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Friday, 1/10/14, Public Square

social security

Plus, consider this:  ZERO social security taxes are withheld from capital gains earnings. The top 0.1%– about 315,000 individuals out of 315 million– are making about half of all capital gains on the sale of shares or property after 1 year; and these capital gains make up 60% of the income made by the Forbes 400.  The capital gains tax is capped at 15 percent, thus, anyone making more than $34,500 a year in wages and salary is taxed at a higher rate than a billionaire is taxed on untold millions in capital gains.

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