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Nurses Rally to Tax Wall Street

Local nurses rallied today in support of a national call for a half-cent tax on stock and bond sales and other financial transactions. The new revenue would restore jobs and help fix the economy. Members of the California Nurses Association and National Nurses United say the billions raised could ease financial strains on working families. Nurse Michael Jackson, who works in the UCSD Medical System, said the impact of a poor economy is readily seen in crowded emergency rooms and in a reluctance by many San Diegans to seek care.