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Subject:  Re: Today's Assignment for Leftists Date:  1/4/2013  8:57 AM
Author:  cjb44 Number:  1850834 of 2293099

Every investment comes with risks. Sad but true, changes in government is just one of them.

If you go with this type of thinking, then shouldn't homeowners and owners of REITs get special treatment since their holding just lost value and ......

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Nope, no deductions. If your investments lose money then you don't have any taxes to pay.

It has to be even across the board. The only reason to grandfather investments currently tax free is because they made with that promise. (although I know the government can change their mind on that and start taxing them at anytime).

No special treatments for anyone. 15% across the board starting at $10,000 per year. That's it, no FICA no Medicare nothing else. One tax to cover everything. No more nickle and diming with various taxes.
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