A bill that would increases taxes for investors and threaten the
“Lawmakers are targeting carried interest as part of a broader examination of how hedge funds and buyout firms are taxed. Informal estimates show that taxing carried interest at the same rate as salaries may generate at least $4 billion a year in additional taxes, Bloomberg said.”
The bill that President George W. Bush threatened to veto was introduced by
White House Press Secretary Tony Snow told reporters on June 27 Bush would veto any “broad moves” by Congress to change the tax rate currently in place.
“It is precisely the president’s low capital gains tax rate, low dividend tax rate and low income tax rate that has helped this economy and stock market enormously even though the poor guy doesn’t get any credit,” said Kudlow.
Kerpen, policy director for Americans for Prosperity, also warned in his NRO article that raising capital-gains rates to such high rates “would significantly raise the cost of capital, drying up investment in many innovative, entrepreneurial companies.”