Eliminating Stock-Dividend Taxes

American VoicesPolitics ISSUE 39•02 Jan 22, 2003

As part of his tax-cut plan, President Bush has proposed abolishing taxes on stock dividends—a move critics say primarily benefits the rich. What do you think?

  • “Oh, thank God. I've dreamed of sending my child to college, but those dividend taxes were eating me alive.”

    Marc Vargas –
    Roofer

  • “A tax cut? With war looming and a projected federal budget deficit? Does Bush know the U.S. can't borrow from its dad?”

    Ben Graham –
    Systems Analyst

  • “As a cash-fattened plutocrat, I require no more money. So to our president I say 'No, thank you' to these tax cuts.”

    Irwin Edwards –
    Industrialist

  • “Maybe this will inspire America's poor to not be so poor all the time.”

    Linda Oberst –
    Teacher

  • “What's the problem here? If taxes are cut for the rich, that means they'll be able to tip more. There's just no pleasing some people.”

    Marla Robichaud –
    Dentist

  • “It makes sense. Those people making money on stock dividends didn't do any work, so why should they have to pay any taxes?”

    Sam Hopkins –
    File Clerk