Campaigns, Politics

Mark Ruffalo joins “Call for a Tax” in Wall Street

The push to tax Wall Street is getting some star power. Mark Ruffalo takes on Wall Street earthlings in a new video calling for a tax on financial transactions.

The video, financed by several advocacy groups, supports a proposed “Robin Hood tax,” a levy of less than half of 1 percent on every Wall Street trade, being billed as a way to raise hundreds of billions of dollars to help reduce the federal deficit. The video’s release on Tuesday coincides with a series of demonstrations in cities like New York and Washington.

Mark, who also is an advocate for environmental causes, opens the video by altering a dollar bill, drawing a Robin Hood cap and mask on the face of George Washington, as a symbol for the campaign. Chris Martin, the singer of Coldplay, and Tom Morello, of Rage Against the Machine, also make appearances.

(via NY Times)