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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Account created 26-05-2010 23:17:10
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iPhone : This is how the system works:

1) Corporations demand lower taxes, claiming it will create jobs.

2) They lobby the President and Members of Congress with campaign cash.

3) They make billions in lower taxes, while not creating jobs or making new investments.

4) Repeat.

Twitter Web App : While Americans are being gunned down en masse in schools, stores, concerts, movie theaters and places of worship, an entire political party is committed to protecting gun company profits over protecting the public.

NRA campaign cash is fueling state-sponsored massacre.

Twitter Web App : From one boomer to another... that's not how this works. twitter.com/thehill/status…

Twitter Web App : Memo to Democrats:

Stop this absurdity. Begin to narrow the field. Raise the criteria for Democratic primary debates. twitter.com/NewsHour/statu…

Twitter Web App : A majority of Americans now think Trump should be impeached and removed from office.

America is awakening to the tyrant.

abcnews.go.com/Politics/70-am…

iPhone : This is how the system works:

1) Corporations demand lower taxes, claiming it will create jobs.

2) They lobby the President and Members of Congress with campaign cash.

3) They make billions in lower taxes, while not creating jobs or making new investments.

4) Repeat.

iPhone : The wealthy and corporations are panicked by Elizabeth Warren. But more insidious attacks on her proposed wealth tax are now emerging from sources that do not bear the direct imprimatur of the wealthy, including some presumably liberal enclaves.

theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

iPhone : Why do you suppose Bernie’s campaign and the huge enthusiasm it’s generating across America aren’t being covered by the New York Times or the Washington Post? twitter.com/BernieSanders/…

iPhone : The most profound threat to American democracy today is not from Russia or any other foreign power. It is from the President of the United States. twitter.com/kylegriffin1/s…

iPhone : As a result, FedEx paid zero taxes last year, but guess what? The promised “renaissance of capital investment” never happened. The Trump-Republican tax cut was a $2 trillion con on the American public, and windfall for FedEx and every other big corp. twitter.com/johnjharwood/s…

Twitter Web App : Bezos's $110 billion of wealth generates at least $6.6 billion a year in interest, dividends, and capital gains (assuming a very conservative 6 percent return). So his wealth would continue to grow even after paying Warren's tax. twitter.com/CNBC/status/11…

iPhone : America is watching.

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iPhone : Wayne LaPierre received a 57 percent raise in 2018, boosting his salary to over $2 million.

That same year there were 340 mass shootings in America.

Let that sink in.

iPhone : As CEO of the Gap, Art Peck made 1,000 times than his employees, pocketing $20 million a year.

At the same time, the company’s stock lost more than half of its value under his tenure. Yet he still got a 33% raise.

America has socialism for CEOs, capitalism for everyone else.

iPhone : So let me get this straight: Dimon makes more in one day than his average employee makes in a year, but he claims his salary is not part of the problem? twitter.com/60minutes/stat…

Twitter Web App : Now he's overruling military leaders who are trying to prevent war crimes.

Trump's lawlessness and moral squalor are boundless. twitter.com/nytimes/status…

Twitter Web App : Growing inequality is having a profound effect on Americans' health.

The richest American men live 15 years longer on average than the poorest men. The trend for women wasn't much better: capitalandmain.com/is-america-rea… #InequalityUSA

Twitter Web App : Summary of Republicans' arguments today:

"Yadda yadda yadda CONSPIRACY THEORY yadda yadda FOX NEWS MONOLOGUE"

"John Kerry went to Ukraine that one time"

"But but but the whistleblower!"

Absolute, irrelevant rubbish.