Will all shareholders join me in requesting a decrease in the stock dividend? Obama is painting all those that get dividends as "rich" and that the Government deserves our income. If KMB cuts the dividend the share price will go up because those earnings that go to the dividend can be deployed in other areas and shareholders will realize capital growth(hopefully when Obama is out of office the threat of taking our dividends will decrease) that can be tax deferred until a more favorable tax time is reached.
No, I won't join you.
But I will join any movement that gets that idiot out of The White House.
How in hell on earth could any American want to take the current capital gains and dividends tax from 15-percent to a whopping 39.5+ percent? Dear God. Talk about penalizing success. We are taxed to death in this country. We need lower taxes and we need the idiots in Washington to stop wasting taxpayer money and use it more judiciously.
This stock is no different from JNJ or HNZ or PG. And I own all KMB, as well as stock in all three. This stock is - like those - a port in a storm. It doesn't have the upside as some of the other blue-chip, large cap stocks, but it has a good economic moat around it and longevity and stability. And one must have stocks like that in a portfolio. The meaty dividend is certainly a selling point.
Obama needs to get the hell out of The White House and stop killing our businesses in this country. I realize he is a good husband, a good father and a good man, but this idiot's policies for businesses are incredibly self-destructive.
Obama lowered taxes on middle class folks, including those whose primary income comes from dividends. So take your Tea Party gibberish elsewhere. Go vote for Herman Cain, who wants to raise taxes on working people so that the country club rich can pay even less taxes.
I'm not for Herman Cain because of that 9-9-9 plan, but explain to me how "the rich" would get out of paying a National Sales Tax??.
In fact how would anybody get out off paying a 9% sales tax.??
taxes on the middle class. He left the Bush tax cuts in place. He wanted to raise them on rich (family making 250,000, which is not rich), but he could not get congress to pass it. Get your facts right. obama wants to raise taxes so he can "redistribute the wealth".
Sorry, but no. My income from dividends (and yours) should be taxed at the same rate as income from a job – and yes, I'm quite familiar with the "double taxation" rant. If you want a growth stock rather than an income stock, there are plenty of alternatives out there.
Prehaps you are not aware that other people other than Americans also own stock in KC. Many Canadians own stock and are not controlled by Obama. We would like to see an increase in dividends to help on the tax grabs
I know you're joking, but a solid dividend such as KMB's really supports the price. The latest downgrade, I think, will provide a buying opportunity.
Let's keep the dividend but get a new prez.