"O Stock Exchange" and Other Christmas Carol Protest Songs
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
'O Stock Exchange, O Stock Exchange, how greedy are your brokers?' That was just one of several protest Christmas Carols that a group of low income New Yorkers sang on Wall Street today. The group wants financial firms to pay a tax on all stock transfers, so that the money can be used to fund job programs in struggling neighborhoods with high unemployment rates. They say a stock transfer tax has been proposed by both the House and the Senate.
Here is their version of O Christmas Tree:
Here is their version of Jingle Bells:
Here is their version of Deck the Halls: