The States may not have a formal campaign but it does have a lot of merry folk working for taxes on the financial sector. They come from unions, think tanks and groups that focus on the environment, international health, consumer protection and financial reform.
The message is simple – it’s time for Wall Street to give back to Main Street. After the bank bailout, the government now needs a lot of money to deal with a huge budget deficit and to help meet the USA’s commitments on aid and climate finance. And the banks can afford to help out
After the midterm election, supportive groups are now focusing on getting their message about a tax on the banks across all corners of the country from the public and the media right up to Congress and the White House administration.