Today, the Super Committee heard our demand for a Wall Street transaction tax loud and clear. RootsAction and dozens of partners, including Americans for Financial Reform and the National Nurses Union along with Occupy Wall Street protesters, rallied outside the Treasury Department and delivered 322,844 signatures on a petition demanding a financial transaction tax. Each member of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction received our petition.
And we're not done. Responding to the public outcry, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Congressman Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., introduced a bill that would place a 0.03% levy on financial trading in stocks and bonds. (That's too small a tax, but a step forward.) We won't allow the Super Committee to let Wall Street traders off scot-free -- they must pay their fair share.
If you haven't had a chance to sign, please add your name to the demand. And forward this email widely.
Aimee, Jeff, Sarah
and the RootsAction team
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