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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:15 PM

A new Harry and Louise ad?

I semi heard it, a couple talking about how much they are dependent on their dividend income.

I think that it was about proposing taxing dividends at a regular rate, instead of the current 15%.

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Reply A new Harry and Louise ad? (Original post)
question everything Nov 2012 OP
Jackpine Radical Nov 2012 #1
protect our future Nov 2012 #2
madinmaryland Nov 2012 #3
protect our future Nov 2012 #7
Bozita Nov 2012 #4
question everything Nov 2012 #5
Bozita Nov 2012 #6
question everything Nov 2012 #8

Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:23 PM

1. I can see it now--an elderly couple who, as the camera zooms in,

you suddenly realize are Willard & Queen Anne, sitting in front of their car elevator, drinking--well, whatever Mormons drink--talking about how they may have to dip into the Cayman Islands fund because of the outrageous taxes on their dividends from Bain…

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:24 PM

2. An elderly couple, right?

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(I haven't seen the ad but am guessing they are older.)

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Response to protect our future (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:29 PM

3. that are collecting social security and are on medicare. nt

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Response to protect our future (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:13 PM

7. It's the elderly with only a little money

beyond Social Security who are concerned about dividends. A couple with a great big bundle of bucks would most likely be concerned with capital gains rather than dividends.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:33 PM

4. Saw it twice this week. Pre-emptive attack on any change in the 15% tax on unearned income.

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Response to Bozita (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:36 PM

5. I think that this change will be only on people making more than $200K

$250K for married filing jointly.

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Response to question everything (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:44 PM

6. I didn't know anyone was proposing changes to the tax rate on unearned income.

IMHO, ALL income should be taxed as EARNED income.

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Response to Bozita (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:17 PM

8. Oh yes, including long term capital gain

currently taxed at 15%. This is why some business owners are "threatening" to sell their businesses this year for lower tax. And financial advisers are telling their clients to realize their gain this year.

Won't mind if papa John and Denny and that Applebee be sold.

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