ST. LOUIS - "We are here to help create a climate where the denial of workers' rights will not be tolerated," Joan Suarez, co-chair of the St. Louis Jobs with Justice Workers' Rights Board, said as she convened a public hearing at City Hall here on Oct. 28.
"With the financial transaction tax we can raise the revenue we need and discourage excessive speculation on Wall Street."
Right-wing Republicans in the Missouri legislature and their main financial supporter, libertarian billionaire Rex Sinquefield, suffered a stinging defeat.
Robin Hood and his merry men and women are demanding a tax on the 1 percent next week on the second anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.
What do you call a proposal that breaks promises to city workers, destroys their family's hard-earned retirement security, lowers the city's tax base and harms our fragile economy?
They came to deliver a message to the School Reform Commission (SRC), the mayor and governor: "Restore funding for Philadelphia schools!"
As his company hordes $102 billion in overseas profits on which it has paid no taxes, Apple's CEO, Tom Cook, is asking the Senate for lower corporate tax rates.
Last year CEOs received an average $12.3 million while the average worker took home around $34, 645.
Our nation's tax experts no longer think about taxes as a tool for combating our "undue concentration of wealth." They see taxes as a matter of raising revenue.
General Electric avoided $35.7 billion in U.S. taxes by putting $102 billion in 2010 profits in "at least 14" tax havens in Bermuda, Singapore and Luxembourg.