National Nurses United and the AFL-CIO have been urging the White House to stop opposing a global financial transactions tax. It’s working.
Boulder votes against corporate personhood, and then they vote to replace their private power supplier with a municipal utility.
On the streets, at the Vatican, at the G-20, in Congress and in front of the US Treasury building: The call is rising for a financial transactions tax. It will get a lot louder in coming days.
America is not broke. But it has broken priorities. The Congressional Progressive Caucus has the right fix: save trillions, put Americans back to work and protect Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. How? End the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, tax millionaires, negotiate Medicare drug prices.
As a Democratic president bows to the GOP’s far right, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tells colleagues to vote their consciences. Half of House Democratic Caucus opposes Obama’s position.
The IMF warns that an international crisis looms, as Pelosi condemns Boehner for going “to the dark side.”