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    Mark Ruffalo and Tom Morello launch Robin Hood tax plan to outlaw Wall Street excess

    Actor Mark Ruffalo and Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello have launched a new US campaign for a “Robin Hood tax”, a small levy on Wall Street transactions that organisers say could generate hundred of billions of dollars a year.The campaign, backed by National Nurses United, the largest nursing union in the US, has already launched in 14 countries, including the UK, France and Germany.
    Organisers of the campaign, which also features Coldplay singer Chris Martin, are calling for a tax of “less than half of 1%” on Wall Street transactions, which they say would not affect most Americans’ financial activity.

    A video released to coincide with the launch encourages supporters to take a $1 bill and draw a Robin Hood-style hat on George Washington’s head along with a mask over his eyes “because the government is robbing our people at this particular point”.



    Read more @: Mark Ruffalo and Tom Morello launch Robin Hood tax plan to outlaw Wall Street excess | The Raw Story
    Video @: Introducing the Robin Hood Tax - YouTube

    I can get behind this idea. Seems like some common sense stuff...

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    Re: Mark Ruffalo and Tom Morello launch Robin Hood tax plan to outlaw Wall Street exc

    Thoughts? Sure. While Robin Hood is a fictional character with a number of stories and even more varieties of adaptations of those stories over the year, Robin Hood's chief enemy was the state. In many (most?) versions of the story he attacks tax collectors and returns the money to the people.

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    So, Tom Morello and Chris Martin can't even make good music any more, AND we're still supposed to give a poopy about their political views??? Me thinks that they need to focus a lot more of their attention on their day jobs, and entertain us like the modern day jesters that they are. And who the F is Mark Ruffalo???
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    Re: Mark Ruffalo and Tom Morello launch Robin Hood tax plan to outlaw Wall Street exc

    Outlawing Wall Street excess sure would piss off a lot of Obama's and other democrats wealthiest campaign contributors. And since the '99%' are mere whores for the democrats and will be voting for them anyway, it would probably be best if they hold off on launching this idea til after the election. Far too much potential to confuse all the mindless little puppets.

    Orrr...maybe we should just go to the videos...


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    Re: Mark Ruffalo and Tom Morello launch Robin Hood tax plan to outlaw Wall Street exc

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Outlawing Wall Street excess sure would piss off a lot of Obama's and other democrats wealthiest campaign contributors. And since the '99%' are mere whores for the democrats and will be voting for them anyway, it would probably be best if they hold off on launching this idea til after the election. Far too much potential to confuse all the mindless little puppets.

    Orrr...maybe we should just go to the videos...

    Let's do it. What do you want to argue about? I got this.
    Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.

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    Re: Mark Ruffalo and Tom Morello launch Robin Hood tax plan to outlaw Wall Street exc

    They need to make one of these laws for the excess pay of Hollywood actors and musicians

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    Re: Mark Ruffalo and Tom Morello launch Robin Hood tax plan to outlaw Wall Street exc

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Let's do it. What do you want to argue about? I got this.
    You 'got' precisely jack and ****. And nothing else. Who did you vote for? Who will you be voting for? Who will the Unions that support these morons be voting for? Who was the biggest recipient of banker broker cash in 2008? How much of his personal money does Obama have tied up in those investment accounts...or all those other rich democrats (politicians, entertainers, etc) that reaaaallly reaaaallly really gosh wish the government took more darnitall. 99% of the 99% ers dont even know what the **** they are protesting, let alone what they stand for.

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    Re: Mark Ruffalo and Tom Morello launch Robin Hood tax plan to outlaw Wall Street exc

    I actually read the article. Great idea! In fact, it would work well. Who loses in this? I mean they are talking less than a 1% tax.

    What I find extremely interesting is those opposed have either not read the OP and/or don't know what it proposes. We aren't getting any cogent argument from those "opposed". Nothing, zip, nada.

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    Re: Mark Ruffalo and Tom Morello launch Robin Hood tax plan to outlaw Wall Street exc

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    I actually read the article. Great idea! In fact, it would work well. Who loses in this? I mean they are talking less than a 1% tax.

    What I find extremely interesting is those opposed have either not read the OP and/or don't know what it proposes. We aren't getting any cogent argument from those "opposed". Nothing, zip, nada.
    Lets start with who is/should be proposing what. An actor (fairly wealthy I might add) and a musician (perhaps less, depending on how their contract was created...and say...I wonder if they have any investments...) have precisely the same role in 'proposals' as Babs in the White House. Now...should they get democrats to buy in...awesome...now we actually have something to 'debate'.

    Perhaps the opposition comes from the continued mindset that the answer to the worlds ills is ALWAYS take from someone else. What precisely makes these people...or you for that matter...think you have or SHOULD have the right to impose more taxes on other peoples wealth? Now...dont get me worng...I believe there HAS to be an increase in taxes and that means the wealthy are going to have to pay more...not because it is the right thing to do or 'fair', but rather purely out of survival. But the beginning with liberals ALWAYS starets with raise taxes and that is why we are so continually screwed. You have to start with mandated cuts, spending decreases, a legislated plan to pay down the debt, and turning over social services to states. THEN and only then you legislate and sundown tax increases that by mandate expire in...say...10 years.

    Why dont we take proposals like this seriously? Because Congress...both house and senate and both parties (you know...the guys who are actually supposed to be doing this) cant so much as agree on DEFICIT (not debt) decreases over a 10 year span. And you think it is a good idea to give them MORE taxes.

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    Re: Mark Ruffalo and Tom Morello launch Robin Hood tax plan to outlaw Wall Street exc

    Why just pick on Wall Street transactions. Lets expand to include the entertainment industry. Anyone making over $250,00 a year would pay the 50c per $100 earned. Isn't paying an some actors over $750,000 per episode excessive? Lets also include sports. Is it really fair someone can earn millions of dollars a year playing a game? They also should pay more.

    the feds can't balance their checkbook. they can't seem to control spending. Why in the world would someone thing giving them more money would help solve our debt? Until both parties can show fiscal responsibilities giving them more money is a bad idea. Many of us have to live within our means. Congress and President need to do the same.

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