The U.S. Robin Hood Tax Campaign today applauded the introduction of a bill to establish a tax on Wall Street speculation. Introduced by Rep. Keith Ellison, HR 6411, the Inclusive Prosperity Act, would raise up to $350 billion in annual revenues to breathe new life into Main Street communities across America
Congressman Keith Ellison joined a roundtable discussion on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ to reflect on this past week’s events in the Middle East as well as America’s role abroad.
“We’re not broke,” Ellison says of the United States. “We’ve got plenty of money. It’s just not in the hands of the American people because the people with so much of the wealth bought lobbyists and influence to get loopholes for themselves so that they would not have to pay for the civilization that is America.”
Helen volunteers because she wants to help Keith be an advocate for people without a voice in politics. “It’s important for people to be involved in the political process. After all, the people we elect make decisions that have a direct impact on our lives,” she says.
“I am deeply disturbed by the attacks on our diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt. Four Americans have now been killed, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. My heart goes out to their families. They were brave public servants working tirelessly to improve relations with Egypt, Libya, and the rest of the world. This is a tragic loss.”