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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It is a travesty that the allegations against Kavanaugh weren't fully vetted before he was confirmed. Let us never forget that this sham was exactly what Trump and McConnell wanted.

He also thinks lightbulbs account for his orange hue.

It happens at midnight tonight. 50,000 workers. The first GM strike in more than a decade. GM has been laying off tens of thousands of workers. Its CEO raked in more than $20 million last year.

Where are the American people on the issues? 72% want to expand Social Security 70% want M4A 65% want jobs guarantee 64% want to legalize marijuana 58% want $15/hr 57% want to break up Big Banks I repeat: This is NOT a radical agenda. It's the will of the people.

In 1965, the CEOs of America’s largest corporations received 20 times the pay of their typical workers. In 2018, GM's CEO raked in $21.87 million. That's 281 times the average GM worker's pay.

So let me get this straight: GM barely pays any federal taxes, doles out massive executive bonuses, and receives big government contracts, but can't afford to pay its workers a fair wage with benefits?

I think we have to face the truth that no one seems to want to admit. We’re not simply dealing with an unusually large ego. The president of the United States is seriously, frighteningly, dangerously unstable. And he’s getting worse by the day.

Trump's trade war with China has already cost 300K American jobs. If the trade war goes on, it will cost 450K American jobs by the end of the year...and 900K by the end of 2020. So much for making America great again.

Remember when they said President Obama golfed too much?


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?

In Stockholm today an old man asked me “what has happened to your country? You pulled out of Paris climate accord, you let anyone have machine gun, your president spouts hate. The America of my youth won World War II and was a model to the rest of the world. What happened?”

Socialism is a scare word they've hurled at every advance the people have made. Socialism is what they called public power, social security, deposit insurance, and independent labor organizations. Socialism is their name for anything that helps all people. --Harry Truman, 1952

Members of the Trump administration who have used personal email to conduct official business: 1) Ivanka Trump 2) Jared Kushner 3) Steve Bannon 4) Stephen Miller 5) Reince Priebus 6) Gary Cohn The shameless hypocrisy of these people never ceases to amaze me.

Let me get this straight: Sears has $25 million laying around to pay out executives who ran the company into the ground, but doesn't have any money to give the thousands of workers they laid off severance pay?

Let me get this straight: a secretary of state running for governor can drop thousands of voters from the rolls, but counting every vote in a tight race is election fraud?

Mitch McConnell calls #HR1  a "power grab" because it would: 1) Begin to overturn Citizens United. 2) Establish Automatic Voter Registration. 3) Bolster anti-bribery laws. 4) Protect the Voting Rights Act. Yes. It's a "power grab" -- grabbing power back for the people.

Who really benefitted from Trump's tax cuts? Pfizer --> Donations to GOP: $16M Tax Cut Received: $39B GE--> Donations to GOP: $20M Tax Cut Received: $16B Chevron--> Donations to GOP: $13M Tax Cut Received: $9B It's socialism for the rich in exchange for campaign $$$

When he came for Barack Obama, Republicans were silent. When he came for undocumented immigrants, they were silent. When he came for a sitting member of Congress, they were silent. Their silence is enabling his hatred and bigotry.

How do these people sleep at night?