#OccupySetup: Democrats Introduce The “Steal From The Rich, Give To The Poor” Tax Act


Let’s put this into some context, shall we? For nearly two months, America has watch the violence-laden, union-sponsored, carnival-like freak show of the #OccupyWallSt movement push its Neo-Communist agenda. Then, the day that union boss Richard Trumka heads over to Cannes, an #OccupyWallSt-union brigade of protesters expose the movement’s hidden agenda by announcing they will be taking their angry protests outside the Treasury Department todemand the so-called “Robin Hood Tax,” Democrats in the House and Senate introduce a bill to pass said tax:

This week, a bill was introduced that would impose a new tax on certain trading transactions in financial markets. The tax – which is aimed at the wealthy – is already being called the “Robin Hood Tax” and is part of H.R. 3313, sponsored by Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR). Twelve co-sponsors in the House have signed onto the bill so far: Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR); Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA); Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI); Rep. Donna F. Edwards (D-MD); Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA); Rep. Maurice D. Hinchey (D-NY); Rep. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hi); Rep. Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (D-GA); Rep. John P. Sarbanes (D-MD); Rep. Louise McIntosh Slaughter (D-NY); Rep. Betty Sutton (D-OH) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT). Nope, those Ds aren’t typos. All of the sponsors of the bill are Democrats.

According to the AFL-CIO blog:

The day before participants at demonstrations in Washington, D.C., Cannes, France, Los Angeles and San Francisco will call on Congress and global leaders to adopt a small “Robin Hood” tax (financial speculation tax) to create jobs, bills were introduced in the U.S. House and Senate to adopt such a tax.

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) introduced the Wall Street Trading and Speculators Tax Act that would assess a financial speculation tax of .03 percent. The European Commission is proposing .10 percent, on trading in stocks and bonds. In a statement this afternoon, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who is in Cannes for the G-20 summit of the world’s top economies, says…

And, of course, there’s this:

This idea invoking the name of Robin has been around for awhile… October 29th is the eve of the G20 Leaders Summit in France. #Occupy originator Adbusters wants its followers to “rise up and demand that our G20 leaders immediately impose a 1 percent ROBIN HOOD tax on all financial transactions and currency trades.”

Now, if one didn’t believe in coincidences, one might be goaded into believing that the entire #OccupyWallStreet movement is nothing more than a Democrat-Union conspiracy and that a lot of people might have been set up (suckered?). And, if that’s the case, then might that not make the whole #OWS agenda not just wrong, but evil too?

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