(News Busters)—Former Clinton labor secretary turned MSNBC contributor Robert Reich has a truly nutty solution for America’s current economic woes.
Writing at the perilously liberal Huffington Post Tuesday, Reich called for some of the top employers in the nation to unionize.
“Almost a quarter of all jobs in America now pay wages below the poverty line for a family of four,” wrote Reich. “The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates 7 out of 10 growth occupations over the next decade will be low-wage — like serving customers at big-box retailers and fast-food chains.”
“Wealthy Americans,” he continued, “would do better with smaller shares of a rapidly-growing economy than with the large shares they now possess of an economy that’s barely moving.”
As a result, they should “support public investments in education and job-training, a world-class infrastructure (transportation, water and sewage, energy, internet), and basic research — all of which would make the American workforce more productive.”
Hold on to your seats!
“If they were rational they’d even support labor unions.”
That’s right. In Reich’s view, employers should support unions coming in and telling them how much they should pay their employees.
This is akin to Al Gore wanting more cars built, more oil drilled, and more coal mined.
But Reich wasn’t done.