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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Number Date Name Comment (optional)
15202 37 minutes ago William Steimel
15201 24 hours ago Leland Daum We know that Wall Street in many cases represents legalized gambling and speculation. This tax would slow down (although not eliminate) the rate at which Wall Street can toy with our money....
15200 1 day ago Dr J L Underfer How about patronizing us rather than Wall Street/big business.
15199 1 day ago Rhonda Overman
15198 1 day ago Marshall Petit
15197 3 days ago Janis Cramer
15196 4 days ago gen a
15195 4 days ago Michael May
15194 4 days ago Kenneth Bryan Stop elected representatives and there staff,and cronies from taking money,stock,bonds,etc and employment in any form wallstreet,banks or any financial firm/organzation.
15193 1 week ago Elizabeth Beattie
15192 1 week ago Anonymous
15191 4 weeks ago Jamesm NORDLUND
15190 4 weeks ago Nicholas Loskoski Our retirement accounts are not casino chips!
15189 4 weeks ago William Roberson
15188 4 weeks ago William Roberson
15187 1 month ago Elizabeth Dallam
15186 1 month ago Yazmine Mihojevich
15185 1 month ago Jodie Doylej
15184 1 month ago Anonymous Hey, Congress, stop selling yourselves to Wall Street & all of their pimps. Don't you ever feel just a little dirty? Does it make you proud to know you are responsible for a corrupt system of gov...
15183 1 month ago Debra Cohn
15182 1 month ago Emily F.
15181 1 month ago Nathan Spetsiotis
15180 2 months ago Anonymous
15179 3 months ago Kathleen Joyce
15178 3 months ago John Garceau
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