Robert Reich – Jan 29, 2021
Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains why corporate CEOs taking a stand against Trump and his enablers don’t deserve any accolades.
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CEOs are being hailed – and hailing themselves – as guardians of democracy. That’s after saying they will no longer donate to the 147 Republican members of Congress who objected to the certification of Biden electors, on the basis of Trump’s lies about widespread fraud.
Rubbish. They only acted after Democrats took power. Corporate CEOs didn’t save our democracy. They helped destroy it.
For years, big corporations have been assaulting democracy with big money, drowning out the voices and needs of ordinary Americans, and fueling much of the anger and cynicism that opened the door to Trump in the first place.
Make no mistake: These CEOs and their corporations don’t actually care about protecting democracy. They care only about protecting their bottom line.