22 Jun '11, 1pm

Remember the banks that tanked our economy? What say we tax 'em, and use $$ to tackle #climate change? #ftt

Remember the banks that tanked our economy? What say we tax 'em, and use $$ to tackle #climate change? #ftt

But what we have learned at 350.org is that little changes, like my grandparents' bushes, can make a big difference. Experts predict that this tiny tax could generate $400,000,000,000 each year! This is a tiny tax with big potential. $400 billion dollars is a lot to be putting every year into our schools and public services that continue to face cuts as bankers get million dollar bonuses. And $400 billion dollars is a lot of money to help the millions of people worldwide who have done nothing to cause climate change but are suffering the most from its impacts. Asking some of the richest people this planet has ever seen to chip in a tiny bit to help fix the problem they helped cause doesn't seem like such a big deal. This financial transaction tax could also help stabalize the market, by limiting the number of high speed trades that have made our modern economy so volatile....

Full article: http://www.350.org/en/about/blogs/tell-world-leaders-tax-...

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