Michigan Nurses Call For A “Healing Tax” On Wall Street

Public News Service, September 2, 2011 Lansing - Nurses who are trained to heal the sick say financial politics and policies are behind some of the nation's ills.

 Nurses from across the state gathered outside the offices of several Michigan congressmen Thursday, calling for them to support a tax on financial transactions. The Michigan Nurses Association, which is behind the movement, wants Congress to impose a half-cent levy on financial transactions involving stocks, bonds, currency trading and derivatives. 

In the wake of the financial crisis and the Wall Street bailout, says John Karebian, the association's executive director, it's time for the nation's financial institutions ... Michigan