The board of directors may be Obama fans and want to see a larger share of dividends taxed away by the federal government. That should not be their decision, though. These are the shareholders' assets and they should be distributed to shareholders in the lowest cost, i.e., lowest tax, way. Once again I call upon the board to pay a special dividend in 2012 so we shareholders can keep more of what we earn.
7% divy boost announced. Too bad in 2013. But not taxed in IRA anyway :-)
Talking of special 2012 dividends, my AWRE is doing a CRAZY 2012 spec. divy $2.80 / share on a $6 stock again in my IRA after they did earlier huge dividend earlier this year.