Michael F: In 1997, Bill Clinton signed legislation that lowered the Capital Gains tax from 28% to 20%. George W. Bush later lowered it from 20% to 15%. And in both cases, revenues increased, and the government took in more money than it did when the rates were at 20% and 28%. Hillary wants to bankroll increased spending by increasing taxes on the rich, but how she proposes to do that is a mystery the world may never know. There are only two types of rich people... those who earn their money from an employer, and those who make money from investments. Investments are taxed as Capital Gains because while you might make money, you might lose money, and could lose it all. If you increase the Capital Gains tax, you know what happens... the rich hold back, don't invest as much, and the government takes in even less money. The other alternative is that you raise taxes on the working rich by increasing their income tax. The problem with this is that the rich (those who earn more than $400k per year) are already paying 39% in federal income taxes alone. When Mitt Romney said that 47% of Americans don't pay any federal income taxes, he was 100% correct. In fact, many American families actually get money back from the tax system through the earned income/child tax credit. Some people pay nothing and get money back. Some people pay nothing and get nothing back. Some people pay 10%. Some people pay 20%. Some people pay 30%, and some people nearly 40%. I thought the Democrap party was the party of nondiscrimination, fairness, and equality? If you make $100k per year, and I own the only store in town, how fair would it would be for me to set my milk prices at: $1 per gallon for anyone who makes less than $20k per year, $2 for anyone who makes $20k to $30k per year, $5 for anyone who makes $50k to $60k per year, and $10 for anyone who makes $100k per year??? And yet when it comes to our tax system, what's the difference? Very simply, the difference is that the federal government doesn't allow me to discriminate, and even if it did, there are many other businesses for my customers to choose from because the federal government prohibits monopolies. And yet when it comes to taxes, the federal government doesn't have to compete like every other business does because it has a monopoly.