Just finished the big NYT article on Romney's years at Bain which I'll post. These parasites need to be taxed as ordinary income - not capital gain. Trade profesionally it's OI generally. Develop and sell RE it's OI. Ought to be the same for these guys. Whatever these speculators add to the strength of our economy, if anything, shouldn't be a concern to the tax man - take it while they're making it. They'll find a way to come again. They always do.