A Quicker, Kinder Cut?

In the capital-gains debate, those who speak for entrepreneurs in Washington favor a more targeted tax break

The capital-gains tax cut being debated in Congress is high on the small-business lobby's wish list for economic stimulus in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Such a cut is "critical" if the government wants to spur investment in business, says the Small Business Survival Committee, which is a longtime supporter of such a cut and whose officers recently testified in its favor before lawmakers.

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