Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

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

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Real Solutions For Tax Day, Not Bogus Tax Reforms
We are in a time of fantasy proposals from our country’s “leaders.” What We the People need is real policy proposals to address our real problems. “Tax Reform” Next up on the Trump/billionaire/corporate agenda in Congress is “tax reform.” Whenever you hear Republicans talking about “reform” of...
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Saturday, April 15, 2017
Trump's Goldman Sachs Vampire Squid Presidency
The things that come out of President Trump’s mouth seem to depend on who he talks to or what he sees on TV in the minutes immediately preceding his mouth motion. Based on his recent switchbacks, Trump has been spending a LOT of time talking to the alums of Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs who...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Deplaning of United Passenger Shows Why We Need Corporate Regulation
In a democracy, We the People are in charge. We are the boss of the corporations. At least that’s how it’s supposed to work. Apparently, that isn’t so much the way it is anymore. The United States used to regulate corporations to protect people from concentrated power. Now concentrated power has...
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Friday, April 07, 2017
Join The Resistance: Resistance Recess Starts This Weekend
After hearing from We the People, the Republican Congress didn’t take away our health care after all! Lesson learned: keep it up. So many people have been calling their representative and senators, showing up at their offices and especially at their town hall meetings, and it is having an effect...
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Should We Pay the Rich to Build Infrastructure, Then Pay Them to Use It?
It’s starting to look like President Trump’s promised $1-trillion plan to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure will be as bad for us as his health care plan turned out to be. Infrastructure Report Card The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has issued their 2017 Infrastructure Report Card ...
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Monday, March 13, 2017
Trump’s China Trademarks Violate the Constitution
During the campaign Donald Trump pledged that “on day one” as president, he would label China a currency manipulator. Then he didn’t. Then China granted Trump’s businesses lucrative trademarks he has been seeking. Coincidence? "On Day One" On the campaign trail, Trump repeated again and again that...
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Regulation Repeals Show ‘The Swamp’ Is Rising
Time and again, Candidate Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp in Washington.” He swore to curb lobbying of government by special interest groups to procure favors for their clients. But instead, President Trump has cut out the middleman – he’s gone directly into the business of of corporate...
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Saturday, March 04, 2017
Trump’s Spectacle Misdirects Us From Our Government’s Destruction
Making people “Look over there!” is a classic magician’s trick. The magician misdirects the audience’s attention, while palming a coin or putting a dove in a pocket. Misdirection is also used by con men far and wide. The Trump Spectacle The public is being misdirected by the spectacle thus far of...
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Thursday, March 02, 2017
Stop Trump’s Privatization Agenda
President Trump is said to be preparing to privatize key public services, including the Veterans Administration (VA), public schools, and public broadcasting, expanding private prisons and launching a privatized infrastructure program. Republicans in Congress want to go even further, to privatize...
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Saturday, February 18, 2017
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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