Today, Americans for Financial Reform sent a letter to President Obama and Secretary Geithner requesting that they “urge the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to examine a small levy on financial speculation as a revenue-raising measure.”
Read our letter supporting a financial transaction tax here, or below. —————————————————————————————– October 21, 2011 Representative Jeb Hensarling 129 Cannon House Office Building Washington DC 20515 Senator Patty Murray 448 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20515 Re: Financial Speculation Tax Dear Senator
PRESS RELEASE: Financial Speculation Tax Serious Tool for Long-Term Deficit Reduction Tax burden would largely fall on banks and hedge-funds, not everyday taxpayers. ________________________________________ For Immediate Release: January 24, 2011 Contact: Alan Barber, 571-306-2526 Washington, D.C.– A discussion of the budget and future deficits will
Mary Bottari of BanksterUSA.org dissects Goldman Sachs’ actions in this column on the Huffington Post. Here is an excerpt: It’s really unbelievable. The way that Goldman Sachs keeps sticking its foot in it is simply unbelievable. Let’s not review their unbelievable bonus pool or their
More than 50 charities are supporting a British campaign to levy a tax on transactions between financial institutions, which can be used to help fight poverty, protect public services and tackle climate change. The 0.05% “Robin Hood” tax on financial trades could raise $700bn for
Re: Support of the Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee January 25, 2010 Dear President Obama, We, the undersigned organizations, are writing to thank you for your leadership on financial services reform and applaud your proposal for a Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee to recoup TARP bailout funds.