Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

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

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Friday, July 26, 2013
Republicans Sabotaging, Not Governing. This Is Who They Are Now.
Imagine a political party that keeps government from helping people, because that might lead people to support government. Imagine a political party that hurts parts of the country because those parts tend to not vote the way they want.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The IRS “Scandal” Was A Set-Up
I have been writing about the so-called IRS “scandal.” It turns out the whole thing was a set-up from the start. Republicans told the Inspector General to make it look like only conservative groups received scrutiny from the IRS, but all groups received the normal scrutiny. And no one was “targeted” for “extra scrutiny.”
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Friday, May 31, 2013
The June Fight Over Student Loans
Today President Obama is joining college students at a White House event launching a new push to keep student loan rates from doubling in July. Among the various plans offered, Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s plan is the most affordable for students, while the Republican plan tries to “make money” off of students using fluctuating “market rates.”
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Friday, May 24, 2013
Another Bridge Falls — Fixing Infrastructure Fixes Jobs And Deficits
Another aging highway bride falls , cars and people in the water… This problem was well-known and urgent years ago!
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Latest Lie: IRS Targeted Conservatives
Remember the video of the guy in the “pimp costume” who got advice from ACORN employees on how to run his prostitution ring? Turns out the whole story was just a lie, a doctored-video smear job on an important organization. The guy never wore a “pimp costume” and the real, undoctored videos showed that ACORN employees did nothing wrong. But a lie travels around the world before the corporate media bothers to check the facts. The “news” media blasted the story everywhere, and Congress was so outraged they forced ACORN to close its doors.
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Monday, April 29, 2013
Sequester Closes Cancer Clinic Doors, Congress Does Nothing
Affluent business flyers inconvenienced by delays = national emergency that Congress immediately fixes. Cancer clinics closing = Congress does squat, goes home. This is just one more story of our corrupt times.
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Friday, April 26, 2013
Congress Acts In Hours For Affluent, Ignores People In Need
There was a flaw in the “sequester” — it hit some people who are not poor. The sequester budget cuts caused delays for business travelers (and members of Congress) and the Congress acted in hours. Meanwhile the elderly, poor, homeless, disabled, hungry and unemployed experience dramatic cutbacks. And 750,000 layoffs in 2013 will result.
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Thursday, April 25, 2013
What Does It Mean To Be An “American” Corporation?
What does it mean to be an American? What does it mean to be an American corporation? An article in the Wall Street Journal the other day should trigger questions like these. WSJ: Domestic-Based Multinationals Hiring Overseas ,
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Corporate Media STILL Refuse To Cover Progressive Budget, Fall In Deficit
The House Progressive Caucus’ “Back To Work Budget” was announced almost a week ago, and the “mainstream media” still refuse to cover it. So the public doesn’t have the information it needs to make an informed decision. The Back to Work Budget is literally forced out of the discussion by being kept out of the news.
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Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Our Current Economic Mess, Explained With Headlines
I was doing research, gathering headlines for a post. But the headlines told a story of their own. So here they are: 2010 November 2010, Corporate Profits Hit New Record, U.S. Workers Still Struggling 2011
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