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Robert Reich: A Handful of Ultra-Rich Families Are Bleeding the Country Dry

Robert Reich: A Handful of Ultra-Rich Families Are Bleeding the Country Dry
Robert Reich: A Handful of Ultra-Rich Families Are Bleeding the Country Dry

From the article:

Teddy Roosevelt, a Republican, helped create a movement against dynastic wealth. Trump and today’s congressional Republicans will not follow in his footsteps. I doubt even today’s Democrats would do so if they had a chance. Big money has become too powerful on both sides of the aisle.

But taxing big wealth is necessary if we’re ever to get our democracy back, and make our economy work for everyone rather than a privileged few.

Maybe Gary Cohn is correct that only morons pay the estate tax. But if he and his boss were smart and they cared about America’s future, they’d raises taxes on great wealth. Roosevelt’s fear of an American dynasty is more applicable today than ever before.

The way I read this is, Robert Reich is telling us that the Republicans won't do anything about this, and he doubts the Democrats will either, because they're both bought by Wall Street.

He ends his article with the pearl of wisdom that if Gary Cohn, from Goldman Sachs, and Donald Trump, the Billionaire, care about America's future, they'll raise taxes on their own class!

They're both fucking capitalists to the bone. If capitalists gave a rats ass about America's future, they wouldn't be rapaciously extracting it's wealth for their personal gain.

What Roberts is really telling us is we're ass out. We're on our own. This is what the political revolution is all about folks. We have to start caring enough about our own future, and be courageous enough, to remove the politicians who enable the rich who feed off of our collective carcasses.

The government we elected to represent our interests, sold us to the highest bidder.

Do we care?

The way I read this is, Robert Reich is telling us that the Republicans won't do anything about this, and he doubts the Democrats will either, because they're both bought by Wall Street.

The establishment democrats won't do anything, but the progressives are all about returning some sanity to government so that the distribution of wealth doesn't continue winding up in the hands of such a small number of people. The key is breaking the chain so that the establishment is forced to move left, or voted out.

Excellent but chilling write up.

It's staggering really...

The fact that it's gotten this far.

Someone finally calls out Joy Reid for flip flopping on Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.

Someone finally calls out Joy Reid for flip flopping on Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.
Someone finally calls out Joy Reid for flip flopping on Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.

Anyone who regularly engages on Twitter with the D.C./think tank Clinton apologists already knows how hypocritical and dishonest Joy Reid is, but finally someone did a 15 minute video really breaking down how she sold out progressives in order to try to get ahead on MSNBC.

Edit: And here's a one more. https://youtu.be/iZOv1a-VXdI

We will ALWAYS BE IN ANOTHER TRUMP ERA without people like Dore calling out the hypocrisy of the establishment and their cronies.

Much like Rachel Maddow, anything that comes out of Joy's mouth, is what's paid to come out of Joy's mouth. She is the epitome of the class of corporate whores who infest today's Media.

They're only saying what's been approved by the people paying for the narrative, and their financial success is merely the price of their integrity. Obviously not as important as money.

Maybe one day they'll wake up to the fact that they're just tools of the oligarchy, but I wouldn't bet on it.

It's sad when it comes to Maddow because she used to be really pretty good. She was critical of not just our war in Afghanistan but like the broader concept of how easily the USA uses its military, who benefits from this, how Americans don't understand the damage we do to poor foreigners, etc.

His show used to be full of these incredible clips of beltway commentators or journalists engaging in equivocation when calling out the evils practiced by Republicans with some nonsense about how Democrats do it too or the "liberal media" is sorta similar or whatever.

Jimmy would just laugh his ass off at those Luke Russert types who have such weak analysis that they couldn't tell how much worse Republicans are. And I laughed with Jimmy for years.

I really wish he'd go back to making fun of that kind of pathetic inability to tell the difference.

Showing proof of Bernie releasing his tax returns results in a ban from the HRC subreddit.

Showing proof of Bernie releasing his tax returns results in a ban from the HRC subreddit.

I do love how they are constantly accusing our side of being "divisive" while they act like this

Of course it's a men vs women thing...

Guys move on, take Bernie's advice and move forward stop relitigating the past.

Just ignore them. Same goes for ESS.

I watched my patients die of poverty for 40 years. It's time for single-payer.

I watched my patients die of poverty for 40 years. It's time for single-payer.

In my 27 years at these two safety-net hospitals, not one of my patients received an organ or bone marrow transplant. Yet the organs that fed the transplant centers across the region came from the dying patients in these hospitals. Our patients — the poorest of the poor — gave, but they never received.

It doesn't surprise me... but damn.

I have been without insurance since 2008. I have so many issues that need attention. They will most likely kill me. Right now I need to see an ENT Specialist and a scope down my throat. 350.00 to walk in the door and 700.00 for the scope = not getting it done.

It's time! Everyone get on the phone to your senator!

This scares the shit out of me. I also can't afford health insurance so I'm at the mercy of my own body. Whatever it decides... I've been lucky so far but luck only lasts so long.

Although idk if either of us can complain much... Democrats & Republicans have been literally murdering innocents due to our foreign policy for years and you can't get healthcare when you're dead.

I wish the push for healthcare was instead a push to give American voters more influence and more choices. I don't want my only options to be two murderers.

Bernie's bill includes the coverage of teeth health. ✌🏾️💯✊🏽🌹👇🏻🙌🏽🐴❤️ -@WaywardWinifred

Bernie's bill includes the coverage of teeth health. ✌🏾️💯✊🏽🌹👇🏻🙌🏽🐴❤️ -@WaywardWinifred

Good, it makes absolutely no sense for dental and vision coverage to be treated as wholly separate.

You're saying I don't have to vote for Vermin Supreme to get dental coverage for all?

The mouth is the (well, preferred) gateway to the body. I have never understood why dental wasn't standard as part of health coverage.

If people are too poor to take care of their aging teeth, it is just adding a burden onto the rest of the body.

More insurances to sell to people.

16 Senators now support Bernie's Medicare For All bill. Public pressure works!

16 Senators now support Bernie's Medicare For All bill. Public pressure works!

With every cosponser of this bill, Bernie's position as the ideological leader of the party becomes more solidified. Hopefully that translates to him being the leader of the party through the 2020 election.

He is an independent that caucuses with the Dems. That being said, he offers a pretty nice blueprint of where the Democratic party needs to go. To the left, to the left. This centrist democrat thing has been killing the party slowly for a decade or more.

I don't trust Cory Booker one bit. He supports shit when he knows it won't pass, and when it can pass, he doesn't vote for it. He's in the back pocket of Big Pharma. He's just carving the path to his Presidential run. Snake in the grass.

I didn't know Bernie was member of a political party.

Strong move for Tim Kaine to make "against single-payer in 2017" his new legacy, replacing "VP candidate whose name I'm unable to remember".

Strong move for Tim Kaine to make "against single-payer in 2017" his new legacy, replacing "VP ca...

I liked John Oliver's definitions of Tim Kaine:

A white gym sock pulled all the way up

A granny smith apple for dessert

A single dry hump in the missionary position

A rice cooker as a gift

Tall glass of lactiaid

Person who always wants to break out into a harmonica solo

Human Sweater vest

The portrait of a vice president that came with the frame

A man who couldn't win a game of cranium

Tim Kaine??? name kind of sounds familiar...

edit: oh yes the un-charismatic dope that gave up his dnc chair to another dope in exchange for a vp spot under a dope

To be fair... I'd love to receive a nice rice cooker as a gift. Good ones are quite pricey.

Was ALWAYS a lobbyist and he will always be a lobbyist. Sworn enemy of the American people. Another one of Hillary's telling choices.

Hillary is the queen of queen's of the lobbyists.

Former VP Candidate Tim Kaine Comes Out Against Medicare For All, Siding With Insurance Companies

Former VP Candidate Tim Kaine Comes Out Against Medicare For All, Siding With Insurance Companies

He was part of the shady deal back on the night before the Democratic National Convention in 2008. The leadership team (which included Kaine) knew that Obama could win and Clinton couldn't against Romney. To buy her off, she was promised an entitlement to the 2016 nomination and DWS (Clinton's campaign mgr in 2008) was installed as the DNC chair in 2011 to make certain all the key pieces were in place to make certain it happened - no matter the cost. Kaine was promised the VP spot in 2016. Clinton was given the Secretary of State job to round out her resume and then the money came calling. When you're obviously the next president of the US then people will curry favor from you and, in return, you can get money from them. You no longer need to focus on the rank-and-file citizens of America, as you're going to carry the key states needed to win. As Kaine is finding out, the money still wants their protection.

Hillary could not have picked a worse candidate for VP. Al Franken would have made a better candidate.

Tim Kaine was the promised one for VP after she made shady backroom deals to get DWS DNC Chair

I can't find this on any other news source - how verified is this?

Democrats cringing at Hillary Clinton's long goodbye. "Clinton's continued effort to be a leading figure in the party could severely hurt chances for Democrats in 2018, as well as 2020."

Democrats cringing at Hillary Clinton's long goodbye. "Clinton's continued effort to be a leading figure in the party could severely hurt chances for Democrats in 2018, as well as 2020."
Democrats cringing at Hillary Clinton's long goodbye. "Clinton's continued effort to be a leading...

She lost, and then she was gone for a while.

And then she came back to tell us she was leaving.

And then she wrote a book whining about other people not knowing it was "her turn"

Then she told us she's not running, and she's going away.

Then she whispered "okay I'm going to go now..."

Is she waiting for the nation to stand up and go "No wait! We want you Hillary! Don't go!"

"What makes me such a lightning rod for fury? I'm really asking," she writes. "I'm at a loss ... I think it's partly because I'm a woman." - Hillary

So clueless.

Is she waiting for the nation to stand up and go "No wait! We want you Hillary! Don't go!"

Ding ding ding!

If you're a democrat and still focusing on Hillary, you're driving in oncoming traffic looking in the rear view mirror.

Try one of these subthreads