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  •  Those were taxes on you, not on everyone. (7+ / 0-)

    Cap Gains and dividends are only 20% now and were 15% in the years mentioned.  Instead of working, you could hgave reduced your taxes by being born wealthy and living off of investments.  :-)

    I don't know if your last para is the only way, but it certainly is a good idea.

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    by TomP on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 11:22:32 AM PST

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    •  Yep, I don't get much at all from cap gains. (2+ / 0-)
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      Quicklund, TomP

      Actually, a Social Security surtax of, say, 5% of the amount of any cap gains taxes paid during a year might be a good idea, depite what I said above.

      The road to Hell is paved with pragmatism.

      by TheOrchid on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 12:20:38 PM PST

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