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#OccupySetup: Dems Introduce “Steal From The Rich, Give To The Poor” Tax Act
Let’s put this into some context, shall we? For nearly two months, America has watch the violence-laden, union-sponsored, carnival-like freak show of the #OccupyWallSt movement push its Neo-Communist agenda. Then, the day that union boss Richard Trumka heads over to Cannes, an #OccupyWallSt-union brigade of protesters expose the movement’s hidden agenda by announcing they will be taking their angry protests outside the Treasury Department to demand the so-called “Robin Hood Tax,” Democrats in the House and Senate introduce a bill to pass said tax:
This week, a bill was introduced that would impose a new tax on certain trading transactions in financial markets. The tax – which is aimed at the wealthy – is already being called the “Robin Hood Tax” and is part of H.R. 3313, sponsored by Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR). Twelve co-sponsors in the House have signed onto the bill so far: Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR); Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA); Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI); Rep. Donna F. Edwards (D-MD); Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA); Rep. Maurice D. Hinchey (D-NY); Rep. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hi); Rep. Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (D-GA); Rep. John P. Sarbanes (D-MD); Rep. Louise McIntosh Slaughter (D-NY); Rep. Betty Sutton (D-OH) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT). Nope, those Ds aren’t typos. All of the sponsors of the bill are Democrats.
According to the AFL-CIO blog:
The day before participants at demonstrations in Washington, D.C., Cannes, France, Los Angeles and San Francisco will call on Congress and global leaders to adopt a small “Robin Hood” tax (financial speculation tax) to create jobs, bills were introduced in the U.S. House and Senate to adopt such a tax.
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) introduced the Wall Street Trading and Speculators Tax Act that would assess a financial speculation tax of .03 percent. The European Commission is proposing .10 percent, on trading in stocks and bonds. In a statement this afternoon, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who is in Cannes for the G-20 summit of the world’s top economies, says…
And, of course, there’s this:
This idea invoking the name of Robin has been around for awhile… October 29th is the eve of the G20 Leaders Summit in France. #Occupy originator Adbusters wants its followers to “rise up and demand that our G20 leaders immediately impose a 1 percent ROBIN HOOD tax on all financial transactions and currency trades.”
Now, if one didn’t believe in coincidences, one might be goaded into believing that the entire #OccupyWallStreet movement is nothing more than a Democrat-Union conspiracy and that a lot of people might have been set up (suckered?). And, if that’s the case, then might that not make the whole #OWS agenda not just wrong, but evil too?
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776
Cross-posted on LaborUnionReport.com