Robert Reich: Beware Paul Ryan
Former Secretary of Labor warns us about the new speakers plans to make the rich richer
Robert Reich is an American political economist, professor, author, and political commentator and served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997. Reich is pro-union, saying "Unionization is not just good for workers in unions, unionization is very, very important for the economy overall, and would create broad benefits for the United States." He also favors raising the federal minimum wage to $15/hr over three years, believing that it will not adversely impact big business, and will increase higher value worker availability. Reich regularly creates videos and content for moveon.org and sends out his vids via email. Like most of you, UCOMM is on his list and this one is a must see.
House Speaker Paul Ryan is a font of terrible ideas, and he’s hell-bent on using them to embolden conservatives and influence Republican presidential candidates.1
In Beware Paul Ryan, my latest video with MoveOn, I lay out seven of Speaker Ryan’s most dangerous notions and the path our nation should take instead.
Please watch and share this two-minute video now so we can all keep a wary eye on the ultra-ambitious Ryan as he angles to lead Congress—and our country—deeper down the rabbit hole of right-wing policies.
Slashing Social Security and Medicare. Cutting taxes for the wealthiest Americans and corporations. These are the same destructive and ill-gotten ideas we’ve heard before from Speaker Ryan, but they demand a laser focus now that he’s House Speaker and gearing up for a presidential election year.
Please watch and share Beware Paul Ryan now. —Robert Reich