Petition to Congress: Tax Wall Street!

Mark the Five-Year Anniversary of the “Flash Crash” by Taking a Stand Against Wall Street Recklessness

Five years ago, the markets plummeted. In a matter of minutes, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost about 1,000 points. It was as if $1 trillion dollars suddenly vanished from the world economy.

Markets recovered from the “flash crash,” but the apparent fragility of these markets – and the risk of a future, more catastrophic crash – remains.

Stand up to the Wall Street speculators whose reckless “high-frequency trading” fuels this volatility while siphoning billions from the real economy.

Sign the petition to join the MILLION STRONG worldwide calling for a Wall Street Tax to rein in this reckless speculation and raise hundreds of billions for essential public programs.

We, the undersigned, call on Congress to pass a Wall Street Tax to rein in the reckless, automation-driven market volatility that enabled the May 6, 2010, flash crash to happen. Such a tax also would raise hundreds of billions to address critical issues such as climate change, poverty and cracking down on corporate criminals.



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15243 1 day ago Donna Smith
15242 3 days ago Anonymous We need to protect and amp up Dodd-Frank.
15241 4 days ago George Otto
15240 4 days ago George Otto
15239 6 days ago Donna Netusil
15238 7 days ago jodi rodar
15237 1 week ago Debra Winograd
15236 1 week ago Chris Dyer
15235 1 week ago Susan Courrejou What a good idea!
15234 1 week ago Glenn and Patti Liming
15233 2 weeks ago Larry Miceli Put bank officers in jail instead of slapping their wrists with paltry fines which is just incentive to do more crimes.
15232 2 weeks ago Danielle
15231 3 weeks ago Anonymous
15230 3 weeks ago Anonymous
15229 3 weeks ago Ben Spencer
15228 4 weeks ago Thomas Watson
15227 4 weeks ago Anonymous Congress has the responsibility to protect our economy and insure the benefits of a free society are bringing the American Dream to all of our citizens.
15226 4 weeks ago Anonymous PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE go back in time and punish those financial institutions and their leaders that created the mortgage-backed securities crisis that hurt so many Americans. These were our common ...
15225 4 weeks ago NORA COMEAU
15224 4 weeks ago George Otto
15223 4 weeks ago Sean Plaisted
15222 4 weeks ago Michael Treadwell You need to include Donald Trump on this. Wall Street hates Trump. He can help you.
15221 1 month ago Paul Tuff
15220 1 month ago Anonymous
15219 1 month ago Lynn Canarelli
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