Many working families are still struggling to recover from the Great Recession of 2008–a crash largely fueled by Wall Street’s insatiable greed. That greed remains unchecked today: While the pandemic has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans and sent many more spiraling into poverty, Wall Street profits have soared.
It’s time we stand up to this reckless, predatory industry and demand it pay its fair share to society.
A mere 0.1% tax on Wall Street trades could raise $752 billion over 10 years while cracking down on risky, high-speed trading that has turned the financial sector into a casino. We could use those funds to pay for investments in our communities–covering the cost of free preschool, providing paid family and medical leave, wiping out medical debt, and so much more.
We’re calling on Congress to act and pass a Wall Street tax. If you support investing in human needs over Wall Street greed, email your legislator now.
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