Robert Reich (@RBReich )

Robert Reich

Bio Berkeley prof, former Sec. of Lab. @InequalityMedia. Movies Saving Capitalism & Inequality for All on Netflix. Books: The Common Good, Saving Capitalism,etc
Location Berkeley, CA
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iPhone : A handful of very wealthy billionaires and some competition-crushing behemoths have a stranglehold on our economy. Robert Reich explains what we need to do about it.

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Twitter Web App : For decades, Republicans in Washington have had only one goal when they gain power: Cuts taxes for the wealthy and corporations, while boosting military spending.

It’s a one-two punch that explodes the deficit just in time for another economic collapse.

Twitter Media Studio : I keep hearing Republicans in Congress blame Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid for the growing federal deficit. Rubbish. Our video explains the truth about the deficit that Trump and Republicans dont want you to know.

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Twitter Web App : The President of the United States rolled back energy-efficiency standards, a major policy decision, just because he thinks certain lightbulbs make him look orange.

Let that sink in.

Twitter Web App : Since the Reagan administration, Republicans have made the same tired arguments that tax cuts will boost economic growth and pay for themselves.

And every time it has proven to be pure fantasy designed to enrich the party's wealthy donors at the expense of the American people.

iPhone : According to the President of the United States:

—Light bulbs make him look orange
—Windmills cause cancer
—F-35s are invisible

These are the ravings of a madman, not someone who is fit to occupy the Oval Office.

iPhone : The Odessa killer was denied a gun because he failed a background check.

But it didn’t matter. Because there are thousands of guns for sale by private sellers with no check.

The killer knew this. So he got a gun easily.

Little secret: this happens HUNDREDS OF TIMES EVERY DAY.

Twitter Web App : Net worth of 15 richest Americans today: $942.5 billion

Net worth of 15 richest Americans if Warren's tax plan had been instituted in 1982: $434 billion

This. Is. Not. Radical.

What’s radical is a single family making more in a minute than most families make in a year.

Twitter Web App : Felicity Huffman and her husband have a combined net worth of $45 million.

A $30K fine is chump change for them.…

Twitter Web App : Felicity Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days in jail. Last week, the Manhattan DA recommended 30 days jail for stealing a loaf of bread. A few months ago, Manhattan DA recommended one year jail for a man who stole cough syrup and toothpaste from a Duane Reade. #injustice

Twitter Web App : The question shouldn't be who won the Dem debate tonight. Relative to the current occupant of the Oval Office, every one of them was a winner.

Twitter Web App : On the environment, Dems must come up with something better than "I'll reverse the awful things Trump is doing."