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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15326 1 day ago Carolyn Guidry
15325 2 days ago Anonymous
15324 2 days ago Todd Isakson
15323 4 days ago Donna Netusil
15322 4 days ago JOYCE SHIFFRIN
15321 5 days 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 1 week ago Wilfred Long Jr. I'm sick of paying for Wall Street failures!
15319 2 weeks ago Della Cowall
15318 1 month ago Matthew Mogavero
15317 1 month ago Matthew Mogavero
15316 1 month ago Anonymous
15315 1 month ago Meredith Mohr
15314 1 month ago Pete Levine
15313 1 month ago Glynn Behmen Oppose "Black-Box Trading"
15312 1 month ago jonathan gitter
15311 2 months ago Anonymous
15310 2 months ago dan Cappello
15309 3 months ago Carol Pond
15308 3 months ago dan Cappello
15307 3 months ago dan Cappello
15306 3 months ago winthrop smith
15305 3 months ago JOYCE SHIFFRIN
15304 3 months ago Bryan Todd
15303 3 months ago Bryan Todd
15302 3 months ago Muhammad Kamal
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