injury! ... more

John C. Goodman - Sat Apr 14

Income tax time is an appropriate moment to go to the heart of President Obama’s complaint about the taxes Warren Buffett and other rich people pay, or don’t pay. What the president is really complaining about is that the tax rate on capital gains is too low. ... more

Donald Lambro - Fri Jan 20

While Romney is a millionaire, any American who buys a share of stock and sells it for a profit, or is paid dividends from that stock or other investment, or sells a home would would pay the same rate Romney does. ... more

Kevin Glass - Tue Jan 17

Political Calculations - Sat Nov 5

The reason we find that conclusion to be significant is because the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 left dividend tax rates unchanged - they continued to be taxed at the same rates as regular income in the United States, which provided a powerful incentive for investors to treat the two kinds of stocks very differently, favoring the low-to-no dividend paying stocks over those that paid out more significant dividends. ... more

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz - Thu Oct 6

Especially in tough economic times, like these when people in general have less to give, charities and universities welcome any type of donation -- cash or stock. ... more

Peter Ferrara - Mon Sep 26

If you work hard, play by the rules, save your money, create jobs, and make a success out of yourself, President Obama and the Democrat party will plunder everything you have worked so hard for, because in their view that is only fair. ... more

Donald Lambro - Thu Sep 22

What if Barack Obama had begun his presidency by enacting a permanent tax cut that further lowered income tax rates, cut the capital gains rate in half and reduced business taxes across the board? ... more

Mona Charen - Tue Sep 20

President Obama and the Democrats are finally happy. Liberated from thoughts of compromise with Republicans, they can fully indulge their most lascivious pleasure -- trashing rich people. ... more

Guy Benson - Mon Sep 19

Donald Lambro - Fri Sep 2

The president, of course, isn't in either business specifically, but in a larger sense he's been investing our money, picking the businesses he thinks will fuel economic expansion, new jobs and the technology of the future, and rebuild the nation's fraying infrastructure. ... more

Terry Paulson - Mon Aug 29

It’s time to put America back to work! Chances are that President Obama will give his “New” plan after his vacation. Most likely, he’ll announce a new stimulus plan with “shovel-ready” infrastructure improvements, a call for more taxes on the “wealthy,” and a move to extend unemployment benefits forever! ... more

Donald Lambro - Tue Aug 9

Job creation remains unacceptably weak in the Obama economy, which some Democrats are calling the "new normal." Friday's labor report for July showed there weren't even enough new jobs to keep up with population growth, let alone make a serious dent in the unemployment rate. ... more

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz - Wed Jul 27

Dear Carrie: My husband and I are both in our early 60s and plan to retire in a couple of years. Any tips on how to feel better about making this shift away from a reliable paycheck and starting to erode our savings? ... more

Jonah Goldberg - Wed Jul 20

The president, we are told, is a pragmatist for wanting a "fair and balanced" budget deal. What that means is tax increases must accompany spending cuts. Any significant spending cuts would be way in the future. The tax increases would begin right after Obama is re-elected. ... more