Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich had harsh words for America's response to the coronavirus pandemic's economic impacts, which have cost 13 million Americans the jobs they held last winter.
Reich began by blasting Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who has gotten even richer during the economic catastrophe.
In the middle of a pandemic and a global economic crisis, Jeff Bezos cashed out $3B in Amazon stock this week. At… https://t.co/u4zwIMU0M8— Robert Reich (@Robert Reich)1596810025.0
And then the July employment numbers were released.
13 million fewer people working today than in February.— Robert Reich (@Robert Reich)1596812057.0
Reich was not just focused on the unemployment crisis, but also America's health care crisis.
While insurance companies and pharmaceutical giants rake in huge profits during the pandemic, the American people a… https://t.co/1qdP5k8WIp— Robert Reich (@Robert Reich)1596818286.0
Don't believe Trump and Republicans in Congress when they claim we can't afford to provide health care for all Amer… https://t.co/F9JmWggou6— Robert Reich (@Robert Reich)1596830366.0
Corporate health insurance companies are raking in huge profits during the pandemic: CVS Health: $3B Anthem: $2.3B… https://t.co/2Qge30Xk9I— Robert Reich (@Robert Reich)1596832033.0