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  • Robert Reich: Trump's "Anti-Politics" Resonating With Ordinary Americans

    05/24/2016 3:57:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies ^ | May 24,2016 | Breitbart News
    Throughout the Republican primaries, pundits and pollsters repeatedly told us he’d peaked, that his most recent outrageous statement was his downfall, that he was viewed as so unlikeable he didn’t stand a chance of getting the nomination.
  • Famous Liberal Inadvertently Tells Republicans EXACTLY Why They Should Vote for 'Dangerous' Cruz

    02/22/2016 11:21:30 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies
    IJReview ^ | February 22, 2016 | Mike Miller
    Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration, has created a video in which he warns Democrats why Ted Cruz is far more "dangerous" than Donald Trump. In other words, Reich, who serves as Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, all but endorsed Cruz as the candidate of choice for conservatives. As he spoke, he drew pictures of Cruz and Trump on a flip-chart and jotted down what he considers to be Cruz's "dangerous" positions:
  • Here Are 5 Reasons Bill Clinton’s Leftist Labor Secretary Would Pick Trump Over Cruz

    01/25/2016 6:34:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Red State ^ | January 25, 2016 | WorkPlaceReport
    Reich's attack on Cruz: He is "smarter," a "true believer," "disciplined and strategic"...In a rather pointed Facebook post to his followers, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich appears to be favoring Billionaire Donald Trump's candidacy over that of Sen. Ted Cruz. In what the Left could only consider an attack on Cruz, Reich inadvertently gives Cruz higher points than Trump on issues that matter to most Republicans. Here is Reich's post in its entirety, with emphasis added....
  • Iran Deal: Reich Attacks Jewish ‘Axis’ Powers

    08/10/2015 2:20:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/10/15 | Joel B. Pollak
    Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich has blamed a Jewish “axis” of power for “polarizing” the debate around the Iran deal. In a Facebook post on Sunday, Reich said that the “Nentanyahu-AIPAC-Adelson-Republican axis” posed “a serious danger to America, Israel, and American Jews.” He slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for “interfering in American politics as no foreign leader has ever done before,” and blamed him for turning Democrats against Israel. He did not mention Obama’s charge that Republicans are making “common cause” with Iranian hard-liners. Reich also claimed: “Polls suggest a solid majority of American Jews support Obama and...
  • Robert Reich: The 3 biggest myths plaguing the U.S. economy

    03/12/2015 1:33:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 82 replies
    Salon ^ | March 12, 2015 | Robert Reich
    1. The “job creators” are CEOs, corporations, and the rich, whose taxes must be low in order to induce them to create more jobs. Rubbish. The real job creators are the vast middle class and the poor, whose spending induces businesses to create jobs. Which is why raising the minimum wage, extending overtime protection, enlarging the Earned Income Tax Credit, and reducing middle-class taxes are all necessary. 2. The critical choice is between the “free market” or “government.” Baloney. The free market doesn’t exist in nature. It’s created and enforced by government. And all the ongoing decisions about how it’s...
  • Restored monarchy gains young Germans’ support

    04/26/2013 11:17:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies ^ | 25 Apr 13 17:32 CET | (The Local/jcw)
    One in five Germans would like to see the monarchy restored, according to a survey released on Thursday. Young Germans were even keener on replacing the president with a new Kaiser. … Despite swelling support among the young, most Germans still oppose the idea. 51 percent of all respondents said that having a king or queen would cost too much money. Sixty nine percent said they were completely against the idea. …
  • Reich: Tea Party 'Conspiracy to Undermine the Government of the United States'

    03/03/2013 8:23:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/3/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    Democrats and the media have accuses Tea Party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) of "McCarthyism" merely for posing tough questions to and about Chuck Hagel during the latter's confirmation as Secretary of Defense. Yet a recent column by former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich reveals who the real McCarthyites are in U.S. politics today, as Reich likens the Tea Party to a conspiracy "to undermine the government of the United States." Reich, who has steadfastly supported President Barack Obama's big-government, tax-and-spend agenda, wrote that the Tea Party had "infiltrated" the government at every level, and had used the budget cuts...
  • The Problem Isn’t Outsourcing. It’s that the Prosperity of Big Business Has Become Disconnected...

    07/19/2012 5:53:10 PM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 6 replies ^ | July 19th, 2012 | Robert Reich
    The Problem Isn’t Outsourcing. It’s that the Prosperity of Big Business Has Become Disconnected from the Well-Being of Most Americans Author: Robert Reich  ·  July 19th, 2012  · President Obama is slamming Mitt Romney for heading companies that were “pioneers in outsourcing U.S. jobs,” while Romney is accusing Obama of being “the real outsourcer-in-chief.”These are the dog days of summer and the silly season of presidential campaigns. But can we get real, please?The American economy has moved way beyond outsourcing abroad or even “in-sourcing.” Most big companies headquartered in America don’t send jobs overseas and don’t bring jobs here from...
  • Robert Reich Still Pushing the Populist “Equality” Argument(Idealize Envy)

    06/05/2012 10:42:03 AM PDT · by Son House · 20 replies ^ | June 4, 2012 | Bruce McQuain
    And it continues to get sillier and sillier: The richest 1 percent of Americans save about half their incomes, while most of the rest of us save between 6 and 10 percent. Being rich means you already have most of what you want and need. Each additional acquisition yields a sharply declining level of satisfaction: That second yacht isn’t nearly as exciting as the first.So when the top 1 percent rakes in more than 20 percent of total income – twice the share it had 30 years ago – there’s insufficient demand for all the goods and services the economy...
  • The Stall Has Arrived (Even leftists are admitting it)

    05/05/2012 11:14:10 AM PDT · by Signalman · 44 replies ^ | 5/4/2012 | Robert Reich
    The economy has stalled. Friday’s jobs report for April was even more disappointing than March. Employers added only 115,000 new jobs, down from March’s number (the Bureau of Labor Statistics revised the March number upward to 154,000, but that’s still abysmal relative to what’s needed). We need well over 250,000 new jobs per month in order to begin to whittle down the vast number of jobs lost in the Great Recession. At least 125,000 new jobs are necessary each month just to keep up with an expanding population of working-age people. With only 115,000 jobs in April, the hole is...
  • Clinton Labor Sec. Reich Dedicates New Book to Occupiers

    05/01/2012 10:02:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/1/12 | Dan Gainor
    About Us Resources Send Tips Donate RSS CNSNews.TV On the Spot On the Scene The Schein OTJ Golden Hookah Clinton Labor Sec. Reich Dedicates New Book to Occupiers ‘Beyond Outrage’ urges readers to ‘organize’ against ‘regressive right.’ By Dan Gainor May 1, 2012 Subscribe to Dan Gainor's posts As the Occupy Wall Street Protests hit across the nation this May 1, it’s important to remember the support the group has received from the mainstream left. Backers have ranged from pundits like Paul Krugman and Thomas Friedman to Hollywood artists like Kanye West, Mark Ruffalo, and Anne Hathaway. Former Clinton Labor...
  • The Republican crack-up(Robert Reich weighs in on the Tea Party;)

    12/27/2011 1:59:00 PM PST · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 27, 2011 | Robert Reich
    With the Iowa caucuses just days away, the Republican crack-up threatens the future of the Grand Old Party more profoundly than at any time since the GOP's eclipse in 1932. That's bad for America. The crack-up isn't just Romney-the-smooth versus Gingrich-the-bomb-thrower. Not just House Speaker John Boehner, who keeps making agreements he can't keep, versus House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who keeps making trouble he can't control. And not just the GOP establishment versus the Tea Partiers.The underlying conflict lies deep in the nature and structure of the Republican Party. And its roots are very old. As political analyst Michael...
  • Paul Krugman and Robert Reich's Tax Deception

    12/05/2011 6:39:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Forbes ^ | 12/05/2011 | Lawrence Hunter
    Robert Reich and Paul Krugman are preeminent mainstream-media mouthpieces of the redistributionist welfare state. They constantly disseminate the myths that the rich don’t pay their fair share of taxes, and Congress is about to “slash taxes on the very rich”. Yet they never attack the real source of America’s problems, crony capitalism, the economic foundation of the welfare state in which rich and poor alike are partners in crime with the government to rip off their fellow Americans. Reich and Krugman also propagate the myth that America’s deficit and economic problems could be eliminated simply by raising taxes on “the...
  • Robert Reich To Speak At 'OccupyCal' tonite at Ucal-Berkely (Vanity)

    11/15/2011 1:16:11 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 7 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11-15-11 | TCRLAF
    Then appear on MSNBC's Rachel Madcow. I find it ironic that one of the PRIMARY ARCHITECTS of the Financial Meltdown is going to lecture these mush-filled skulls on the evilness of banks, when he made 100's of millions of dollars writing the legislation that enabled this mess. (Remember Clinton's 'Finance Reform"?) Stumbled across this on Twitter.
  • One leftist's 'borking' remorse

    11/08/2011 4:52:45 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | November 8, 2011 | Editorial
    Late last month, as America was ignoring the 24th anniversary of the Senate's rejection of conservative jurist Robert Bork to the U.S. Supreme Court, something extraordinary happened: New York Times columnist Joe Nocera admitted the borking of Judge Bork spawned today's toxic political culture. "(R)arely has a failed nominee had the pedigree — and intellectual firepower — of Bork," Mr. Nocera wrote. Judge Bork held conservative opinions, but none could be "fairly characterized as extreme." That didn't deter then-Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., who denounced "'Robert Bork's America' as a place 'in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks...
  • Occupy Together: Robert Reich thinks next phase will bring a ‘set of political actions’(Video)

    Keith and Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary and author of “Aftershock,” discuss the Occupy movement’s latest steps – Occupy McConnell and Bank Transfer Day preparations – and consider whether there will be more politically charged and focused activities. Although Reich notes that much of the success of Occupy so far has been through not being affiliated with a political party and not being “enormously hierarchically organized,” he calls on all the Occupy groups to exercise their economic power to affect legislation: “A general strike that basically said, ‘Stop spending for a day’ would definitely have an impact.”
  • ROBERT REICH: Here's Why The Flat Tax Is A Fraud (The current tax code treats everyone the same)

    10/22/2011 8:29:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/22/2011 | Robert Reichhhhhhhhhh
    Herman Cain’s bizarre 9-9-9 plan would replace much of the current tax code with a 9 percent individual income tax and a 9 percent sales tax. He calls it a “flat tax.” Next week Rick Perry is set to announce his own version of a flat tax. Former House majority leader Dick Armey – now chairman of Freedom Works, a major backer of the Tea Party funded by the Koch Brothers and other portly felines (I didn’t say “fat cats”) says that will give Perry “a big boost.” Steve Forbes, one of America’s richest billionaires, who’s on the board of...
  • ROBERT REICH: The Republican Economic Plan Is An Austerity Death-Trap

    10/19/2011 3:56:09 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-19-2011 | Robert Reich
    ROBERT REICH: The Republican Economic Plan Is An Austerity Death-Trap Robert Reich Oct. 19, 2011, 6:25 PM Ron Paul’s newly-unveiled economic plan – promising to cut $1 trillion from the federal budget in year one (presumably that means 2013) – is only slightly more ambitious than what we’re hearing from other Republican candidates. They’re all calling for major spending cuts starting fifteen months from now. What are they smoking? Can we just put ideology aside for a moment and be clear about the facts? Consumer spending (70 percent of the economy) is flat or dropping because consumers are losing their...
  • The Seven Biggest Economic Lies (Freepers, Please rebut!)

    10/14/2011 12:37:35 PM PDT · by Tango Whiskey Papa · 18 replies
    EconoMonitor - A Roubini Global Economics Project ^ | October 12, 2011 | Robert Reich
    The Seven Biggest Economic Lies (Freepers, Please rebut!) Author: Robert Reich · October 12th, 2011 Source: The President’s Jobs Bill doesn’t have a chance in Congress — and the Occupiers on Wall Street and elsewhere can’t become a national movement for a more equitable society – unless more Americans know the truth about the economy. Here’s a short (2 minute 30 second) effort to rebut the seven biggest whoppers now being told by those who want to take America backwards. The major points: 1. Tax cuts for the rich trickle down to everyone else. Baloney. Ronald Reagan and George...
  • Matthews Wonders Why Today’s CEOs Aren’t Committing Hari-Kari In Shame

    07/14/2011 6:57:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies ^ | July 14, 2011 | Jim Vicevich
    Ummmm. I’m not really sure what to say here. Is Chris suggesting that today’s CEOs should be jumping out of windows in shame for what he thinks they ‘ve done to the economy? Or, is he just getting misty eyed for the good old days? Help me out here my little mobsters. The conversation between him and noted lefty, seniors will just have to die, economist Robert Reich, concerned the debt ceiling battle and the Republican refusal to raise taxes on the rich. Chris lays the blame of this current recession directly at the feet of the “wealthy” … who...
  • Why 70% Tax Rates Won't Work

    06/16/2011 5:13:30 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6-16-2011 | Alan Reynolds
    The intelligentsia of the Democratic Party is growing increasingly enthusiastic about raising the highest federal income tax rates to 70% or more. Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich took the lead in February, proposing on his blog "a 70 percent marginal tax rate on the rich." After all, he noted, "between the late 1940s and 1980 America's highest marginal rate averaged above 70 percent. Under Republican President Dwight Eisenhower it was 91 percent. Not until the 1980s did Ronald Reagan slash it to 28 percent."
  • Mitt Looks the Part (Barfage? yes, but interesting points)

    05/24/2011 8:18:34 AM PDT · by FreeKeys · 40 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | May 23, 2011 | Robert B. Reich
    Why Mitt Romney still poses the greatest challenge to Obama in 2012 One of my regrets in life is losing the chance to debate Mitt Romney and whip his ass. It was the fall of 2002. Mitt Romney had thundered into Massachusetts with enough money to grab the Republican nomination for governor. Meanwhile, I was doing my best to secure the Democratic nomination. One week before the Democratic primary, I was tied in the polls with the state treasurer, well ahead of four other candidates. But my campaign ran out of cash. Despite pleas from my campaign manager, I didn't...
  • Right-wing bullies will hold the nation hostage (THE LITTLEST 'RAT IS UNHAPPY)

    04/11/2011 6:30:29 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 35 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 04/10/11 | Robert Reich
    I hope the president decides he has to take a stand, and the sooner the better. Last December he caved in to Republican demands that the Bush tax cut be extended to wealthier Americans for two more years, at a cost of more than $60 billion. That was only the beginning -- the equivalent of my cupcake. Last night he gave away more than half the sandwich -- $39 billion less than was budgeted for 2010, $79 billion less than he originally requested. Non-defense discretionary spending -- basically, everything from roads and bridges to schools and innumerable programs for the...
  • (Robert Reich) The Truth About The Economy: We're Heading Back Toward A Double Dip

    03/31/2011 11:14:04 AM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/31/2011 | Robert Reich
    Why aren’t Americans being told the truth about the economy? We’re heading in the direction of a double dip – but you’d never know it if you listened to the upbeat messages coming out of Wall Street and Washington. Consumers are 70 percent of the American economy, and consumer confidence is plummeting. It’s weaker today on average than at the low point of the Great Recession. The Reuters/University of Michigan survey shows a 10 point decline in March – the tenth largest drop on record. Part of that drop is attributable to rising fuel and food prices. A separate Conference...
  • How Democrats Can Become Relevant Again (And Rescue the Nation While They’re At It)

    03/19/2011 5:09:47 PM PDT · by MsLady · 26 replies ^ | March 1, 2011 | Robert Reich
    How Democrats Can Become Relevant Again (And Rescue the Nation While They’re At It) TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011 Republicans offered Democrats two more weeks before the doomsday shut-down. Democrats countered with four. Republicans held their ground. Democrats agreed to two. This is what passes for compromise in our nation’s capital. Democrats have become irrelevant. If they want to be relevant again they have to connect the dots: The explosion of income and wealth among America’s super-rich, the dramatic drop in their tax rates, the consequential devastating budget squeezes in Washington and in state capitals, and the slashing of public services...
  • Wisconsin: 10 Facts That Deny Former U.S. Secretary of Labor's Coup

    03/15/2011 10:32:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | March 15, 2011 | Brett McMahon
    Has there ever been a statement more clearly demonstrating the liberal and union sense of entitlement than “Governor Walker’s Coup D’Etat,” the headline of former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich's latest whine at Talking Points Memo? By describing the vote in Wisconsin as a coup, Reich expresses more perfectly and more completely his side's elitist mentality than any words yet written or spoken. The tone of his rant is a combination of outrage and condescension — like he can’t believe anyone could have the nerve to challenge big labor and get away with it. And it appears Reich really can’t...
  • Robert Reich Calls for Class War

    03/05/2011 6:10:25 AM PST · by Son House · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | March 2, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Robert B. Reichhhh, you've got to hear this. Robert B. Reichhhh was on NBC live last night with the anchor Cenk Uygur, and he spoke with Reich, and Cenk Uygur said, "This isn't just about let's get the money from the rich because that's where it is and they've accumulated all the wealth up at the top. It also makes sense for the rich if we had more equal distribution of income because of the effect it would have on the middle class. Tell us about that, why do you think [it's better to redistribute the wealth?] Now if...
  • Who Says Republicans Have No New Ideas? (Barf)

    02/13/2011 2:19:23 PM PST · by FTJM · 6 replies ^ | 2/13/11 | Robert Reich
    Quiz: Which of the 2012 presidential aspirants delivered the following words at the Conservative Political Action Convention, now underway in Washington? We have seen tax-and-tax spend-and-spend reach a fantastic total greater than in all the previous 170 years of our Republic. Behind this plush curtain of tax and spend, three sinister spooks or ghosts are mixing poison for the American people. They are the shades of Mussolini, with his bureaucratic fascism; of Karl Marx, and his socialism; and of Lord Keynes, with his perpetual government spending, deficits, and inflation. And we added a new ideology of our own. That is...
  • The Tax Deal Is Nothing Short Of Ronald Reagan's Notorious "Starve The Beast" Strategy

    12/16/2010 8:00:31 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/16/10 | Robert Reich
    The Tax Deal Is Nothing Short Of Ronald Reagan's Notorious "Starve The Beast" Strategy Robert Reich | Dec. 16, 2010, 2:46 PM | 1,659 | comment 50 More than thirty years ago, Ronald Reagan came to Washington intent on reducing taxes on the wealthy and shrinking every aspect of government except defense. The new tax deal embodies the essence of Reaganomics. It will not stimulate the economy. A disproportionate share of the $858 billion deal will go to people in the top 1 percent who spend only a fraction of what they earn and save the rest. Their savings are...
  • Sowell: Can Republicans Talk?

    11/30/2010 9:45:12 AM PST · by La Lydia · 1 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | November 30, 2010 | Thomas Sowell
    The biggest battle in the lame duck session of Congress may well be over whether or not to extend the Bush administration's tax cuts, scheduled to expire in January. The fact that this decision has been left until late in the eleventh hour, even though the expiration date has been known for years, tells us a lot about the utter irresponsibility of Congress... Theoretically, the Democrats could win, hands down, since they have the votes. But Congressional Democrats are well aware of how they lost big in the recent election, and some Democrats don't want to gamble their own jobs...
  • Kettle, meet pot

    10/30/2010 6:46:57 AM PDT · by agee · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Oct 30, 2010 | Aaron Gee
    Robert Reich, who was Bill Clinton's Secretary of Labor, attempts to scare corporate America away from the tea party in today's Wall Street Journal. In his piece titled "Why Business Should Fear the Tea Party" he does his level best to convince businesses that the ideas of the tea party are too extreme and will hurt business. Reich even argues that the IRS is actually a good an necessary part of our government (although he can't put into words why). What sticks out like a sore thumb is Reich's analysis of the tea party. Reich assigns and maligns tea party...
  • He doesn’t like the competition

    10/10/2010 7:15:31 AM PDT · by agee · 7 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 10/09/2010 | Aaron Gee
    Robert Reich, who was Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Labor, recently wrote an article in the Huffington Post titled “The Secret Big-Money Takeover of America” that is biased and riddled with half truths. His partisan ranting is a good example of the attitude that helped spawn the grassroots Tea Party. The piece starts off with a scary first paragraph about people buying our democracy. By the second paragraph he has lost all but the most entrenched ideologues or the uninformed; Hundreds of millions of secret dollars are pouring into congressional and state races in this election cycle. The Koch brothers (whose...
  • Reich: We’re in One-and-a-Half Dip Recession(the midget in debt-mongering mode)

    07/23/2010 6:21:54 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Money News ^ | 07/22/10 | Dan Weil
    Reich: We’re in One-and-a-Half Dip Recession Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 02:11 PM Article Font Size By: Dan Weil The economy needs more fiscal and monetary stimulus to avoid falling back into recession, says economist Robert Reich. “We’re not in a double-dip recession yet. We’re in a one-and-a-half-dip recession,” he wrote in a column on Business Insider. Retail sales, home sales, housing starts and consumer confidence are dropping, Reich says. Only inventories and loan defaults are rising. “The 1.5-dip recession should be causing alarm bells to ring all over official Washington,” wrote Reich, who served in three national administrations and was...
  • Robert Reich is Clueless

    07/12/2010 12:33:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | July 12, 2010 | Bruce Bialosky
    You may remember Robert Reich -- he served as Secretary of Labor during Bill Clinton’s first term. Mr. Reich has fashioned himself as an economist since he left that lofty federal post, and he frequently leads the argument for positions on the left wing of the Democratic Party while attempting to present himself as a man of reason. He has once more pontificated the left-wing position on the problems of our stagnant economy and thereby shows how lost the left continues to be regarding a free-market economy. Reich is certainly a smart man, a very educated man and a very...
  • Radical Group Seeks Federal Seizure of BP Assets

    06/07/2010 3:35:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies · 86+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | June 7, 2010 | Carl Horowitz
    The explosion and spill from a BP deepwater drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico has generated justifiable anger across the nation and especially in the affected coastal region. It's also generated popular backlash, one manifestation of which is an increasingly loud call for confiscating company assets. The front line of this campaign is an ad hoc group, "Seize BP," which organized anti-BP rallies in cities across America last week. The group's mission is as simple as its name: Persuade the Obama administration to seize assets of the British-based oil company and use the proceeds for compensating victims and family...
  • America tells Barack Obama to take control of Deepwater – and seize BP

    06/05/2010 10:12:27 PM PDT · by Brugmansian · 86 replies · 1,935+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Sunday 6 June 2010 | Andrew Clark
    Across the US, cries of "seize BP" are growing louder, putting pressure on President Barack Obama to slam his fist harder into Britain's crisis-stricken oil multinational . . . The Answer Coalition, a campaign group that grew out of opposition to the Iraq war, has organised a week of demonstrations in 29 US cities demanding a seizure of BP's assets. And the former labour secretary Robert Reich, who served under President Clinton, wants BP's American operations to be taken into temporary government receivership . . . "This is a national emergency," Reich told the Observer. "It's simply untenable for a...
  • IT'S OFFICIAL: We're Falling Into A Double-Dip Recession

    06/04/2010 8:26:50 AM PDT · by blam · 85 replies · 1,910+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 6-4-2010 | Robert Reich
    IT'S OFFICIAL: We're Falling Into A Double-Dip Recession Robert Reich Jun. 4, 2010, 10:52 AM We’re falling into a double-dip recession. The Labor Department reports this morning that the private sector added a measly 41,000 net new jobs in May. (The vast bulk of new jobs in May were temporary government Census workers.) But at least 100,000 new jobs are needed every month just to keep up with population growth. In other words, the labor market continues to deteriorate. The average length of unemployment continues to rise – now up to 34.4 weeks (up from 33 weeks in April). That’s...
  • Woman: One-time JonBenet suspect recruiting kids

    06/02/2010 8:59:45 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 18 replies · 808+ views
    hosted ^ | Jun 2
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A woman who has a restraining order against the man who falsely claimed to have murdered JonBenet Ramsey said Wednesday the former suspect is living as a woman and trying to form a cult of little girls to have sex with him.....
  • Otto J. Reich: 21st Century Socialism - The attempt to destroy democracy in Latin America.

    04/23/2010 9:58:55 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 343+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | April 23, 2010 | Otto J. Reich
    21st Century SocialismThe attempt to destroy democracy in Latin America.  The Obama administration started out on the wrong foot in world affairs. It used techniques better suited for domestic political campaigns — popularity contests — in its foreign policy. In our own hemisphere, the result was confusion for our allies and our enemies alike. The overriding objective of U.S. policy — in Latin America and elsewhere — should be to advance U.S. national interests, not to curry favor with foreign leaders. If we can be liked while advancing our interests, so much the better. But when we try to befriend...
  • There Will Be Blood(Every now and then a Liberal will slip up and tell the cold-blooded truth)

    03/19/2010 5:26:48 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 22 replies · 1,747+ views
    american spectator ^ | 3/18/10 | andrew thomas
    On March 15, Robert Reich wrote in The Huffington Post, "Health care reform is necessary, and House Democrats should vote for it because it's best for the nation." He then went on to justify his assertion purely in terms of positive outcomes for Democrats, not for the people who will be required to live with the actual "reform". Of course as we all know by now, the true intent of this bill is not to improve the quality of care or to make the current level of care cheaper. It is in fact a purposeful effort by Democrats to do...
  • George Will vs Robert Reich – So Easy A Caveman Can Do It

    03/08/2010 7:06:08 AM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies · 1,420+ views ^ | March 8, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    On This Week liberal stateist economist Robert Reich contends the reason we need health care (or is it health insurance?) reform is because the American people just don’t understand health insurance. That’s enough to set the normally calm George Will off. The battle lines are drawn when Will contends allowing insurance companies to compete across state lines will immediately bring down premiums, and then has the line of the morning. So easy a caveman can do it?
  • Why Reich is a (Rahm Emmanuel Explitive)

    02/10/2010 7:31:48 AM PST · by crescen7 · 14 replies · 459+ views
    Salon ^ | 2/10/2010 | Axel D. Whiteman
    "If government doesn’t spend enough in the short term to get jobs back . ." Has Mr. Reich noticed that 2 years of Government spending that is higher by AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE than that of the previous decade; has resulted in the loss of 8,000,000 JOBS ? Just one tiny little "unnoticed" aspect of the massive spending is the weakness of the dollar in comparison to commodity prices. The current spot price of oil is more than double what it was in December of 2008. With world wide demand falling and the US refinery capacity producing at a record...
  • Fact Check: Reich Claims Non-Existent Fox News Led Conservative Charge in 1994

    01/27/2010 6:41:15 AM PST · by kingattax · 89 replies · 3,059+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | Jan 26th 2010 | Frank Ross
    Former Obama economic advisor, Clinton Secretary of Labor, and Berkely Prof. Robert Reich claimed yesterday in his column at that Fox News played a role in the conservative resurgence of 1994: In December 1994, Bill Clinton proposed a so-called middle-class bill of rights including more tax credits for families with children, expanded retirement accounts, and tax-deductible college tuition. Clinton had lost his battle for healthcare reform. Even worse, by that time the Dems had lost the House and Senate. Washington was riding a huge anti-incumbent wave. Right-wing populists were the ascendancy, with Newt Gingrich and Fox News leading the...
  • Robert Reich: The Voters Are Firing Obama Because He's Flopped On The Economy

    01/20/2010 5:24:48 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies · 1,301+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 1-20-2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Robert Reich: The Voters Are Firing Obama Because He's Flopped On The Economy Joe Weisenthal Jan. 20, 2010, 8:12 PM Liberal economist Robert Reich offers up some very useful analysis of the Massachusetts election, and what it means in the bigger picture: Here’s what’s really going on. In Massachusetts, in New Jersey, all over the nation, voters are petrified of losing their jobs, their homes, and what’s left of their savings. Nothing counts more than the economy. Rightly or wrongly, presidents and the party in power are blamed when the economy is lousy. Voters fired Jimmy Carter in 1980 because...
  • From Central Planning: "We're Going to Let You Die"

    10/26/2009 2:45:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies · 620+ views
    New American ^ | 10/26/2009 | Ralph R. Reiland
    I saw two stories recently that had diametrically opposed messages.The first was pro-life in the broadest sense of the word, a breakthrough against cancer via a new tumor-targeted genetic medicine, Rexin-G, that produced clinical remissions in late-stage cases of three chemotherapy-resistant, otherwise intractable cancers — prostate cancer, metastatic osteosarcoma, and pancreas cancer. The second, fundamentally anti-life, was a YouTube video of a speech delivered by Robert B. Reich on healthcare reform at the University of California at Berkeley on September 26, 2007.Reich, former Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton and more recently a member of President-elect Obama’s transition advisory board...
  • Robert Reich Reveals Brutal Health Care Truths; MSM Snores

    10/13/2009 10:18:11 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 11 replies · 1,105+ views
    In a September 2007 speech at UC Berkeley, Robert Reich told his audience the following: "We're going to have to, if you're very old, we're not going to give you all that technology and all those drugs for the last couple years of your life to keep you going for maybe another couple months. It's too we're going to let you die." Reich wasn't just Clinton's Labor Secretary. He's NOW a confidante and personal advisor to Obama. He's a player and he knows what's happening in the administration.
  • Robert Reich Tells The Truth About The “Government Option”

    10/12/2009 1:54:22 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies · 855+ views ^ | October 12, 2009 | Jim Vicevich
    Robert Reich is trying to put a cheerful face on the "government option". But it is like put lipstick on a pig. This is courtesy of Hot Air, but since it drove the show for the first 90 minutes … I wanted you to see it for yourself. From Verum Serum, Robert Reich, from a 2007 speech at Berkley (I know. I know) where he decides to play the role of a politician, actually a Democrat Politician … and tells the truth about Government Run Health Care. Remember … this is all Dr. Reich.
  • Sense and Sexuality

    10/09/2009 8:03:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 765+ views ^ | October 9, 2009 | Suzanne Fields
    Not so long ago, rape was a capital offense, right up there with murder. When death was not decreed, convicted rapists could count on a long prison sentence. No one took rape lightly. The crime was an absolute evil, the moral equivalent of neither shoplifting nor stealing a kiss. Our sex-saturated society -- where children are exposed to titillation they cannot fully understand and often are regarded as more knowledgeable than they really are -- has changed all that. Children are pressured to affect an air of sexual sophistication, leading to a young adult attitude of devil-may-care hedonism. Public and...

    10/04/2009 8:12:53 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 44 replies · 2,818+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | October 4, 2009 | TheCapitalist
    VIDEO: Robert Reich, the former Labor Secretary in the Clinton administration and current economic advisor to President Obama, made such a preposterous statement on CNBC Friday that the other guests could hardly keep from busting out laughing.
  • The Truth About Jobs That No One Wants To Tell You (The former Clinton Labor Sec. is pessimistic)

    10/03/2009 8:51:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies · 2,189+ views
    Wall Street Pit ^ | 10/3/2009 | Robert Reich
    Unemployment will almost certainly in double-digits next year — and may remain there for some time. And for every person who shows up as unemployed in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ household survey, you can bet there’s another either too discouraged to look for work or working part time who’d rather have a full-time job or else taking home less pay than before (I’m in the last category, now that the University of California has instituted pay cuts). And there’s yet another person who’s more fearful that he or she will be next to lose a job. In other words,...