Nurses Take the Message "Heal America Tax Wall Street" to 60 Congressional Offices

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    nurses' imaginative tactics breathe life into progressives: make wall street pay for the crisis it created
    street theater, soup kitchens, and a giant talking michele bachmann were just part of the vibrant protests around the country calling for a new tax on wall street. - http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/660066/nurses'_imaginative_tactics_breathe_life_into_prog ressives%3a_make_wall_street_pay_for_the_crisis_it _created/

    nurses take the message "heal america tax wall street" to 60 congressional offices - http://www.prwatch.org/news/2011/08/...sional-offices

    nurses [color=#333333]say the proposal would raise $350 billion for health care -
    http://www.chieftain.com/news/local/...cc4c03286.html

    minneapolis, mn[color=#2c2c2c] - [color=#2c2c2c]http://www.kare11.com/news/article/9...at-from-nurses

    [color=#2c2c2c]augusta, georgia[color=#2c2c2c] - http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/he...s?v=1314945307

    orlando florida - http://www.orlandosentinel.com/healt...,3412510.story

    nurses protest in 60 cities, demanding tax on wall street - http://labornotes.org/2011/09/nurses...ax-wall-street

    dayton, ohio - http://projects.daytondailynews.com/...l/090111rally/

    bangor maine - http://www.wabi.tv/news/23217/nurses...on-wall-street

    lansing, michigan - http://www.publicnewsservice.org/ind...rticle/22006-1

    merrillville, indiana - http://posttrib.suntimes.com/7408802...ll-street.html

    duluth, mn - http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/...128966498.html

    boston [color=windowtext]- http://news.bostonherald.com/news/po...osition=recent

    chicago - http://www.chicagotribune.com/videog...lly-in-chicago

    tampa, fl - http://www2.tbo.com/news/news/2011/s...x-o-ar-254756/

    central michigan university, “nurses are alarmed. they feel that the standard living of their patients isn’t what it use to be.” - http://www.themorningsun.com/article...mode=fullstory

    muskegon, mi - http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/i...et_tax_wi.html
    jackson, mi - http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/in...state_nur.html

    [color=windowtext]camarillo, california - [color=windowtext]http://www.keyt.com/news/local/nurse...128944603.html

    [color=#333333]san bernardino, ca[color=#333333] - http://banning-beaumont.patch.com/articles/wall-street-is-bailed-out-main-street-sold-out-say-nurses#photo-7595287

    rep. joe baca joins movement to reinstate wall street tax - http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/sanbernardinocounty/ci_18808253

    san diego unions hold demonstration outside issa's vista office - http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/sep/01/unions-hold-demonstration-outside-issas-vista-offi/

    health leaders - http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/pr...onal-districts
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    Another tax huh? And this one will be diverted where? And please don't tax my stocks. I've worked a lifetime for very little, don't need more Union thugs trying to get their hands on it. Sorry, the message is nice but the system is too broken.
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    Amen!
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    Quote from mikeworksRN
    Another tax huh? And this one will be diverted where? And please don't tax my stocks. I've worked a lifetime for very little, don't need more Union thugs trying to get their hands on it. Sorry, the message is nice but the system is too broken.


    The point is not to tax you. Rather, it is to make wealthy bankers and other financial firms pay back the bailout funds they got from Joe and Jane Citizen, and to make other organizations, like corporations, big oil, and the like pay some taxes.

    You have to pay, so do I, they often pay absolutley no taxes at all!!
    mdfog10, cherryames1949, lrobinson5, and 1 other like this.
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    united states nurses - http://news.google.com/news/story?pz...=united+states

    many of these wall street firms were bailed out by tax money. it is not a tax on our 401k.

    why not charge a nickel or a penny on every hundred dollars in these transactions?
    it could be used to save social security and medicare instead of giving it to these firms because they are “too big to fail”
    ...a federal agency on friday sued 17 financial firms, including the largest u.s. banks, for selling fannie mae and freddie mac billions of dollars worth of mortgage-backed securities that turned toxic when the housing market collapsed. here is a list of those named in the lawsuits and the amount in securities the institutions are said to have sold to the government mortgage buyers:

    jpmorgan chase & co., $33 billion, the royal bank of scotland group plc, $30.4 billion, countrywide financial corp. (now a unit of bank of america), $26.6 billion, merrill lynch & co./first franklin financial corp. (now a unit of bank of america), $24.9 billion, deutsche bank ag, $14.2 billion, credit suisse holdings (usa) inc., $14.1 billion, goldman sachs group inc., $11.1 billion, morgan stanley, $10.6 billion, hsbc north america holdings, inc., $6.2 billion, ally financial inc., formerly known as gmac llc, $6 billion, bank of america corp., $6 billion, barclays bank plc, $4.9 billion, citigroup inc., $3.5 billion, nomura holding america inc., $2 billion, societe generale, $1.3 billion, first horizon national corporation, $883 million, general electric co., $549 million
    http://www.businessweek.com/ap/finan.../d9pgld7g0.htm
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    Quote from Kooky Korky
    The point is not to tax you. Rather, it is to make wealthy bankers and other financial firms pay back the bailout funds they got from Joe and Jane Citizen, and to make other organizations, like corporations, big oil, and the like pay some taxes.

    You have to pay, so do I, they often pay absolutley no taxes at all!!
    I think what MikeWorks was trying to say is the cost would simply be passed on down the line, and would effect everyones stocks and 401K's.

    That, and many other reasons as to why this is a dumb idea are well described in the Wall Street Journal.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...734883292.html

    And, this tax is supposed to 1) reduce risky trades and to 2) make revenue from risky trades. Hmm, how is that supposed to work?
    Last edit by cabanaboy on Sep 3, '11 : Reason: edit
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    The rich never pay up. They just pass the tax burden to the middle and poor classes. Our system is messed up. It's like a patient with multiple comorbidities being artifically kept alive with a ventilator, an IABP, and multiple drips. I hate to be so cynical at my age, but that's how it seems to be.
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    Quote from herring_rn
    united states nurses - http://news.google.com/news/story?pz...=united+states

    many of these wall street firms were bailed out by tax money. it is not a tax on our 401k.

    why not charge a nickel or a penny on every hundred dollars in these transactions?
    it could be used to save social security and medicare instead of giving it to these firms because they are “too big to fail”
    you're right, it's not a tax on our 401k. however, the cost will be passed on to our 401k's. take mutual funds for example. most of us have mutual funds in our 401k's. each of those funds has a expense ratio, or annual fee. that is one way in which the cost of more taxes on wall street transactions will be passed on to us. a small increase in that expense ratio can cost you thousands $$$ over several years.

    i didn't like the bailouts either. but, i sure don't see the reasoning in taking money out of the economy and putting it in the hands of the same knuckleheads in dc who provided the bailouts in the first place (and btw facilitated the housing crisis that led to the recession).
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    Quote from Kooky Korky
    The point is not to tax you. Rather, it is to make wealthy bankers and other financial firms pay back the bailout funds they got from Joe and Jane Citizen, and to make other organizations, like corporations, big oil, and the like pay some taxes.

    You have to pay, so do I, they often pay absolutley no taxes at all!!
    Who kidnapped Kooky Korky and why is this imposter posting here?
    Hospice Nurse LPN likes this.
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    Quote from cabanaboy
    I think what MikeWorks was trying to say is the cost would simply be passed on down the line, and would effect everyones stocks and 401K's.

    That, and many other reasons as to why this is a dumb idea are well described in the Wall Street Journal.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...734883292.html

    And, this tax is supposed to 1) reduce risky trades and to 2) make revenue from risky trades. Hmm, how is that supposed to work?
    Thanks for that link - I hadn't gotten to my wsj fix for the day.

    azhiker96 likes this.


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