Robert Reich

Robert Reich

Berkeley prof, former Sec. of Lab. @InequalityMedia. Movies "Saving Capitalism" & "Inequality for All" on Netflix. Books: The Common Good, Saving Capitalism,etc

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I don't know who needs to hear this, but our odds of beating Trump are best with @elizabethfo @BernieSandersrma or — not some billionaire-backed milquetoast moderate.

Shame on Senate Republicans for refusing to take up a vote on the #SaveThe Internet Act. Corporate control over the Internet will trample innovation and jeopardize the free exchange of ideas. We must keep up the fight for #NetNeutrality .

Your daily reminder that there's already more than enough evidence to impeach this lawless president.

The number of working poor in America is increasing. The number of non-working rich – heirs to vast fortunes – is also increasing. Signs of how distorted our system is becoming.

Since 1970: — Incomes of the top 1% of Americans: ⬆️$800,000 — Incomes of the top 0.1%: ⬆️$4,000,000 — Incomes of the top 0.01%: ⬆️$20,000,000 Meanwhile, incomes of the bottom 50%: ⬆️$8,000 — Tax — The — Rich

The President of the United States was court ordered to pay $2 million in damages for illegally misusing his charity funds to buy paintings of himself, pay his businesses' legal bills, and fund his presidential campaign... ...and it's not even the top news story of the day.

It's been two years since Trump's signature economic initiative — a giant tax cut for billionaires and corporations. He promised it would spur economic growth and boost the middle class. Here's what it did instead:

How about instead of a Space Force we keep 700,000 hungry families on food stamps and provide health care for all?


Walmart has offered its employees a 15 percent store discount instead of holiday pay this year. At the same time, the company is saving an estimated $2.2B a year thanks to the Trump tax cuts. America has socialism for the rich, cold, hard capitalism for everyone else.

Trump's proposed cuts to food stamps would affect: - 400,000 people in Texas - 328,000 in Florida - 225,000 in Pennsylvania - 176,000 in Washington State - 165,000 in Michigan - 118,000 in Wisconsin - 97,000 in GeorgiaPass it on.

Jeff Bezos' D.C. mansion will have: — 2 elevators — 25 bathrooms — 1,006 light fixtures — A full movie theater Amazon's Whole Foods cut health benefits for part-time workers less than 2 months ago. Tax the rich.

Things the GOP has money for: — $115M for Trump’s golf habit — $28B in farm bailouts — $1.9T in tax cuts for the wealthy & corporations Things the GOP can't seem to afford: — Keeping 700K needy families on food stamps — Relieving student debt — Providing health care for all

So let me get this straight: we can afford a $1.9T tax cut for the wealthy and corporations, but can’t afford $5.5B to make sure 700,000 Americans on SNAP don’t go hungry.

What do these corporations have in common? Amazon Chevron Eli Lilly Halliburton General Motors Honeywell Duke Energy Deere Aramark CMS Energy Occidental Petroleum Netflix IBM Kinder MorganDevon Energy ... they avoided all federal income taxes last year.

The President of the United States has been fined $2 million for misusing his charity to further his business and political interests...and within 48hrs it’s barely news. This is how far we’ve fallen.

So let me get this straight: Declaring Election Day a national holiday would be a "power grab," but declaring a national emergency over a manufactured crisis is totally fine?