Liberal millionaire economist Robert Reich is urging the peasant class to “work together” to defeat the rich, adding that, “if we stand in solidarity, we will win.”
Never forget this: Working people outnumber the billionaires and CEOs by a huge margin. If we stand in solidarity, we will win.— Robert Reich (@RBReich) February 7, 2022
“Never forget this: Working people outnumber the billionaires and CEOs by a huge margin. If we stand in solidarity, we will win,” Reich tweeted Monday, apparently forgetting that he’s worth about $4 million while the average American makes around $54k a year. hen again, perhaps that’s why Reich notably chose to target “billionaires” in his (presumably metaphorical) call to arms, rather than those who're simply worth a mere 74 times the everyday working person.
It’s not a detail that was lost on the internet, though.
You’re worth $4 million. Stop with this fake “we” nonsense.— Brittany Hughes (@RealBrittHughes) February 8, 2022
It used to be "millionaires" until capitalism lifted too many boats to make that demagoguery work. Like Robert Reich, for example, with a net worth of $4M. So now it's "billionaires." Give capitalism enough time and it'll be "trillionaires." https://t.co/PhMNJHjqr1 https://t.co/S9z6iR1f9A— Casey Mattox (@CaseyMattox_) February 8, 2022
Robert Reich is worth $4 million— Whole Mars Catalog (@WholeMarsBlog) June 29, 2021
If we need to tax the rich, let’s start with him pic.twitter.com/K6TdGQ9Dob
Reich, who worked under multiple presidents including Jimmy Carter, and who also once tweeted that Democrats should physically assault Krysten Sinema for refusing to vote along party lines against the filibuster, failed to explain what exactly “we” will “win” if we stand against billionaires and the heads of companies that create jobs and employ millions of Americans, or how sheer numbers will achieve that end.
But however this hypothetical battle goes down, I assume the grand prize will involve watching yourself get replaced by a kiosk.