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<< My question is do you really think that Congress will attempt to change the Roth rules so drastically? I can not imagine anyone being in favor of taxing the withdrawls, who would it benefit? I know the government would get more money, but it seems to me it would be so wildly unpopular that it would never pass two full votes and a veto.>>

Veto??? By who? A president who says that taxes should not be cut because the government needs all the money it can get?

"Who would get the benefit"? Are you kidding??? Take a look at DC, and count the Congressmen who delight at spending money. Guess where that money comes from.

<< Or am I just a wet-behind-the-ears 26 year old who doesn't know any better? >>

Yes. Sorry. But you'll grow out of it. ;-) Wait until you've lived through a couple of "temporary" tax increases that become permanent a couple of years later.

Try this URL. He mentions a number of similar occurances that have actually happened. FWIW, my folks (and plenty of other people) lost a lot of money in one of these.

http://www.ricedelman.com/planning/taxes/taxlaws.asp

Ray











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