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H.R.4191 Let Wall Street Pay for the Restoration of Main Street Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Dec 03, 2009 Referred to House Budget

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  • 33% of users support H.R.4191

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    • On February 22, 2010, by sonicbum - BOOO! I didn't know that trading a stock in my non-retirement account made me a "Wall Street" man. Why does the entire United States (individuals, pension funds, muni gov's) put all their money in the stock market, and then blame that same system for not always "going up"? It's not supposed to! A solution would have been to have never bailed anyone out in the first place. I wonder what the sponsors voted on every single spending bill related to the recession that CAUSED the national debt they want us to pay back? If we really wanted to tax the "root cause" of the recession we would tax anyone who bought a house they couldn't afford the payments on, and the SEC staff that allowed mortgage back security's that were allowed to be so obscure to the buyer.

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      As noted by sonicbum, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 22, 2010, "BOOO! I didn't know that trading a stock in my non-retirement account made me a "Wall Street" man. Why does the entire United States (individuals, pension funds, muni gov's) put all their money in the stock market, and then blame that same system for not always "going up"? It's not supposed to! A solution would have been to have never bailed anyone out in the first place. I wonder what the sponsors voted on every single spending bill related to the recession that CAUSED the national debt they want us to pay back? If we really wanted to tax the "root cause" of the recession we would tax anyone who bought a house they couldn't afford the payments on, and the SEC staff that allowed mortgage back security's that were allowed to be so obscure to the buyer."
    • On December 08, 2009, by jeremiah77494 - Can they be more blatantly socialist than this? Vote these Orwellian lunatics out of office, and out of our pockets.

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      As noted by jeremiah77494, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 08, 2009, "Can they be more blatantly socialist than this? Vote these Orwellian lunatics out of office, and out of our pockets."
    • On December 13, 2009, by SquawkBox - A more accurate title would seem to be "Let Main Street Pay for the Sins of Wall Street Act of 2009." Wall Street will only pay this tax in DeFazio's dreams. In reality, it will be paid by Main Street.

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      As noted by SquawkBox, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 13, 2009, "A more accurate title would seem to be "Let Main Street Pay for the Sins of Wall Street Act of 2009." Wall Street will only pay this tax in DeFazio's dreams. In reality, it will be paid by Main Street."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Is "Dumb Money" Coming Back to the US Stock Market? | EX-SKF - December 29, 2010 by EX-SKF - ... guest post (1); Gulf of Mexico oil spill (48); H.R. (1); H.R. 1207 (7); H.R. 3200 (12); H.R. 3269 (2); H.R. 3590 (1); H.R. 3962 (2); H.R. 4130 (1); H.R. 4173 (2); H.R.1207 (7); H.R.2346 (2); H.R.3200 (15); H.R.4191 (1); H1N1 (9) ...

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      As noted by EX-SKF on December 29, 2010, "... guest post (1); Gulf of Mexico oil spill (48); H.R. (1); H.R. 1207 (7); H.R. 3200 (12); H.R. 3269 (2); H.R. 3590 (1); H.R. 3962 (2); H.R. 4130 (1); H.R. 4173 (2); H.R.1207 (7); H.R.2346 (2); H.R.3200 (15); H.R.4191 (1); H1N1 (9) ..." (http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/2010/12/is-dumb-money-coming-back-to-us-stock.html)
    • Americans for Financial Reform » President Obama's Deficit ... - November 29, 2010 by Americans for Financial Reform - We support the proposals introduced in the House and the Senate by Representative Peter DeFazio and Senator Tom Harkin (HR 4191 and S 2927) that would designate such a tax for job creation and deficit reduction. These bills would exempt ...

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      As noted by Americans for Financial Reform on November 29, 2010, "We support the proposals introduced in the House and the Senate by Representative Peter DeFazio and Senator Tom Harkin (HR 4191 and S 2927) that would designate such a tax for job creation and deficit reduction. These bills would exempt ..." (http://ourfinancialsecurity.org/2010/11/president-obamas-deficit-commission-should-consider-speculation-tax/)
    • Arlene Goldbard » Blog Archive » Undigested Assumptions - November 23, 2010 by Arlene Goldbard - In a full year, “H.R. 4191: Let Wall Street Pay for the Restoration of Main Street Act of 2009″ has acquired a paltry 31 sponsors and been moved into committee, where it is permanently parked. Why aren't these realistic, ...

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      As noted by Arlene Goldbard on November 23, 2010, "In a full year, “H.R. 4191: Let Wall Street Pay for the Restoration of Main Street Act of 2009″ has acquired a paltry 31 sponsors and been moved into committee, where it is permanently parked. Why aren't these realistic, ..." (http://arlenegoldbard.com/2010/11/24/undigested-assumptions/)

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