Do you think any Republican administration (especially this prospective one) would ever raise capital gains taxes by any significant amount?
I think they could be treated as ordinary income if marginal rates were reduced in accordance with the Bowles Simpson and/or Ryan tax plans. Obama, on the other hand, is not interested in comprehensive tax reform but only symbolic soak the rich proposals that have no chance of passing Congress, so there is no chance of anything substantive occurring if he gets a second term.
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