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”.
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Video @: Introducing the Robin Hood Tax - YouTube
I can get behind this idea. Seems like some common sense stuff...