Tax Wall Street -- for Jobs!


What better way to finance good green jobs for millions of unemployed Americans than to tax the Wall Street juggernaut that created this economic disaster in the first place?

That’s not just a good idea -- it could be the law. The “21st Century Full Employment & Training Act” (H.R. 870), just introduced by Congressman John Conyers, is a brilliant legislative remedy for two ills that afflict our society -- massive unemployment and speculative profiteering that keeps widening the gap between the rich and the rest of us.

The law would make the Wall Street speculators behind the economic disaster pony up to create jobs: whether teaching children, making homes energy efficient, caring for the sick or rebuilding neighborhoods.

The 21st Century Full Employment & Training Act is an idea that will work for all of us. Please sign this letter to your representative.  And pass this message along to your friends.

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Here's the message we'll send:

I am writing to ask you to support H.R. 870, the “Humphrey-Hawkins 21st Century Full Employment & Training Act.” Americans need jobs, and a modest transaction tax on Wall Street is a reasonable way to accomplish this -- without adding to the deficit. Please become a co-sponsor and advocate for this approach to solving unemployment and promoting economic fairness.
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Sign here and we will deliver your message to the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which has the potential to be a major force to Tax Wall Street -- for Jobs.

**Thanks to the Wisconsin AFL-CIO for the image above.