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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All 6 battleground states have now certified Biden won. Official tally: Biden 306 electoral votes. Trump 232. Yet Trump continues to claim the election was "stolen." And Senate and House Republicans remain silent in shameful complicity.

In case you missed it, Amazon—headed by the richest man in the world—hired operatives from Pinkerton Detective Agency, best known for its union-busting in the 19th century, to investigate labor organizing in European warehouses. Bezos' unbridled greed never ceases to amaze me.

There are few things more shameful than a $7.25 minimum wage not budging in over a decade while billionaires add $1,000,000,000,000 to their wealth during the course of a pandemic.

Just 14-day window for McConnell and Pelosi to agree on COVID-19 relief. He must give up liability shield for businesses. She may have to give up state and local govt aid, for now. COVID cases soaring. UI claims increasing. We're going into another recession. Americans desperate.

If we can cancel trillions in taxes for a handful of billionaires we can cancel student loan debt for 45 million students.

Bipartisan group of senators offer $908 billion stimulus compromise. Details likely include: $300/week UI $300B for PPP $250B for state & local Temporary liability shield $50B for health/vaccine distribution Nowhere near what is needed, but it's a step.

Here's an idea: How about we close the tax loopholes that the DeVos family uses for their yachts to help fund tuition-free college?

Today Mitch McConnell nixed the Covid compromise. How did we get to the point where one senator can single-handedly thwart assistance that's desperately needed by tens of millions of Americans in the worst public health crisis in a century and the worst economy since the 1930s?


Your reminder that tear gas is a chemical weapon banned in war.

RT if you want to see Congress pass legislation prohibiting the use of tear gas in the U.S.

I don't know who needs to hear this, but refusing to disclose the corporations receiving $500,000,000,000 in taxpayer-funded bailouts is just about as corrupt as it gets.

Shh don’t tell the Republicans, but at Walter Reed they have socialized medicine.

So let me get this straight: Black Lives Matter protesters are tear gassed for protesting the murder of George Floyd, but MAGA protesters are left alone for bringing AR-15s inside state capitols?

American taxpayers spend $107,575,000,000 more on police than public housing. Pass it on.

Donald Trump isn’t alone. The richest 1% of Americans is responsible for 70% of all unpaid taxes.

No industry -- not airlines, not hotels, not cruise ships -- should be bailed out. They can stay in business by borrowing at rock-bottom rates, using their assets as collateral. Taxpayer money should be used to bail out people, not corporations.

Where is Congress? Where is the Supreme Court? Where are the mayors and governors? Living former presidents? Where are the university presidents, foundation heads, religious leaders, corporate leaders, union heads, editors and publishers? All must stand up to Trump’s madness.

More peaceful protestors and journalists have been jailed in the past week than all the bankers who were jailed for fraud during the financial collapse.