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Robert Reich

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

Berkeley, CA

Joined on 26 May, 2010

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Replying to @RBReich: In 2020, Biden won the popular vote by 7 million votes.

In 2016, Trump lost the popular vote by 3 million votes.

Both won th…

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Latest count: Biden wins by more than 7 million votes.

Biden 81,267,708
Trump 74,213,015

Biden's margin of victory is the 2nd largest against an incumbent since 1900.

Spread the word.

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Replying to @ewarren: Canceling student loan debt would put money back in people’s pockets. That’s money they can spend to support local small busin…

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Replying to @RBReich: Let me get this straight: We can afford to bail out airlines that have spent 96% of their cash flow on stock buybacks over the…

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From 1979 to 2019:

— The top 0.1%’s wages grew by a staggering 345.2%
— The top 1%’s wages grew by 160.3%
— The bottom 90%’s wages grew by just 26%

Imagine how different our economy would look if we invested in working people, instead of enabling corporations to exploit them.

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Quoted @EconomicPolicy

Trickle-down economics has never worked.

40 years of stagnant wages for the bottom 90 percent and almost all economic gains to the top. This was not by accident. It was not inevitable. It can and must be reversed.

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In 2020, Biden won the popular vote by 7 million votes.

In 2016, Trump lost the popular vote by 3 million votes.

Both won the Electoral College by the same margin.

The Electoral College needs to go.

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Let me get this straight: We can afford to bail out airlines that have spent 96% of their cash flow on stock buybacks over the last decade, but can’t afford to extend unemployment benefits for working people during an economic catastrophe?

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There were 200,000 new Covid cases and +2,885 deaths across the U.S. yesterday...and Mitch McConnell nixed the Covid compromise.

McConnell is the most morally bankrupt politician in modern American history.

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Should we tax billionaires? Yes. But is it inherently unethical to be a billionaire? Also yes.

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Quoted @RBReich

There is no reason U.S. billionaires should hold more than $1,000,000,000,000 in wealth while food lines stretch for miles and millions are on the brink of eviction.

Tax the rich.

Replying to @Ilhan: It’s shameful that billionaires profit off the suffering of working families as the pandemic ravages the economy and kills thous…

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Quoted @RBReich

Today seems like a good day to remind you that @SenDavidPerdue:

—Bought stock in Pfizer a week before they announced their vaccine

—Bought stock in a company that makes PPE following a private COVID briefing in January

—Lied about having direct control over his stock portfolio

Meanwhile, Jon @Ossoff has dedicated his career to taking on corruption.

Georgians: The deadline to register to vote in the pivotal runoff elections is Monday, December 7th. Get registered at and help send Perdue and Loeffler packing.

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It’s shameful that billionaires profit off the suffering of working families as the pandemic ravages the economy and kills thousands every day.

I introduced the Make Billionaires Pay Act to address our massive wealth inequality and ensure the .001% pay their fair share in taxes.

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GOP hypocrisy in a nutshell: Giving the super-rich a $1,900,000,000,000 tax cut and then refusing to invest in people during an out-of-control pandemic and the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.

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Replying to @RBReich: American taxpayers spend $107,575,000,000 more on police than public housing.

Pass it on.

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Canceling student loan debt would put money back in people’s pockets. That’s money they can spend to support local small businesses, or even start their own. That’s money they can use to save up for a home. That’s money that can boost our whole economy.

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Replying to @RBReich: Only in America do we call working people ‘essential’ but deny them sick leave, health care and hazard pay.

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Only in America do we call working people ‘essential’ but deny them sick leave, health care and hazard pay.

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

Pass it on.

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Replying to @RBReich: Georgians: If you turn 18 by January 5, 2021, you are eligible to vote in the run-off elections that will determine whether we…

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Georgians: If you turn 18 by January 5, 2021, you are eligible to vote in the run-off elections that will determine whether we take control of the Senate from Mitch McConnell.

You have until December 7 to register to vote.

Please tell your friends.

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