Supporters Rally for 'Robin Hood Tax'
Green-capped activists rallied today in San Francisco for what they're calling a "Robin Hood Tax" on financial transactions.
Supporters say a one-half percent tax on the sale of stocks, bonds, currency and derivatives could limit speculation in the financial markets and raise billions of dollars in revenue.
Martha Kuhl, a nurse at Children's Hospital in Oakland, joined colleagues at today's rally in front of the JPMorgan Chase building in San Francisco.
“We're nurses,” says Kuhl, “and we see every day that patients aren't getting the healthcare they need. That there are cutbacks in essential public services like healthcare, like fire, like police, like libraries.”
Similar rallies were held across the U.S.