In nationwide actions, nurses demand transaction on Wall Street tax to repair country
“It’s time for Wall Street financiers, who created this crisis and continue to hold so much of the nation’s wealth, to start contributing to rebuild this country, and for the American people to reclaim our future,” NNU Executive Director Rose Ann DeMoro said.
The union sent all 535 members of the House and Senate a certified letter last week asking them to “take the pledge” to help
NNU has 170,000 members, including 75,000 in
“People are suffering from poor nutrition, the loss of homes or shelter or the loss of retirement security. ... Wall Street bailouts did absolutely nothing for main street," NNU Vice President Zenei Cortez told supporters at the one-day
Of the 100 highest paid U.S. corporate chief executives, 25 took home more in CEO pay than their company paid Uncle Sam in 2010 federal corporate income taxes, the Institute for Policy Studies revealed in a new study this week (as reported by In These Times here).
According to the report, “Employment levels have barely rebounded from their recessionary lows. Top executive pay levels, by contrast, have rebounded nearly all the way back from their pre-recession levels.
This contrast shows up starkly in the 2010 ratio between average worker and average CEO compensation. In 2009, we calculate, major corporate CEOs took home 263 times the pay of