Residents, members of state nurses union call on lawmakers to tax Wall Street to pull country out of recession

Holly Klaft, Jackson Citizen Patriot, September 1, 2011 Blaming the financial industry for the economic downturn, local residents and members of a statewide nurses union are calling on lawmakers to tax Wall Street to help pull the country out of recession. The Michigan Nurses Association hosted a soup kitchen Thursday at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 120 North Jackson Street, as part of a “Day of Action” that included similar events statewide and nationwide. About 20 people dined on soup and sandwiches during the event, while the association promoted a plan to put a less than 1 percent sales tax on Wall Street transactions ... Residents