Nurses Lead Lobbying for 'Robin Hood Tax'

November 1, 2013

Spurred on by rousing speeches and favorable opinion polls, National Nurses United delegates led hundreds of activists into D.C. this week to lobby for a tax on financial transactions. The “Robin Hood Tax” would impose a tiny tax on each financial transaction—the buying and selling of stocks, bonds, derivatives and other financial instruments—and raise some $350 billion yearly that could be redirected to human needs.

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