"The nation’s largest labor union and some allied Democrats are pushing a new tax that would hit big Wall Street investment firms such as Goldman Sachs reaping billions of dollars in profits.
The AFL-CIO (no public option = no health care insurance reform), one of the Democratic Party’s most powerful allies, would
like to assess a small tax — about a tenth of a percent — on every
Thursday, September 3, 2009
As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.