Robert Reich (@RBReich )

Robert Reich

Bio Berkeley prof, frmr Sec of Labor. Cofounder, Inequality Media. New book: The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It. Order a copy: tinyurl.com/thesystemrbrei…
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Twitter Media Studio : Americas billionaires grew their wealth by $308,000,000,000 between March 18 and April 22.

Thats $8,555,555,555 a day.

Meanwhile, 36,500,000 Americans are out of work and struggling to pay the bills.

This is a tale of two pandemics.

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Twitter Web App : Oil companies have received $1.9B in federal relief intended for small businesses.

Meanwhile, Senate Republicans complain that bailing out working families will make them lazy.

The GOP's double standard when it comes to corporate welfare is a cruel joke on the American people.

Twitter Web App : Amazon refused to give its hourly workers paid sick leave, only allowing warehouse workers with pre-existing conditions to take *unpaid* leave.

It's already suspending that measly policy, along with workers' $2/hour hazard pay...

...even as Bezos' wealth has grown by $23.6B.

Twitter Web App : Tax cuts for corporations never trickle down.

Tax cuts for corporations never trickle down.

Tax cuts for corporations never trickle down.

Tax cuts for corporations never trickle down.

Tax cuts for corporations never trickle down.

Tax cuts for corporations never trickle down. twitter.com/washingtonpost…

Twitter Web App : IG Linick fired after investigating Pompeo

IG Fine removed from overseeing $2T stimulus

IG Grimm fired after criticizing Trump's response to the pandemic

IG Atkinson ousted after handling whistleblower complaint leading to Trump impeachment

A perfect pattern of retaliation.

Twitter Web App : —What it's like to to see a president speak in coherent sentences

—The chilling effect of Trump's corrupt IG firings

—A message to senators Burr and Loeffler

—Texas reporting more coronavirus cases after reopening

Buckle up. We've got a lot to cover: pscp.tv/w/1zqJVlPMrpLKB

iPhone : The state of Georgia made it look like its covid cases were going down ***by putting the dates out of order on its chart*** May 5 was followed by April 25, then back to May again, whatever made it look like a downslope. twitter.com/ajc/status/126…

Twitter Web App : Oil companies have received $1.9B in federal relief intended for small businesses.

Meanwhile, Senate Republicans complain that bailing out working families will make them lazy.

The GOP's double standard when it comes to corporate welfare is a cruel joke on the American people.

iPhone : Dr. Moncef Slaoui, a former pharma exec who Trump has appointed to federal the government’s search for a covid vaccine, owns more than $10M in stock options in a biotech company receiving federal funding.

If this isn’t a conflict of interest, I don’t know what is.

Twitter Web App : The Secret Service will spend $179,000 this summer on golf carts at Trump's properties, despite the coronavirus.

While Americans face the highest unemployment since the Great Depression, it's business as usual for Trump and his enablers.

Twitter Web App : Enough! Those in power must stop seeing the pandemic as an obstacle to personal ambition.

Bezos, Musk, Trump, and all others in positions to help contain this disaster are morally bound to do so, their own ambitions be damned.

theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

iPhone : While Jeff Bezos is on track to become the world’s first trillionaire in the middle of a pandemic, Amazon is ending overtime pay for warehouse and delivery workers on the front lines. This is immoral.

Twitter Web App : "Be alive to one another’s struggles. Stand up for one another’s rights. Leave behind all the old ways of thinking that divide us."
-- Barack Obama

"Build a community. No one does big things by themselves."
--Barack Obama

"I take no responsibility."
--Donald Trump

iPhone : Obama to graduating seniors:

“Doing what feels good, what's convenient, what's easy—that's how little kids think...a lot of so-called grown-ups, including some with fancy titles & important jobs, still think that way, which is why things are so screwed up.”

Who could that be?

Twitter Web App : Both a diagnosis and a call to arms, THE SYSTEM shows ... change is possible if were willing to fight for it.
-- Elizabeth Warren

Important...critical...Reich is an exceptional teacher.
-- Bernie Sanders

“Boring idiot.”
Elon Musk

I hear hes a communist.
-- Donald Trump