Feb 092014
 

Because it is an election year, Republicans are trying to sell the lie that they really care about America’s poor and middle classes.  At the same time they are doing everything they can to eliminate the safety net for the poor and force the middle class into poverty.  The more they deny class warfare, the more they practice it.  Few people are better at explaining this than Robert Reich.

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Most Americans are on a downward escalator. Median household pay is dropping, adjusted for inflation. A smaller share of working-age Americans are in jobs than at any time in the last three decades.

Only 113,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in January, on top of a paltry 75,000 in December.

We need a new WPA to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, a higher minimum wage, strong unions, investments in education, and extended unemployment benefits for those who still can’t find a job. When 95% of the economic gains go to the top 1%, the middle class and poor don’t have the purchasing power to keep it going…

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Republicans are working to form a permanent Republican Reich, made up od 1% masters and 99% slaves. Listen to Robert Reich, not the Republican Reich.

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  9 Responses to “Robert Reich on Republican Class Warfare”

  1. Robert Reich should be required watching in every household in America – too bad the Dems can't buy tv time and show this video about 18 times an hour – maybe then even the uninformed would finally realize what's going on.

    • I agree that everyone should watch this. Americans, however, are more concerned with who wins the next "Reality Show" showdown. Maybe it should be required viewing in high school instead.

      • But if you ran it at every commercial break on every reality show maybe most people would see it once.  I'm not sure high school students watch classroom videos any better than adults watch commercials.

        Of course what we are really up against is you can't teach anyone what he or she doesn't want to learn.

      • I agree that getting to high school students is absolutely necessary, but that is a longer term solution.  Joanne has a good short term solution . . . run it at every commercial break on every reality show.  After all, this IS reality, more so than the so called reality TV shows that plague the air waves.

        Years ago while working in a bank, I was asked by the local school district to run consumer education classes for grade 10 students.  I did this for about 6 months, once a week.  Kids will listen if you get their interest . . . like finding out goals (usually buying a car). 

        • "When 95% of the economic gains go to the top 1%, and just 85 of the world's richest people own as much wealth as the poorest half of the global population of 7 billion+ . . ."

           

          For added perspective, TC; you're welcome!

        • Sorry, Lynn, my earlier post was not in reply to your comment, but rather to a sentence in TC's article. Not sure what happened there, but's it's certainly not what I intended.

  2. I shared this video on FAcebook again tonight, I have put it on there twice all ready.  If my repub. friends have watched it, none have commented.  None of my friends are in the 1% so I cannot understand why they continue to support those who would take everything they have if given the opportunity.

  3. Thanks everyone.  Politics is tha place where right and wrong are redundent.

  4. Robert Reich is my spokesperson…!

    I bought and watched the Movie "Inequality For All" and it is outstanding… :lol: