Bankers Could Be Heroes — And Even Stop Floods! reports Bill Nighy at the UK Guardian, by adopting a teeny weeny tax (0.05%) on speculative banking. The Financial Transaction Tax (aka the Robin Hood Tax) could potentially raise over $30 billion in funds yearly in the UK alone to address poverty and climate change. It has widespread support from over 1000 economists, senior financiers, Bill Gates, the Vatican, and people across the UK and Europe. As it is, reports Sophie Yeo at Responding To Climate Change, France and Germany want to launch such a tax along with 9 other European nations by May 2014. Now imagine what the US could do if it followed their example…
Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.
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The following British youtuber, The Banker, played by “State of Play” star Bill Nighy, is deadpan hilarious: a banker squirms, downplaying how a tiny tax on financial speculations could produce over $100 billion in funds to address poverty and climate change. See its equally hilarious sequel, set in 2024, as well — Both are must-sees!! Screen capture, Mary Ellen Harte