Former Bill Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich now spends plenty of time slamming billionaires and ironically making a very decent living by teaching all about income inequality.
The billionaire Reich had in his sights this week was Tesla’s Elon Musk:
Tesla forced all workers to take a 10 percent pay cut from mid-April until July. In the same period, Tesla stock skyrocketed and CEO Elon Musk’s net worth quadrupled from $25 billion to over $100 billion.
Musk is a modern-day robber baron.
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) September 8, 2020
Musk fired back the mother of all reality checks:
All Tesla workers also get stock, so their compensation increased proportionately. You are a modern day moron.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 9, 2020
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) September 10, 2020
If Reich knows the “proper” way to run a company maybe he could find someone willing to put him in charge of one (but it would probably be a neverending search).
Hard not to cheer for Elon Musk. He’s frisky and actually wants to build stuff. https://t.co/3rV0Rg0ZO3
— Max Nordau (@MaxNordau) September 10, 2020
This is social media Hall of Fame material here.
Honestly, this might be the greatest smackdown ever posted to a social media site.
(Expletive Deleted) inspirational.
— ?? The Stylist Set Me Up ?? (@FollywoodBen) September 10, 2020
— Jared (@funylibertarian) September 9, 2020
— YuriyM (@yuriym) September 10, 2020
The narrative certainly is all that matters to Dems like Reich.