Wall Street & Robin Hood
Wall Street refers to the financial district of New York City, named after and centered on the eight-block-long street running from Broadway to South Street on the East River in Lower Manhattan. Robin Hood was a heroic outlaw in English folklore. A highly skilled archer and swordsman, he is known for robbing from the rich and giving to the poor , assisted by a group of fellow outlaws known as his Merry Men . /5
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Meet the Robin Hood of Wall Street, combining street magic with a spy-fi thriller. This was really a interesting read
In other words, when someone in Congress (a Democrat usually) proposes taxing the rich to pay for programs that help the working class or poor, this has RED HERRING written all over it. Since publicly beneficial appropriations DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT require funding from other sources, arguing for tax hikes on the rich to create revenue for those public programs is not only unnecessary, it actually prevents those programs from being created since that's a proposal doomed to fail. It sure does make for some media-loving political theater, eh? (not to mention perpetuating fiction about our federal economy) A lot of distraction, a lot of blah blah blah, but no truth. L. Randall Wray: "Take from the rich and give to the poor. We love that meme. ...Virtually every liberal I know wants to raise taxes on the rich to pay for programs to benefit the poor. They see these taxes as necessary to reduce income inequality. Me? I’d rather send Robin Hood to Wall Street to aim his straight and true arrows at the Black H ...
Just watched The Wolf of Wall Street mad movie... So who's keen to start up a commodity for my new Stock Exchange c'mon we can all get rich lmao just like Robin Hood lmao
Yesterday me and my friend Niall Ferguson went to Cineworld Union Square to see the new action thriller film Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit starring Chris Pine, Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner and Kenneth Branagh. In Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Chris Pine and Keira Knightley star in an edge-of-seat espionage thriller about a rookie CIA analyst uncovering a sophisticated terrorist plot. Young recruit Jack Ryan (Chris Pine - This Means War, Star Trek films) thought he had a straightforward desk job at the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) headquarters based in the Wall Street area of New York. But then he uncovered a plot that could bring the world to its knees without a single shot being fired. Jack's boss William Harper (Kevin Costner - Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, The Untouchables) promptly reassigns him to operational status and sends him on a dangerous mission to Moscow, where the sinister Viktor Cherevin (Kenneth Branagh - Frankenstein, Valkyyrie) awaits. But Jack has lied about his covert job to wife Cat . ...
Nicole Woo of CEPR talks the financial transaction tax (the 'Robin Hood' tax) and Wall Street.
Will Fed policies continue on the path of inflation? * Texas Straight Talk, by Congressman Ron Paul, November 18, 2013: ''Federal Reserve Steals From the Poor and Gives to the Rich Last Thursday the Senate Banking Committee held hearings on Janet Yellen's nomination as Federal Reserve Board Chairman. As expected, Ms. Yellen indicated that she would continue the Fed's 'quantitative easing' (QE) polices, despite QE's failure to improve the economy. Coincidentally, two days before the Yellen hearings, Andrew Huszar, an ex-Fed official, publicly apologized to the American people for his role in QE. Mr. Huszar called QE 'the greatest backdoor Wall Street bailout of all time.' As recently as five years ago, it would have been unheard of for a Wall Street insider and former Fed official to speak so bluntly about how the Fed acts as a Reverse Robin Hood. But a quick glance at the latest unemployment numbers shows that QE is not benefiting the average American. It is increasingly obvious that the Fed's post-2 ...
Instead of giving in to Rep. Paul Ryan's arguments for austerity, Dems should call for a Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street transactions.
Robin Hood Tax USA Riding with Robin Hood to Take from Wall Street and Distribute to Main Street! With The Robin Hood Tax campaigners who take to the streets Think about it, in this the wealthiest country in the world the newest USDA data shows more than 48.9 million Americans lived in households struggling against hunger in 2012. But, despite this the House Republican Leadership’s Nutrition-Only Farm Bill just cut $40 billion dollars from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the newest term for food stamps. They also voted to defund President Obama's health care law, setting up another fiscal showdown just before the October 1st federal budget deadline. These draconian cuts are a renewed attack on all safety-net and poverty-alleviation programs. They say “where’s the beef, there’s no money”. But we say we’re sitting on a virtual pot of gold that could fund hunger, healthcare, and education. So we’ll head to the streets of NY where Robin Hood and his followers say it's time ...
Robin Hood Tax supporters National Nurses United, economist Jeffrey Sachs, and European Parliament VP tell Congress to support "no brainer" tax on Wall Street
"If you turned on CNN Thursday, the big news was that the Grand Guignol Party is now eating its own. And not only that. According to Dana Bash, rumors are swirling on Capitol Hill that Ted Cruz has no gonads! That clip was played all day, in between those annoying ads for Norfolk Southern, which keeps America running, hauling all that fracked oil along our crumbling rail lines. When the corporate media starts mocking the GOP, a faint ray of hope emerges. Unless you're careful, your imagination may start running wild. You picture a time when the "right" will consist of a fusion of repentant old-style Republicans and insipid centrist Dems, strongly countered by a progressive faction of humanists going full steam ahead (due left) and not stopping until we have Medicare for all, expanded Social Security, a huge jobs program, restoration of Glass-Steagall, punitive taxes for profit-hoarding corporations, living wages, a Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street trades, strong gun control laws, a drastically reduced milita ...
New York CITY: Activists Demand "Robin Hood Tax" On Financial Institutions Yesterday about a thousand activists march on the United Nations, demanding the creation of a so-called "Robin Hood Tax" on Wall Street and financial institutions around the world. Forbes posted a press release: To commemorate the 2nd Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, the Robin Hood Tax coalition that consists of two hundred million supporters around the world including Occupy Wall Street, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, The Vatican, The AFL-CIO, Lawrence Summers, Nancy Pelosi, Nobel Prize Laureates Desmond Tutu, Al Gore, Joseph Stigliz and Paul Krugman will rally to support H.R. 1579, the Inclusive Prosperity Act, a financial transaction tax of 0.5% that will raise hundreds of billions of dollars a year that puts people before profit and helps stabilize the financial markets. Dozens of major economies have already implemented this tax. 11 countries including Germany and France will begin to implement ...
If we did enact the Robin Hood Tax, .5% tax on Wall Street transactions, and Warren Buffet's idea. With a little trim to our foreign policy of financial aide, we would not need to cut monies to citizens programs. This attacks the wealthy people's actions without taking money from them. Leaving the middle class alone.
This tax on the financial sector has the power to raise hundreds of billions every year to provide funding for jobs to kickstart the economy and get America back on its feet. It could help save the Social Safety Net in the US and around the world. Not complicated. Just brilliant. For many months, nurses, healthcare, environmental, labor, consumer, faith-based and other community activists have rallied on Wall Street, at banks and legislative offices, and outside the White House and Treasury Department, saying it is time to tax Wall Street to help revive our economy and nation. Now it’s no longer just a movement. It’s also legislation, H.R. 6411, the Robin Hood Tax, introduced in Congress by Rep. Keith Ellison, one of the most progressive voices in Washington.
As he embarks upon the second term that not all presidents are given, Obama would do well to take the counsel of National Nurses United executive direector Rose Ann DeMoro, who said after the election, “The President and Congress should stand with the people who elected them and reject any cuts in Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid, strengthen Medicare by expanding it to cover everyone, and insist that Wall Street begin to repay our nation for the damage it caused our economy with a small tax on Wall Street speculation, the Robin Hood Tax.” And a president who has been comfortably reelected ought not think small. He should “spend his capital” on projects worthy of the trust Americans have afforded him. © 2012 The Nation John Nichols John Nichols is Washington correspondent for The Nation and associate editor of The Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin.
I'm still recovering from the Convention. Got upper respiratory and throat issues - not surprising considering how compromised my immune system got (lack of sleep and not great eating) and the interaction with thousands of other humans! I'm amazed by the number of people who DON'T get sick from these kinds of events. Anyway, more info on the Robin Hood Tax was requested. The following comes from PDA (Progressive Democrats of America). Please keep in mind that the transactions subject to this tax are NOT such things as check cashing or using an ATM. They relate to what might be considered Wall Street transactions, which is why "Tax Wall Street" is a rallying cry from those of us seeking greater economic justice in the land. Stock sales and transfers, bond sales and transfers, credit default swaps and the myriad esoteric financial manipulations that nearly brought us Great Depression II are the target. These actions stole nearly 40% of the wealth of Americans and we act like it never happened. That is just ...
National Nurses United advocates for a financial transaction tax on Wall Street. Deem it the Robin Hood Tax as Chase CEO Jamie Dimon testifies.
Robin Hood popped up all across America last week. A bunch of green-suited Merry Men protested in front of Wall Street bank branches in 15 cities. Another felt-hatted group demonstrated in Washin
You gotta sign this. Link in comments. Here's a letter to Jamie Dimond, CEO of J.P. Morgan It was 797 years ago this week that King John was confronted and forced to share power and wealth, forced to concede rights to others through the Magna Carta. Yes, that was me. I did that. And I'm back. You Wall Street royalty have pushed the people too far. I'm not going to shoot arrows at you. I'm going to tax you. While you sit behind computer screens making millions a day, I'm going to tax you 50 cents on every $100 you trade. I can raise $350 billion with which to save lives. I'll invest in healthcare, jobs, education, and other basic needs, while you and your court won't even notice the missing bags of gold. Wall Street crashed the economy. The people bailed you out. And you demanded more. Now I say No More. It's time for a Robin Hood Tax, a financial transactions tax, a little bit of modern justice. I'm coming. I have a million faces. Sincerely, Robin Hood
Join the National Nurses United and others for a nationwide kickoff of the Robin Hood campaign to tax Wall Street:
when you don't have a good argument, you have to deflect, distract, distort or just outright lie; that's what the GOP have now.they're on the wrong side of EVERY ISSUE, so all they can do is those things I wrote about above; the latest is Mittens making the tired claim that President Obama has declared a war on success; nope, Mittens the Liar Rmoney; his war is against your vulture capitalism and the illegal activity of banksters and Wall Street-types who gamed the system to become rich; nobody blames someone who's successful for being successful, so long as it's done legally and morally, especially the legally part; but, the Reverse Robin Hood fiscal policies of the GOP that further enriched rich *** like the Koch brothers and big corporations like Koch Industries is highly immoral and should be highly illegal; always remember the eight cornerstones of the two lunatic factions of the GOP: racism, sexism, elitism, fascism, greed, corruption, incompetence and arrogance; the two lunatic factions of the ...
On Sunday over a thousand workers and activists descended on the home of Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner in protest of the free pass he's given to Wall Street, demanding an investigation into their activities and supporting a Robin Hood Tax. Organized via the National Peoples' Network and the National Domestic Worker's Alliance, the crowd was comprised of farmers, clergy, students, homeowners and more. Bobby Tolbert of VOCAL-NY, according to a press release:
More than 3,000 nurses and activists gathered at Daley Plaza in Chicago Friday to rock out with musician Tom Morello and call for a tax on financial speculation — a Robin Hood Tax. This small sales tax on Wall Street trades could raise up to $350 billion a year in the U.S., money that American ...
Nurses are rising up and joining forces to demand a Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street. Join us and special guest Tom Morello at our rally in Daley Plaza, Chicago...
New York Stock Exchange workers jeered from the sidewalk as handcuffed protesters wearing Robin Hood costumes were loaded into police vans after chaining themselves together and blocking traffic in the area around Wall Street. Protesters said they were marking the 25th anniversary of the AIDS Coali...
Larry Kramer is among the more than 1,000 people who gathered in lower Manhattan on Wednesday to demand a so-called "Robin Hood" tax on speculative trading on Wall Street to end the AIDS epidemic. The event marked ACT Up’s 25th anniversary.
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