Tell Congress: Pass the Speculation Tax to Take Our Money Back From the Bankers
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Tell Congress: Pass the Speculation Tax to Take Our Money Back From the Bankers

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      Working America

The people who gave us the financial crisis are at it again.

The greed and irresponsibility of Wall Street tycoons demolished our economy, leaving us to bail them out -- and how do they thank us? They’re going right back to business as usual, getting rich off of our money and spending millions lobbying against new rules that would prevent future crises.

To add insult to injury, some banks are creating new monthly fees just for having a debit card.

Around the country, starting from New York’s Liberty Plaza, people are standing up and saying enough is enough. It's time for banks to be a safe place for our money, not another place to get nickeled and dimed.

One way to make banks be more responsible is to discourage the kind of risky investment schemes that caused the financial crisis in the first place.

Take action today and ask Congress to pass a financial speculation tax and rein in Wall Street greed.

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    • Richard Adams SPOKANE, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      It needs to get done!

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    • Lee Edwards WINSTON SALEM, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      If we could only Get The BANKS out of the CONGRESSMEN's pockets we might get something done. Unfortunately signs and petitions won't overcome GREED...

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    • Antonia Gregory ALLEN, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      My house is on a landslide to foreclosure while my tax dollars are bailing out Fannie Mae. Making Homes Affordable is now considered a joke (yes, I applied more than five months ago and they're still asking for more information), while the director is counting his success off of denying rightful claims. You bet I'm signing this petition.

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    • Stephanie Irwin BRUNSWICK, ME
      • over 2 years ago

      Too many people were given mortgages they couldn't afford to create portfolios that the banks sold with false documentation creating the bubble that burst costing people their homes.

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    • Janet Freeman ELLICOTT CITY, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      This is a fairly painless way to curb speculation and fund government.

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