Robert Reich says we have “two economies.” Talking like this, it’s a good thing he hasn’t had an affair.
Wouldn’t want his voice silenced, which is ironic since political A-holes like David Vitter, John Ensign, and Newt Gingrich remain free to lie after getting caught committing adultery. Newt Gingrich, who cheated on his 1st wife with is 2nd then his 2nd with his 3rd, all after issuing the first one divorce papers while she was in the hospital recovering from cancer surgery, hasn’t been politically exiled like John Edwards has he? Instead, he’s preparing to run for President. David Vitter just got reelected to the Senate after getting caught wearing a diaper in a hotel room with a prostitute, but Elliot Spitzer was forced out. The FEC didn’t even bother investigating how John Ensign’s mistress-wife-of-a-campaign-aide ended up with $86,000, but a spectacle is being made of Edwards in federal court just so they can “find out” if he used campaign money as hush money.
I could care less who cheats on who. It’s their personal business, and last I checked, it didn’t hurt the job performances of FDR, Eisenhower, or JFK. But clearly there’s a double standard these days, as usual. Corporate-friendly, plutocracy-enabler…no one cares. Take on Wall Street or monetary rule, get banished.
But, not to take away from Reich’s op-ed. The real division in this country is clearly “top vs. bottom”, not “left vs. right.”
The Jobs Report, and America’s Two Economies
The U.S. economy added just 36,000 jobs in January, according to today’s report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Remember, 125,000 are needed just to keep up with the increase in the population of Americans wanting and needing work. And 300,000 a month are needed — continuously, for five years — if we’re to get back to anything like the employment we had before the Great Recession.
In other words, today’s employment report should be sending alarm bells all over official Washington…
We have two economies. The first is in recovery. The second remains in a continuous depression…
Too bad the kind of obvious truth in Reich’s piece stands out so much when you hear it because you so rarely do. All our so-called “Representatives” should be saying the same thing…then maybe we’d go back to a time when the media wasn’t all tabloid journalism, and they couldn’t target politicians who do speak out when they aren’t doing any more than the rest of them.