Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson is a contributing blogger for the Campaign for America's Future.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 1:30am
This Isn’t Just Trump. This Is Who the Republicans Are.
So far President Donald Trump has signed very few bills. One lets coal companies dump waste into streams. Another lets oil companies bribe foreign dictators in secret. Now he is moving to block a Labor Department “fiduciary rule” that requires financial advisers to act in the best interests of...
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
#ResistTrumpTuesdays: Protect Our Protections on Valentine’s Day
President Donald Trump and his Republican-controlled Congress are getting ready to kill off our public “Dodd-Frank” protections passed after the financial crash, including killing or maiming the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Our lawmakers need to hear from us so they can know how we...
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Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 10:00am
Senator Warren Persists, We Persist
Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Raw Power Republicans — President Donald Trump along with lawmakers in the Senate and the House — have...
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 2:00pm
Trump Declares TPP Still Dead. So Now What?
President Trump formally withdrew the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Though TPP was killed by a long progressive fight that resulted in it not having the votes to pass Congress, of course, he took credit for killing it himself. TPP was another “trade” deal written in secret using a...
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Friday, January 6, 2017 - 10:30am
Billionaires Celebrate Their Own Social Security Freedom Day
Ninety-four percent of us pay into Social Security from every paycheck we receive. A few of us stop paying into Social Security in the first few working hours of the year. The “Tax Freedom Day” Scam Every year you hear a lot about Tax Freedom Day . This is the day the public supposedly has “earned...
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Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 12:45pm
"Corruption" Then And Now
Remember how the “news” media was going on and on about the Clinton Foundation — at least when they weren’t going on and on abut Hillary Clinton’s emails, or airing entire Trump rallies for free? Media “coverage” of the 2016 campaign was almost entirely devoid of discussion of the important issues...
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Friday, December 9, 2016 - 10:00am
Trump's Anti-Worker Punch Down Strategy
“You better keep your eye on your kids. We know what car you drive.” That’s the kind of threats a local union official is getting after President-presumed-Elect Donald Trump tweeted something bad about him. “You gonna die. Death is coming to you real soon.” A Florida woman is arrested for...
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Monday, November 28, 2016 - 3:00pm
Trump’s Absurd Plan To Dismantle Government’s Protections
Donald Trump released a video announcing his agenda for his “first day in office.” One of the things he said is, “I will formulate a rule which says that for every one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated.” Can we count the number of ways this is absurd and dangerous? Under Trump’...
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 8:45am
When A ‘Tax Bonanza’ Is Actually A Huge Corporate Tax Break
There is a push underway for a huge corporate tax break from the next administration. Multinational corporations owe more than $720 billion in taxes on profits stashed in tax havens. They are proposing to bring those profits back if the government lets them pay only a fraction of what’s owed. This...
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Monday, October 24, 2016 - 10:15am
Watch Out For The Coming Corporate Tax-Break Trickery
One of the biggest fights coming up in the newly elected Congress next year will be “corporate tax reform.” If you follow policy news you’ve been hearing that Congress wants to “reform” corporate taxes (again). When you hear talk of “reform” from our corporate-captured Congress it means you need to...
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