Blog: Financial transaction tax
Rep. Ellison joined CNBC's Power Lunch to discuss high frequenct trading and the financial transaction tax in his Inclusive Prosperity Act (The Robin Hood Tax). Watch the full clip and read the transcript below:
Robin Hood’s hearty supporters stood in below-freezing weather outside of Rep. Danny Davis’ office in Chicago, Ill. today to remind him of the pledge he made and later abandoned.
In 2012, Rep. Davis signed the Robin Hood Tax campaign’s “What Side Are You On?” pledge and cosponsored the Robin Hood Tax bill, H.R. 1579. In 2013, he withdrew that support, citing pressure from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Board of...
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