Evidently you are uninformed.<quoted text> Actually they buy in the spring and sell in summer. Buy in the fall and sell in the winter. It's capital gains not income. Jeesh! No different than buying a house and selling it later for a profit. You are blinded by your ideology you can't see how you are going to hurt the very people you claim to want to help.
Captial Gains from investments held for less than a year are taxed as regular income.
Captial Income from investments held over a year is what is being discussed as far as returning to rates prior to the Bush tax cut or 20%.
Right now capital gains on investments held over a year are taxed at 15% if you are in the 25% bracket or more.
So, those people you are talking about are not affected by the long term capital gains taxes at all.