Support the Financial Transaction Tax on Wall Street
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Support the Financial Transaction Tax on Wall Street

    1. National Nurses United
    2. Petition by

      National Nurses United

      New York, NY

Large banks and Wall Street firms wrecked our economy. They wiped out pensions and portfolios. Because of their greed, they threw us into a recession, cost us millions of jobs, and squandered American productivity. Yet nobody has paid the price for this wrongdoing. No one has gone to jail. In fact, they remain some of the most profitable businesses in America, doling out hundreds of millions of dollars in executive bonuses. And they pay some of the lowest tax rates in the country.

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    1. National Nurses Make History - September 1

      National Nurses United
      Petition Organizer

      From the Atlantic to the Pacific, some 10,000 nurses and community members joined actions in 21 states today demanding immediate attention to the economic crisis to heal America.

      See a round-up with video & photos by state at the link provided:

    2. Reached 1,500 signatures
    3. Thanks for our first 500 signatures!

      National Nurses United
      Petition Organizer

      It's time for Wall Street to pay back the American people. Thanks for sharing links to this petition with your social networks and email lists. Together, we will make a difference. Now let's keep pushing.

    4. Reached 500 signatures
    5. Nurses to Converge on 60 Congressional Offices in 21 States Sept. 1

      National Nurses United
      Petition Organizer

      From Maine to California, nurses, joined by others fed up with the ongoing economic crisis, will call on Congress members in their local district offices to support a tax on Wall Street financial speculation. Visit the link above for an event list.

    6. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Richard Mycroft SNELLVILLE, GA
      • about 3 years ago

      The era of casino capitalism must come to an end, the era of the top 1% receiving obtaining greater and greater levels of wealth while the rest lose out must come to an end. It is past time for this insanity to STOP!

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    • Sharon N CANTON, OH
      • about 3 years ago

      Lots of reasons. None that Wall Street bankers and stock brokers would like. Tired of the United States of America. Its not the U.S.A. I thought it was so many years ago. Oh and because of all those goddam yachts in "Little Venice" that belong to US-the common cits, not THEM.

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    • Nellie Munn BLAINE, MN
      • about 3 years ago

      Its time for Wall Street to pay for the damage done to Main Street. This tax on speculators could pay for the basic services all Americans need-education, affordable healthcare, housing, environmental programs and a secure retirement.

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    • Alec Mento PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • about 3 years ago

      The tax would be tiny -- one-quarter of one percent, not "25 percent" as some "liberal" media outlets "mistakenly" report -- and wouldn't affect investment, only speculation.

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      • about 3 years ago

      Pay to Play. The tax is negligible.

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