Former Bill Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich can always be counted on to fall on the super-progressive side when it comes to wealth and how it’s been obtained. The past few days have been no different:
Anyone who has a billion dollars either exploited a monopoly that should have been broken up, got inside information unavailable to other investors, bribed some politicians, or inherited the money from their parents (who did one of the above). https://t.co/pzVOxr1K7m
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) February 7, 2019
Painting all people with the same brush is bad, unless a progressive activist does it and the ones being painted are rich people:
But enough about @Tomsteyer.
— JWF (@JammieWF) February 8, 2019
Jealous much? pic.twitter.com/0ZsUGGMCUb
— Anita Miller ❌ (@FoxNewsMom) February 8, 2019
Jeff Bezos will deliver anything you want to your doorstep. You'll whine about evidence-free conspiracies. Amazing he's worth more. Although you still got rich peddling this crap.
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) February 8, 2019
Who gets to decide who is a *deserving* billionaire and who is not? You? Not on your life! https://t.co/SotZq8wgoF
— Bob Wakefield (@CockleburrSoft) February 10, 2019
We have no doubt Reich would really like that. But Frank Luntz has a homework assignment for Reich:
Robert, can you tell me which of your descriptions apply to the following billionaires?
• Steven Spielberg
• Michael Jordan
• George Lucas
• J.K. Rowling https://t.co/3Dn7MIiX7A
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) February 11, 2019
We’ll wait for an answer. #Crickets
Cornelius Vanderbilt (built railroad empire)
Henry Ford (invented: mass produced automobiles)
Elon Musk (invented: mass produced electric cars, reusable orbital launch vehicles), and
Bill Gates and Steve Jobs (responsible for all modern personal computing)
Would beg to differ. https://t.co/dYL0DsGDfp
— Preston Byrne (@prestonjbyrne) February 10, 2019
But since Reich is on the topic, would he care to tackle this one?
Can we take a look at Congress and people in government who became millionaires?
— IrritatedWoman™ (@irritatedwoman) February 11, 2019
This is the point where the “wealth inequality” activists who are working or have worked in government clear their throats and slowly back away.