for the Robin Hood Tax! Small change for Wall St = big change for people: @foe_us @robinhoodtax #rht
Hello, I’m writing to tell you about a new effort to help make our economy work for people and the planet: the Robin Hood Tax campaign. The proposal is for a tiny tax, 1/2 of 1 percent or less, on financial transactions in the U.S. that would free up hundreds of billions of dollars to protect precious public goods. The idea is simple: make Wall Street pay a wee bit of its fair share and put that money towards pressing social needs -- from funding climate change solutions to stemming home foreclosures to broadening public access to health care and education. The coalition around this idea is growing bigger and louder by the day. Already, celebrities like actor Mark Ruffalo, Chris Martin of Coldplay and Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine have linked up with thousands of environmentalists, nurses, clergy, AIDS activists, students and ordinary Americans in demanding a R...