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Robert Reich @RBReich Berkeley, CA

Berkeley prof, frmr Sec of Labor. Cofounder, Inequality Media. New book: The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It. Order a copy: https://t.co/AK8n1T713G

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First, get big money out of our democracy.The "economy" doesn't exist in nature. Its rules come from legislatures, courts, and presidents. Those with most in… https://t.co/p2Cf9h49BsAmazon has added 427,300 employees in 10 months. Jeff Bezos could give every Amazon employee $105,000 and still be… https://t.co/nBf17E3Wkp
11/28
2020
Jeff Bezos could give every Amazon employee $105,000 and still be as rich as he was before the pandemic. Instead h… https://t.co/P62VTuIuKC
Retweeted by Robert ReichThe bottom 50% of Americans owns $0.16 trillion in stocks, the top 1% owns $14.04 trillion. I repeat, the stock market is not the economy.In the middle of a pandemic, Walmart and Amazon have hauled in $30B in profit this year, but have still cut hazard… https://t.co/GXTWgsBHFJ
Retweeted by Robert Reichhttps://t.co/fwQTxCgBhoSen. David Perdue traded thousands of dollars in bank stocks while serving on the Senate Banking Committee, even as… https://t.co/tJiqucbjHLTrump appointee Judge Stephanos Bibas writes “calling an election unfair does not make it so. Charges require speci… https://t.co/0N6IioK9EhMelbourne had the longest, strictest lockdown in the developed world. Australia has had among the toughest mask and… https://t.co/6LLNfFcWCmThe next time you hear Trump call for "law and order" remember that he has pardoned/commuted: Michael Flynn (Perj… https://t.co/qhWLty6hvgIn the middle of a pandemic, Walmart and Amazon have hauled in $30B in profit this year, but have still cut hazard… https://t.co/GXTWgsBHFJJeff Bezos could give every Amazon employee $105,000 and still be as rich as he was before the pandemic. Instead h… https://t.co/P62VTuIuKC—13 million Americans are unemployed —12 million have lost their health care —30 million are at risk of eviction —… https://t.co/RV37Ltfv90
Retweeted by Robert ReichToday I want to give thanks to all those people making the great sacrifice to not travel or be with their extended… https://t.co/vj6TpGwi6L
Retweeted by Robert ReichSo let me get this straight: Trump fires officials for telling the truth, but pardons his lackeys for telling lies?
Retweeted by Robert ReichJust a reminder: No human being is illegal on stolen land.
Retweeted by Robert Reich—13 million Americans are unemployed —12 million have lost their health care —30 million are at risk of eviction —… https://t.co/RV37Ltfv90
11/27
2020
Just a reminder: No human being is illegal on stolen land.Call me a radical lefty if you'd like, but I refuse to accept a system that enables Jeff Bezos to grow his wealth b… https://t.co/TdNk2uqyUu
Retweeted by Robert ReichHow can anyone accept a system that enables billionaires to add $931,000,000,000 to their wealth while food lines s… https://t.co/O2ibC7l661
Retweeted by Robert ReichIf you're spending Thanksgiving alone, it's Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump's fault you can't see your family. Th… https://t.co/f2OR4AUmkJ
Retweeted by Robert ReichForcefully evicting people during a pandemic. Unconscionable. https://t.co/bY0wXUUy9zAmazon and Walmart Halted Hazard Pay For Workers Despite Making $30 Billion https://t.co/y9P2tQ2FRaShouldn’t have been there in the first place. Was already the party of Newt Gingrich and haters when Scarborough si… https://t.co/7ssFHpPBakIf you're spending Thanksgiving alone, it's Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump's fault you can't see your family. Th… https://t.co/f2OR4AUmkJIf we can afford a $740,000,000,000 military budget, we can surely afford to pay people to stay home to contain Covid.
Retweeted by Robert ReichSo let me get this straight: Trump fires officials for telling the truth, but pardons his lackeys for telling lies?This year I’m especially thankful for organizers of color in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Arizona.Take a look at this chart. The share of the national income going to the super-rich was lowest when union membersh… https://t.co/UTvP1RPbmi
Retweeted by Robert ReichJeff Bezos net worth in 2009: $6,800,000,000 Jeff Bezos net worth in 2020: $183,800,000,000 Federal minimum wage i… https://t.co/FtbvBFcz6U
Retweeted by Robert ReichIt’s Tuesday before Thanksgiving so you should know that if the minimum wage had increased at the rate of productiv… https://t.co/b2Z9EZX3zr
Retweeted by Robert ReichIf you want to know why COVID relief is tied up in Congress, one key reason is that Republicans are demanding legal… https://t.co/qAhAChGd8G
Retweeted by Robert ReichMichael Flynn will face no consequences for lying to the FBI, undermining prosecutors, and betraying the country.… https://t.co/oFXQcN3oMR
Retweeted by Robert ReichNever forget that Big Pharma has raised the price of insulin by over 1200% since the 1990s and now one in four peop… https://t.co/OhU98CEqOs
Retweeted by Robert ReichIf Republican Senators were personally facing hunger and eviction, how long would it take them to act? https://t.co/NdwL32JsJt
11/26
2020
https://t.co/UjOytEqC5aHow can anyone accept a system that enables billionaires to add $931,000,000,000 to their wealth while food lines s… https://t.co/O2ibC7l661The stock market hitting 30,000 points for the first time ever on a day where 2,216 people died from COVID-19 and i… https://t.co/fUpuaSDov4
Retweeted by Robert ReichNever forget that Big Pharma has raised the price of insulin by over 1200% since the 1990s and now one in four peop… https://t.co/OhU98CEqOsMichael Flynn will face no consequences for lying to the FBI, undermining prosecutors, and betraying the country.… https://t.co/oFXQcN3oMRSo let me get this straight: Michael Flynn will face no consequences for lying to the F.B.I, undermining prosecutor… https://t.co/bFu0wRZgpTTake a look at this chart. The share of the national income going to the super-rich was lowest when union membersh… https://t.co/UTvP1RPbmiIf Amazon workers in Alabama – a strong anti-union state – vote to form a union, it will be a shot heard around the… https://t.co/A9w2rtK5ih
Retweeted by Robert ReichCall me a radical lefty if you'd like, but I refuse to accept a system that enables Jeff Bezos to grow his wealth b… https://t.co/TdNk2uqyUuFood lines stretch for miles, 40,000,000 people face eviction, and our Covid death toll is about equal to 9/11 ever… https://t.co/iL8lloRW8PIf Republican Senators were personally facing hunger and eviction, how long would it take them to act? https://t.co/oWST4XYaTl
Retweeted by Robert Reich40,000,000 Americans are at risk of eviction. Meanwhile, the Dow just jumped 400 points and hit a 30,000 milestone… https://t.co/l968l24L8Z
Retweeted by Robert ReichSocialism is a scare word they've hurled at every advance the people have made. Socialism is what they called publi… https://t.co/LbrsHuUtgIThere are two kinds of capitalism in the world—one controls democracy, the other is controlled by democracy. The fi… https://t.co/kDfrVD6SieEven with the pandemic surging to its worst wave yet, food lines stretching for miles, and the prospect of a disast… https://t.co/1IKpMFiyWm
Retweeted by Robert ReichThe Dow hits a record high when American families hit the highest rate of hunger in 22 years. American capitalism is totally off the rails.
Retweeted by Robert ReichBut quiet competence must not mean a return to "normal" because normal brought us Trump.GEORGIA! Register by December 7. Vote by January 5. Flip the Senate. https://t.co/2snDztfi14The Dow hits a record high when American families hit the highest rate of hunger in 22 years. American capitalism is totally off the rails.The richest nation in the history of the world also treats its people worse than any rich nation in the world. This… https://t.co/IsRg6zVCXlMoving toward an administration of quiet competence from its exact opposite is quietly exhilarating.
11/25
2020
If we can afford a $740,000,000,000 military budget, we can surely afford to pay people to stay home to contain Covid.Covid is resurgent and millions are about to lose unemployment benefits and their homes. But Trump is playing golfi… https://t.co/Jl7Kv1WGkS40,000,000 Americans are at risk of eviction. Meanwhile, the Dow just jumped 400 points and hit a 30,000 milestone… https://t.co/l968l24L8ZOur government has given Big Pharma $10,000,000,000 of taxpayer money to develop a Covid vaccine, yet there's still… https://t.co/EXuf6qKI22Even with the pandemic surging to its worst wave yet, food lines stretching for miles, and the prospect of a disast… https://t.co/1IKpMFiyWmIf Republican Senators were personally facing hunger and eviction, how long would it take them to act? https://t.co/oWST4XYaTlMitt Romney should become an Independent and caucus with the Democrats. https://t.co/8iwnQKLYJJTwo things I would say if I was advising a Biden administration, one is pay no attention to Rahm Emanuel and two is… https://t.co/NtMeNyGlGI
Retweeted by Robert ReichWyoming is 92% white. California is 37% white. A Wyoming voter has nearly 4x more influence than a California vot… https://t.co/t1Pkgzz3ot1) Elon Musk threatens to take away people’s jobs unless he’s allowed to risk their health 2) Tesla's market value… https://t.co/BVtllCKgGxSources: https://t.co/bgtN0zFOaV https://t.co/tcYpIrGVHJ https://t.co/VFoCQAwFX4 https://t.co/z5Kg429pE4Elon Musk just became the second-richest person in the world. He: —Illegally threatened to take away stock options… https://t.co/BjrB9sJtM1Is it enough that Trump faces possible prosecution when he leaves office? He degraded our democracy, divided us int… https://t.co/jny4fLZyWfTrump is golfing, the Senate is on vacation, there is no COVID relief, food lines stretch for miles, 40,000,000 peo… https://t.co/nw7XvAu7Rq
Retweeted by Robert ReichTragic. We have to win Georgia. https://t.co/WADaP6BRfo
Retweeted by Robert ReichEven after Biden won 306 electoral votes, Trump's harebrained lawsuits got dismissed, and pointless state recounts… https://t.co/CwepKpDGib
Retweeted by Robert ReichDespite Emily Murphy's dereliction of duty (and defensive and unprofessional letter), we can still celebrate that t… https://t.co/feHq7doV9QFitting that Trump got someone else to concede for him. Coward in, coward out.
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11/24
2020
Even after Biden won 306 electoral votes, Trump's harebrained lawsuits got dismissed, and pointless state recounts… https://t.co/CwepKpDGibI don't understand how it’s considered radical for progressives to fight for an equitable society, but it’s accepte… https://t.co/ZonFtCFHuh
Retweeted by Robert Reich🚨BREAKING: More than 750,000 Georgians have requested their ballots for the January 5 runoff elections. Have you? R… https://t.co/4YK4XMy6w9
Retweeted by Robert ReichToday seems like a good day to remind you that @SenDavidPerdue: —Began making suspicious stock trades after a priv… https://t.co/h6Le9lhIHzWhen a right-wing vigilante is arrested for shooting protestors, he posts $2M bail and goes free. But when Black… https://t.co/l8nE6bjnvF
Retweeted by Robert Reich2 cheers for Janet Yellen at Treasury. She’s not @SenWarren but she’s not from the Street (in fact at the Fed she c… https://t.co/GotzpLQAHnWe cannot afford moderates implementing moderate solutions to existential crises. Incrementalism will not save us.Conservative pundits don't seem to understand that leftists care about people, not politicians. We want to abolish… https://t.co/UZHoDr9MaVI'm told we're now in the O.J. Simpson Bronco phase of Trump's breakaway.Trump is golfing, the Senate is on vacation, there is no COVID relief, food lines stretch for miles, 40,000,000 peo… https://t.co/nw7XvAu7RqThe best way to get the economy back on track is to pay people to stay home and contain COVID. Providing disaster r… https://t.co/V5YFS8IAkJThe cowardice of all but 2 Senate and 2 House Republicans in not criticizing Trump for refusing to accept the resul… https://t.co/ZDNNQckJrp
Retweeted by Robert ReichSo let me get this straight: When Trump wins 304 Electoral College votes it's a huge victory, but when Biden wins 3… https://t.co/YNmZsDO68p
Retweeted by Robert ReichAbout time. And time for every other Senate Republican to join with Murkowski on this statement. https://t.co/8frffopjvQHere are 7 things Biden can do by executive order on Day One: —Reinstate 125 environmental protections —Rejoin t… https://t.co/HOcX2sDjxD
11/23
2020
It has been nearly three weeks since Election Day, but the President of the United States and Republican leaders in… https://t.co/1bHCvOmgQfWith millions of Americans unemployed, infections peaking, and no relief in sight, Mitch McConnell has sent the Sen… https://t.co/qPHY5LZevFAmerican democracy is being subject to a stress test by Trump. Although Washington Republicans are failing it, tho… https://t.co/kXubSpreXlWhen a right-wing vigilante is arrested for shooting protestors, he posts $2M bail and goes free. But when Black… https://t.co/l8nE6bjnvFDemocracy depends on moral courage. No silent Republican deserves to be reelected. Let us dedicate ourselves to rem… https://t.co/BuIN10A4rLTo clarify, Biden will have the authority to cancel federal student loan debt by executive order. But that won't be… https://t.co/gQQwqYmWKkSo let me get this straight: When Trump wins 304 Electoral College votes it's a huge victory, but when Biden wins 3… https://t.co/YNmZsDO68pWalmart made $129B in profit last year, but at least 14,500 of their employees receive SNAP benefits. McDonald's… https://t.co/6zyVxgLIA5
Retweeted by Robert ReichBlack adults have an average of over 85% more debt than their white peers when starting their careers due largely t… https://t.co/fYGSedlB7sHow can Joe Biden give the economy a big boost, improve the wellbeing of millions of Americans, and shrink the raci… https://t.co/IJvelmQzmM
11/22
2020

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