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When were dividends ever taxed at a higher rate than ordinary income?
Increasing dividend taxation to ordinary income levels will discourage investment, depress the stock market, and jeopardize the solvency of many pension funds and retirement accounts.
Some folks have generous government pensions. Others depend on dividends and interest from their investments for retirement income
All around great idea.
FACT: The U.S. economy was far better off when the maximum tax on dividends was nearly 40 percent and people actually saved for their retirement rather than gambled on the stock market.