Wall Street billionaires have rigged our economy and our democracy. Let's fix our financial system and make it work for ordinary Americans.
Click here to join RootsAction.org and numerous allies in an enormous campaign to bring Congress along on a program to stand up to Wall Street.
Here's our agenda for Congress:
- Close the carried interest loophole that lets billionaire Wall Street money managers pay lower tax rates than nurses or construction workers.
- Create a Wall Street speculation tax that would discourage short-term bets and generate billions in new revenue to make college affordable, invest in our infrastructure, and create jobs.
- End "Too Big to Fail" by breaking up the big banks – making them smaller, simpler, and safer.
- Stop subsidizing million dollar CEO bonuses by ending the CEO pay tax loophole.
- End predatory lending and also expand access to fair consumer banking services.
We call on every member of Congress to co-sponsor and urge passage of this agenda. Click here to add your name.
Did you know that ...
A handful of hedge fund managers makes more money per year than all of the kindergarten teachers in America put together.
The five biggest banks are bigger now than they were before the financial collapse of 2008.
We pay sales taxes on everything we buy – from a gallon of gas to a bag of groceries – but Wall Street doesn't pay a single penny in transaction taxes on hundreds of millions of dollars of financial products they buy and sell every day.
The richest 1% has captured 90% of all income growth since the recovery began.
Seven of the last nine Treasury Secretaries came from Wall Street banks or went to work for one afterwards.
Take on Wall Street.
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P.S. RootsAction is an independent online force endorsed by Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher Jr., Laura Flanders, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk, Coleen Rowley, Frances Fox Piven, Lila Garrett, Phil Donahue, Sonali Kolhatkar, and many others.