Dave Johnson

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

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 8:30am
How "Citibank Budget" Push Foreshadows "Fast Track" For Trade Deals
It is worth examining how the process was rigged to push that budget deal through Congress over the weekend that contained Citibank-written derivative deregulation and all kinds of other goodies for the rich and powerful. That’s because the “cromnibus” formula will be formalized in the next big...
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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 3:00pm
Take Action: Stop The Citibank Budget – No More Rigged Backroom Deals
The “Citibank budget” has not passed the Senate. There is time to fight this giveaway to Wall Street. Call your senators today and tell them take the Citibank bailout part out or block the budget. Tell them to let Wall Street know that their days of controlling our government are over. Tell them, “...
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 8:15am
Budget Cuts Don’t Save Money
Cutting federal spending doesn’t “save money” – certainly not the way conservatives in Congress and in the states have been doing it. If you cut the Internal Revenue Service budget, that obviously increases the deficit because it lowers the government’s ability to collect tax revenue. If you cut...
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 1:30pm
Will Republicans Block Action On Corporations Abandoning the US?
There is legislation before Congress to do something about corporations renouncing their US “citizenship.” The odds are that Republicans will block it — and not just because they have obstructed everything else. There is a wave of news about corporations using a technicality called an “inversion”...
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Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 9:00am
Austerity Has Made Europe’s Depression Longer Than In The 1930s
Europe’s economic depression has now lasted longer than the Great Depression of the 1930s. Meanwhile, America’s “Great Recession” also drags on thanks to cutbacks in government spending since the stimulus. Europe’s leaders somehow were convinced that austerity – “deficit reduction” through cutbacks...
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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 8:45am
Shouldn’t Giant Corporations Pay Taxes They Owe?
A huge, huge giveaway of tax money to giant corporations is rolling down the tracks at us. If it happens, this tax giveaway would be second only to the bank bailouts on the list of schemes to give money to private corporations. (Except, with the bailouts we got some of that money back.) Giant,...
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 7:00am
CEO Pay Soars As Worker Pay Stagnates
How’s your job going – if you even have one? The odds are very, very high that you haven’t seen a raise in a long time. Or maybe you were laid off and found a new job at half your old pay. They say this is the “new normal.” Meanwhile, CEO pay just keeps climbing and climbing and climbing (and...
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Friday, April 4, 2014 - 10:00am
Why We Need A 10.4 Million Jobs Plan
It doesn’t matter what Friday’s report of the March job numbers shows. If you listed our national problems in order of priority and immediacy, jobs has to be at or near the top.
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Friday, March 28, 2014 - 7:11am
NAFTA At 20: “A Vehicle To Increase Profits At The Expense Of Democracy”
Thursday the AFL-CIO released a new report, NAFTA at 20 . The report makes the point that, “On the whole, NAFTA-style agreements have proved to be primarily a vehicle to increase corporate profits at the expense of workers, consumers, farmers, communities, the environment and even democracy itself.”
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 7:10am
How TPP Would Harm You At the Drug Store and On The Internet
A law affecting content on the Internet that was rejected by Congress shows up in a trade agreement designed to bypass and override Congress. Small, innovative companies that manufacture low-cost, generic drugs find their products blocked.
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