You do realize why dividends are treated differently than other classes of income? Dividends are distributions of after-tax profits to shareholders. In order to minimize double taxation, the dividends are taxed at a lower rate.So the wage I earned last year wasn't subject to inflation?
What your implying is money from investments are superior to money earned via labor and should be treated differently. I disagree, whether you make 100k from wages or 100k via investments it money earned.