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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15346 6 months ago Matthew Hoag
15345 1 year ago erin Yarrobino
15344 1 year 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 year ago Beverly Watrous
15342 1 year ago Michael Shoemaker
15341 1 year ago george otto
15340 1 year 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...
15339 1 year ago Michelle Hecker
15338 1 year ago Joyce Shiffrin
15337 1 year ago Joyce Shiffrin
15336 1 year ago Anonymous
15335 1 year ago William Cannon
15334 1 year ago George Otto
15333 1 year ago Marguerite J Galimitakis
15332 1 year ago Anonymous
15331 1 year 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.
15330 1 year ago Daniel Cronin-Hennessy
15329 1 year ago Gustavo Lopez
15328 1 year ago Nick Neuner
15327 1 year ago Carolyn Guidry
15326 1 year ago Anonymous
15325 1 year ago Todd Isakson
15324 1 year ago Donna Netusil
15323 1 year ago Joyce Shiffrin
15322 1 year 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...
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