Robert Reich’s attempt to put Elon Musk’s wealth ‘into perspective’ only highlights his seething envy Posted at 11:21 am on October 7, 2021 by Sarah D Share on Facebook Share on Twitter It’s good to be Elon Musk.How good, exactly? Well, good enough to piss off Robert Reich. Musk recently hit a pretty major milestone, and Reich didn’t waste any time trying to crap all over it:Elon Musk's wealth surpassed $200 billion this week. To put that into perspective, it would take the median U.S. worker 4,815,216 years to make that much.— Robert Reich (@RBReich) October 6, 2021Thanks for your perspective, Robert.So? https://t.co/zrpzJVV55a— EEE(d) (@EEElverhoy) October 7, 2021So what?@RBReich https://t.co/ksbn8rNxXU— Nathan (@Nathan18207294) October 7, 2021So what. https://t.co/wVuHbgWXPu— Leslie McAdoo Gordon (@McAdooGordon) October 7, 2021 Trending Glenn Greenwald's take on Matt Taibbi and Elon Musk's 'Twitter Files' revelations does not disappoint Elon Musk helps explain 'what really happened with the Hunter Biden story suppression' (WOW) So Robert’s mad, OK?How much of that do you want him to pay in taxes? Or is it just envy?— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 6, 2021It’s envy, of course.Nothing exposes complaints about wealth disparity as masked expressions of jealousy like the idea that it's unfair that the median U.S. worker makes a fraction of the wealth of the literal richest man on the planet. https://t.co/OYMwBS6EIg— Noam "MF Blum" (@neontaster) October 7, 2021Also Robert Reich is worth millions, received hundreds of thousands of dollars in salary from a public university, and charges $40,000 an hour for public speaking. Can rich people stop lecturing us on the evils of wealth?— Noam "MF Blum" (@neontaster) October 7, 2021You make the average worker's yearly salary in an hour. pic.twitter.com/6hvODP4vnu— Noam "MF Blum" (@neontaster) October 7, 2021As much as Robert Reich has made from railing against money, it still can’t hold a candle to Elon Musk’s wealth. And that’s the real problem here, isn’t it?I'm additionally confused by the notion that wealth taxes are always painted as miniscule % increases that amount to a lot of raw dollars. But if that's true, Elon Musk will still be worth hundreds of billions anyway. So what's the endgame of this complaining?— Noam "MF Blum" (@neontaster) October 7, 2021His taxation lectures always apply to the 1%, which is convenient since Reich is in the top 2% in terms of wealth. https://t.co/uWboAKuiwX— Noam "MF Blum" (@neontaster) October 7, 2021As long as Robert Reich doesn’t have more money than literally everyone else, he will continue to inveigh against wealth. Guess we might as well get comfortable, because we’re gonna be listening to him complain for a while.The American dream can suck a dick, I guess. https://t.co/MWITbpnIw1— FSakes (@FSakes1000) October 7, 2021Robert Reich’s entire livelihood depends on convincing Americans that the American Dream is beyond their reach. Nice work if you can get it. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Tags: Elon MuskmoneyRobert Reichwealth recent stories Media Ben Collins’ pissiness over Matt Taibbi and Elon Musk’s ‘Twitter Files’ speaks volumes about modern MSM Social Media Elon Musk (and Matt Taibbi) help explain ‘what really happened with the Hunter Biden story suppression’ (WOW); Updated Entertainment Tyler Fischer’s impression of every liberal news show FUNNIEST damn thing you’ll see today (watch) Login to VIP or Join VIP to Comment To change your comments display name, click here.