and the long term, more than a year, capital gains tax is at 15% now yet possibly will double and go back to 30% soon. The taxes on your investment dollars will DOUBLE with a change in the capital gains tax structure: 1. Will that affect how much $ you invest in America? 2. Will that cause you NOT to put any of your $ as a capital investment? 3. Will the rise in capital gains taxes affect how much $ is invested in America? 4. Will the rise in capital gains taxes SLOW capital investment? 5. How many jobs will be lost with the slow down in investment capital?