A tax on Wall Street speculation will not only make public colleges and universities tuition-free, it will substantially lower interest rates on college debt.
Proposals for getting Chicago's finances back on track without unconstitutional grabs at retiree pensions, cuts to vital services, and toxic bank fees.
When House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary bid for re-election, he wasted no time cashing in on new opportunities.
"With the financial transaction tax we can raise the revenue we need and discourage excessive speculation on Wall Street."
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.
"The one percent is getting wealthier; the 99 is not. We need jobs, not cuts to social services and Medicare."
A sneak attack against financial re-regulation - undoing the reforms imposed on Wall Street and similar finaglers after the 2008 crash - is underway on Capitol Hill.
One has to ask if Wall Street has learned anything at all. But then again: why would they?
Nearly 1,000 rank-and-file workers and others marched on the Port of Portland, Ore., to shut down "Wall Street on the Waterfront."
Elizabeth Warren's campaign to defeat tea-party darling Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., has surged to frontrunner status.