Tag Archives: Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich

ABC This Week’s Economic Panel: Jobless Recovery. The Barefoot Accountant’s commentary, analysis, and response.

On ABC’s “This Week”, Robert Reich and Senator Shelby argued about the way to create jobs. Reich argued that a massive jobs bill, comparable to that of the Great Depression’s WPA, is needed to haul us out of this jobless economy; whereas Senator Shelby argues for further tax reductions on the rich and corporations, advocating voodoo economics of how if we give the cake to the rich, they will give us crumbs. Continue reading

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The meeting. Budget talks stalled again.

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich explains who needs to budge to solve the country’s budget problems. Continue reading

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GOP: Gas & Oil Party. Oil companies preserve profits as gas prices rise.

Congressman Peter DeFazio of Oregon, who serves on the House Natural Resources Committee, talks with Cenk Uygur and Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich about oil corporations increasing their profits as gas prices climb. Continue reading

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Battle over taxes heats up. GOP Republicans: of the rich, by the rich, for the rich

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich explains whether President Barack Obama will stand by his plan to call for an end to the Bush tax cuts to help raise revenue. Continue reading

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GOP Spins Jobs Report: House Speaker John Boehner Claims that the Stimulus Plan Caused the Dismal Jobs Report

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich fact checks House Speaker John Boehner’s claims that the stimulus plan caused the dismal jobs report Continue reading

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