3/15/2010--Seattle, WA, USA..Members of the AFL-CIO, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), AARP and other activists from 'Fuse Washington' gather outside the Chase Bank branch at 2nd Ave and Union in downtown Seattle. The bank is in the former Washington Mutual (WAMU) building. WAMU collapsed in 2008 and was bought out by Chase. ..Protesters support a Washington State bill that would end a tax exemption for the largest banks that allows them not to pay taxes on interest earned from first mortgages. The exemption was made 40 years ago to help Washington-based national banks compete for mortgage business with out-of-state rivals, but the banking market has changed. The change would bring in an estimated $67 million more in tax revenues for the state...©2010 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.