We’re Angry

Wall Street and the big banks are devouring this country’s wealth – feasting on our jobs, our benefits and our pensions. We see it at the bargaining table, in bad trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, in anti-worker legislation in state capitals, and in the corrupt campaign finance system that makes sure that the voices of the billionaire class are the only voices that are heard in our democracy.

We’re Taking On Wall Street and the Big Banks

Millions of Americans — Democrats, Republicans and Independents — are starting to wake up to what has been going on and who are ready to take on Wall Street and the big banks.


Too-big-to-fail banks put the economy in jeopardy, but they have only gotten bigger since the Great Recession. Today, the five biggest banks are over 30 percent bigger than they were before the crash.

A 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act would make banks smaller by separating Wall Street trading and securities dealing from regular banking. It would also keep the banks we depend on for every day business—and back up with government support—out of high risk Wall Street activities.

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Pass The
Wall Street Speculation Tax

A Wall Street Speculation Tax would help stop wasteful and risky high-frequency trading. This kind of trading brings benefits to Wall Street institutions but creates market instability and adds nothing to the wider economy.

A very small tax on this kind of trading could raise hundreds of billions of dollars over the next decade—enough to address all kinds of social problems, ranging from education to infrastructure.

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Get Big Money
Out of Politics

Big money in the political system has a corrosive effect on our democracy. Corporations and the super-rich spend billions each year to influence elections and shape legislation.

It’s time for common sense legislation that puts reasonable limits on political spending and increases the power of small contributions that regular Americans can afford to give. Everyone should have an equal voice in our political system.

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Make Fund Managers
Pay Their Fair Share

The “carried interest” loophole allows hedge fund and private equity fund managers to claim part of what is really salary income as capital gains instead, and as a result pay about 20% in taxes instead of the 39.6% they otherwise should.

The carried interest loophole costs us at least $1.5 billion per year—real money that can be used to help families devastated by the recession that resulted from risky gambling and wrongdoing on Wall Street.

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End Tax Exemption For
Huge CEO Bonuses

Corporations are avoiding paying taxes on multi-million dollar bonuses paid to their CEOs by linking the massive bonuses to “performance.” This loophole encourages inflated payments to a few top executives, usually in stock shares, and increases the CEO-to-worker pay gap.

It’s a big problem with a straightforward solution: bonuses need to also be treated as salary, subject to the $1 million cap on tax deductibility.

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Take Action

Tell Congress that it’s time to take on Wall Street and the Big Banks
by passing legislation to make our financial system safer and to return power to working families.

Note: Before you submit your letter, you may need to provide additional information required by your Senator or Representative’s office.
If you are asked for a topic, you can select a topic related to banking and finance or simply choose “other.”

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