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« on: February 12, 2010, 10:09:50 AM »

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Goldman Sachs accused of rigging 'Robin Hood tax' vote
(AFP) 2 hours ago

LONDON Goldman Sachs came under attack from online campaigners on Friday over allegations that one of its computers was used to rig a vote on the imposition of a so-called "Robin Hood tax" on bankers.

The Robinhood Tax campaign claimed that one of the two computers used to spam the Internet poll with "no" votes on Thursday, belonged to the investment bank.

Technical staff for the Robinhoodtax.org.uk said that the website registered more than 4,600 negative votes over a 20-minute period starting at 3.41pm.

The number of "no" votes jumped from 1,400 to 6000 before the site's security was tightened.

A Goldman spokesman said the bank had "just received this information and is investigating fully."

The online campaign -- calling for the introduction of 0.05 percent tax on banking transactions -- has garnered considerable celebrity backing, including Four Weddings and a Funeral writer Richard Curtis and Love Actually actor Bill Nighy.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hGQaB5RI4i4V94sAUlm9TuFY9mXQ

Can you imagine the future of American when absentee and cemetery votes may be cast over the internet?

What happened to integrity and the vote?
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2010, 10:12:00 AM »

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Goldman Sachs, Goldman Sachs, clicking in the votes?

Public appears to take on role of Sheriff of Nottingham in 'Robin Hood' tax poll but should foul play be suspected?

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After a bit more investigation, though, the unlikely backlash against the rob-the-rich plan almost 5,000 no votes against the Robin Hood tax within 20 minutes turned out to emanate from just two computer servers, one of which was registered to the investment bank Goldman Sachs.

Supporters of a "Tobin tax", including churches, trade unions and charities, projected a giant slogan on the side of the Bank of England in Threadneedle Street earlier this week, urging the public to join the campaign for a small tax on every trade in financial markets, from share deals to foreign exchange transactions. They say this could raise tens of billions of pounds to tackle poverty and climate change abroad, and prevent savage public spending cuts at home as the government struggles to pay for the bank bailouts.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/feb/11/goldman-sachs-tobin-tax

Does this mean that big socialist governments DO NOT help the poor?  Eliminate poverty?

The poor are still with us, despite 75% confiscation of wages?
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