Financial transaction tax

Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to be one of the stand-up guys in the Senate with telling it straight when it comes to the fact that Social Security does not add a dime to our deficit and that if President Obama wants to do something about the deficit, he needs to be cutting that corporate welfare, instead of talking about balancing the budget on the backs of the most vulnerable in our society and our veterans. Read more...
Today, actor Mark Ruffalo, star of the current movie "The Avengers," released a video calling on Americans to join the campaign. He was joined in the video by Coldplay's Chris Martin and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello. The video, Read more...
National Nurses United, a union representing nearly 170,000 nurses across the United States, launched a new video this week in support of legislation to create a financial transaction tax. The video is a Twilight Zone-style parody wherein a Wall Read more...
This would be a very progressive move, and would be very popular with voters. I wonder if Obama will actually do it? You never know. Dan Froomkin at Huffington Post: WASHINGTON -- Advocates of a tiny but lucrative tax on financial transactions Read more...
Rallies were held in Washington, D.C., and across the globe in support of financial transaction taxes, also called Robin Hood taxes. These taxes work as follows: The Robin Hood (financial speculation) tax is a tiny pinch that would be felt Read more...