Groups Send ‘Robin Hood’ To DC To Promote New Wall St. Tax

A variety of activist, labor and other groups, banded together under the Robin Hood Tax Campaign umbrella, sent “Robin Hood” to Washington Thursday to promote passage of a new sales tax on financial transactions which is in place in more than 40 other countries. The stunt comes as Americans want Republicans to give up more ground than Democrats in the debate over the coming so-called fiscal cliff. Robin Hood attempted to deliver his resume this morning to the Treasury Department to apply for the position of “Secretary of Treasury, United States of America.” The position is currently held by Secretary Timothy Geithner, who is leaving the post as President Obama’s second term begins.  Blocked from submitting his resume, “Robin” spoke … Continue reading

For Women’s Day, Democratic Senators Push John Boehner To Quit Birth Control Fight

In observance of International Women’s Day, all 12 Democratic women senators sent a letter Thursday to House Speaker John Boehner calling on him to rescind his pledge to push forward with efforts to restrict women’s access to contraception after the Blunt amendment was defeated in the Senate. The senators’ letter comes in the wake of Boehner’s public pledge to continue efforts to limit birth control access in the House, where a similar version of the Blunt amendment has over 200 co-sponsors. “Women are tired of being targets for a political strategy that endangers their health care and they want it to stop,” the senators’ letter says. “It’s time for you to put an end to the attacks on women’s health … Continue reading