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Robert Reich: Why the Unemployed Are Ignored

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Robert Reich: Why the Unemployed Are Ignored

Post by Guest on Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:42 am

Crew of 42 has posted a new item, 'Robert Reich: Why the Unemployed Are Ignored'

Read this from former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich A sample from the
Huffington Post:

"... There's a third reason for Washington's inaction. It's not being talked
about -- which is itself evidence of the problem.

The unemployed are politically invisible. They don't make major campaign
donations. They don't lobby Congress. There's no National Association of
Unemployed [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://www.crewof42.com/?p=5908

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Re: Robert Reich: Why the Unemployed Are Ignored

Post by Guest on Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:12 am

Please, President Obama, offer this man the world to come back and take Austan Goolsbee positon! Take a cue from Clinton - we need Robert Reich right now!

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Re: Robert Reich: Why the Unemployed Are Ignored

Post by Ron S on Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:11 pm

I would wholeheartedly agree that Robert Reich would be a wonderful addition and would only seek to implement policies that would help the unemployed. I read his book last year "Aftershock" and highly recommend it. After reading his book I sent him a lengthy email, sort of like I tend to do in this forum from time to time. He was good enough to send me a personal response, which I have pasted in for your viewing pleasure. However, I would be very surprised if he elected to come back into public life, as he has a nice tenured professorship position going for himself at the University of California and extensively travels abroad .

--------Original Message --------
Subject: RE: Contact Me [#3645]
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2011 13:23:33 -0800
From: Robert B. Reich <rreich@berkeley.edu>


Thanks for your very thoughtful (and lengthy!) email. I believe unemployment insurance should be extended as long as the national unemployment level is over 8 percent. Whether the Republican House will agree, however, seems doubtful – unless the economy goes into a “double dip” and they’re confronted with the specter of another recession.

Best wishes for the new year.

Robert B. Reich
Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy
Goldman School of Public Policy
University of California, Berkeley

www.robertreich.org
Author, "AFTERSHOCK: The Next Economy and America's Future"

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Re: Robert Reich: Why the Unemployed Are Ignored

Post by Guest on Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:52 pm

Nice reply, I only get pre-formed e-mails. We appreciate your e-mail, blah, blah - we are working on it, etc.

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Re: Robert Reich: Why the Unemployed Are Ignored

Post by mj33 on Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:14 pm

With staying on the topic of this thread, as good as an economist Mr. Reich was with regards to accepting and approving the extension of UI under the Clinton regime, his statements on crewof42 site today are jsu that, statements which have no direct influence whatsoever anyway we look at it, and unfortunately its just rhetoric that kind of puts blame on the 'others' jus like administration and politicians continue to do. I support this man because he has conducted research in past so is not just a masters level economist policy analyst, but at same time undersand his positioning with his verbage here based on holding a prior federal position.

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Re: Robert Reich: Why the Unemployed Are Ignored

Post by Guest on Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:34 pm

Ron S wrote:I would wholeheartedly agree that Robert Reich would be a wonderful addition and would only seek to implement policies that would help the unemployed. I read his book last year "Aftershock" and highly recommend it. After reading his book I sent him a lengthy email, sort of like I tend to do in this forum from time to time. He was good enough to send me a personal response, which I have pasted in for your viewing pleasure. However, I would be very surprised if he elected to come back into public life, as he has a nice tenured professorship position going for himself at the University of California and extensively travels abroad .

--------Original Message --------
Subject: RE: Contact Me [#3645]
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2011 13:23:33 -0800
From: Robert B. Reich <rreich@berkeley.edu>


Thanks for your very thoughtful (and lengthy!) email. I believe unemployment insurance should be extended as long as the national unemployment level is over 8 percent. Whether the Republican House will agree, however, seems doubtful – unless the economy goes into a “double dip” and they’re confronted with the specter of another recession.

Best wishes for the new year.

Robert B. Reich
Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy
Goldman School of Public Policy
University of California, Berkeley

www.robertreich.org
Author, "AFTERSHOCK: The Next Economy and America's Future"

He has been very vocal lately and appeared on the Sunday talk show circuit this weekend. Hopefully he will see this as a challenge, and if offered, take the job, if only through the end of President Obama's first term. Professor Paul Krugman is also a very good choice for this job. I am hoping that Obama doesn't stick to his past record of appointing Wall St. executives who don't know the first thing about middle-class America.

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Re: Robert Reich: Why the Unemployed Are Ignored

Post by lendmeflight2 on Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:53 am

Obama has to get over this bipartisan crap. He has to stop appointing people from wall street to tell us how to fix the economy. He needs more radical people that will stand up and call for more regulation on wall street.

This is my beef with the president, be the liberal that I voted for.

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Re: Robert Reich: Why the Unemployed Are Ignored

Post by mistermunster on Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:40 am

Wall St. executives who don't know the first thing about middle-class America.

Wall Street doesn't give a RATS behind about the middle class of the USA. Once President Skippy gets that through that granite noggin of his, the maybe he'll do something. Now with polls in favor of Romney, I'm scared, real scared.

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Re: Robert Reich: Why the Unemployed Are Ignored

Post by New_Wave_Princess on Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:48 pm

I was an Obama supporter but he's let me down about this. When I saw his appoint a Wall Street executive who helped cause the breakdown I was livid and realized he doesn't get it. If a Republican gets in that would be devastating and you think it's bad now? it'll get worse.

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Re: Robert Reich: Why the Unemployed Are Ignored

Post by Guest on Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:50 pm

mistermunster wrote:Wall St. executives who don't know the first thing about middle-class America.

Wall Street doesn't give a RATS behind about the middle class of the USA. Once President Skippy gets that through that granite noggin of his, the maybe he'll do something. Now with polls in favor of Romney, I'm scared, real scared.
Are you serious??? I can't even imagine a President Romeny! affraid This is beyond scary, it will be the end of the road for all of us!

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Re: Robert Reich: Why the Unemployed Are Ignored

Post by Guest on Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:36 pm

I don't think these early polls reflect anything othere than a specific group being polled. He thinks the President is doing an awful job, okay, what's your plan Mr. Romney. Not one Republican has a plan other than further cutting taxes, which we all know, will create millions of jobs and wipe away the deficit NOT!!

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Re: Robert Reich: Why the Unemployed Are Ignored

Post by Guest on Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:35 pm

MaryKay wrote:I don't think these early polls reflect anything othere than a specific group being polled. He thinks the President is doing an awful job, okay, what's your plan Mr. Romney. Not one Republican has a plan other than further cutting taxes, which we all know, will create millions of jobs and wipe away the deficit NOT!!

Maybe the most accurate poll would be one from the citizens of Massachusetts, where he was a one term governor, and brought mandatory health coverage to the state. HYPOCRITE!! He used the people of MA as a stepping stone from being an exec with the US Olympics to his aspirations of being involved in national politics.

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Re: Robert Reich: Why the Unemployed Are Ignored

Post by mj33 on Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:48 pm

yes, nothing really worse than that , is there? Living the double standard lifestyle in such ways.

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