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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15344 1 month ago George Otto Stop supporting the rich at the expense of the poor and middle class !!!!

Trickle down does not work !!! 2 out of every five families in Ohio are unable to secure and meet their basic need...
15343 1 month ago Randall Scott Clemons Wall Street is not my Main Street . They should be TAXES like the lower worker . Shame on you wall streeter
15342 1 month ago Beverly Watrous
15341 1 month ago Michael Shoemaker
15340 1 month ago george otto
15339 1 month ago Anonymous The Shriver Center on Poverty Law,The Center on Law and Social Policy have noted The Tax Cuts and Jobs Growth Act 2017 (TCJG) H.R.1 will add $1.5 Trillion federal debt further pressuring imp...
15338 2 months ago Michelle Hecker
15337 2 months ago JOYCE SHIFFRIN
15336 2 months ago JOYCE SHIFFRIN
15335 2 months ago Anonymous
15334 3 months ago William Cannon
15333 3 months ago George Otto
15332 3 months ago Marguerite Galimitakis
15331 3 months ago Anonymous
15330 4 months ago Glynn Behmen Thank you for your concern and support.
Glynn Behmen
P.S. Please support full enforcement by Congress for the Logan Act of 1799.
15329 4 months ago Daniel Cronin-Hennessy
15328 5 months ago gustavo lopez
15327 5 months ago Nicholas Neuner
15326 5 months ago Carolyn Guidry
15325 5 months ago Anonymous
15324 5 months ago Todd Isakson
15323 5 months ago Donna Netusil
15322 5 months ago JOYCE SHIFFRIN
15321 5 months ago richard imundo Our competitive society needs to be not only free, but fair and it’s through government that we protect our freedom, be it economic or civic. We use it to keep our external enemies at bay, of course...
15320 5 months ago Wilfred Long Jr. I'm sick of paying for Wall Street failures!
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