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The difference between capital gains and regular income

Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 12:00 pm

One of the many false talking points of the Obama administration is that a rich man like Warren Buffett should not be paying a lower tax rate than his secretary. But anyone whose earnings come from capital gains usually pays a lower tax rate.

How are capital gains different from ordinary income?

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