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Sunday, July 22, 2007

L.A. Times on Private Equity Tax Bill

Interesting article in the L.A. Times:  Huge Wall Street Paydays Are Focus of Tax Debate; Some in Congress Say Private Equity Fortunes Should be Taxed as Earnings (35%) Rather Than Capital Gains (15%), by Jonathan Peterson & Walter Hamilton:

In a new age of fabulous fortunes, the tax rate paid by a breed of financial billionaires is fueling a Wall Street-versus-Washington dispute over fairness in the U.S. economy.

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