So the dividends get paid now instead of a month or two later. How dos that hurt the economy.<quoted text>
Many companies may decide to retain earnings instead of paying dividends that will be taxed at inflated rates. They have already paid their 2013 dividends in advance, some borrowing money at low interest rates to do so. Just one example of how Obama policy hurts the economy.
Similarly, investors will sit back instead of realizing capital gains that will be taxed at inflated rates.
You don't need to be wealthy or have a tax attorney to figure that out.
Why do corps care what the tax rate is on dividends, they aren't paying it.
Investors will adjust their strategies just as did they did when Bush lowered the rates.
You freakin morons act like no one ever got dividends or capital gains before 2001.