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<<Inside my black box I do this:
Pay 15% tax = $300 on $2000
Start a Roth IRA with $1700
Grow at 20% per year to $4230
Pay 28% tax on the $1935 = $542.
Deposit the remaining $1393 in my Roth IRA
Final result: Roth IRA with $5623>>

Ah, yes. But you forgot one teensy-weensy little tidbit.

The part where Dick Gephart is elected President and vows to tax all those "people who have won life's lottery" of their unfair tax-free gains. After all, it's not fair that a millionaire gets to withdraw money and not pay taxes while Betty the Waitress at the all-night diner has to pay taxes on her paycheck, is it?

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