Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

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

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Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Will Voter Suppression Skew Wisconsin Primary Results?
Republican voter suppression turned Arizona’s primary into a fiasco that forced people to wait in five-hour-long lines to vote. Many were turned away. Wisconsin Republicans are also disenfranchising citizens with laws designed to discourage voting by groups that might vote for Democrats. As many as...
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Friday, April 01, 2016
Trade Shapes Wisconsin Primary
Trade is again an issue in a midwestern primary state. The Wisconsin primary is Tuesday and Senator Bernie Sanders is pounding on his opposition to trade deals that have closed factories and cost jobs. A new poll shows this could be his path to success with voters. Trade A Major Issue In 2016...
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Thursday, March 24, 2016
A Corporate/Billionaire Austerity Budget Or A People’s Prosperity Budget
You’ve heard people ask, “How come they can come up with a couple trillion dollars to invade Iraq, or hundreds of billions for corporate tax cuts, but say we’re broke when we need to fix our infrastructure so pipes don’t contaminate children with lead poisoning?” The answer is that the priorities...
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Monday, March 21, 2016
Fact-Check This: Arrogance Of Elites Helps Drive The Trump Phenomenon
For some time now most of the people in this country have been under economic pressure. Pay is not going up very much or at all, while living costs keep rising. One recent statistic stands out – 63 percent of Americans would have difficulty raising $500 to cover an emergency, like a sudden need for...
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Monday, March 14, 2016
What’s The Problem With 'Free Trade'
Our country’s “free trade” agreements have followed a framework of trading away our democracy and middle-class prosperity in exchange for letting the biggest corporations dominate. There are those who say any increase in trade is good. But if you close a factory here and lay off the workers, open...
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Sunday, March 13, 2016
“Free Trade”: The Elites Are Selling It But The Public Is No Longer Buying
“Free trade”: The elites are selling it but the public is longer buying it. Look at the support for Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald Trump, especially in light of Sanders’ surprise 20-point comeback in this week’s Michigan primary. With primaries coming soon in Ohio, Illinois, Missouri...
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Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Auto Bailout Controversy: ‘Gotcha’ Politics vs. Building Trust
In Sunday’s Democratic presidential debate, just two days before Michigan’s primary takes place, Hillary Clinton dropped a ‘gotcha’ bomb on Bernie Sanders, saying Sanders “was against the auto bailout.” (Clinton is also running ads on Michigan radio making the same accusation.) From the transcript...
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The Sanders “Economic Plan” Controversy
“When you dare to do big things, big results should be expected. The Sanders program is big, and when you run it through a standard model, you get a big result.” – James K. Galbraith Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he wants the American people to join him and “fight for a...
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Thursday, February 04, 2016
Sanders Vows To Kill TPP If Elected. Will Clinton?
As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “free-trade” agreement was signed in New Zealand by representatives of the 12 participating countries, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders strongly voiced his opposition and committed to doing what he can to kill the deal if he is elected...
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Thursday, January 14, 2016
Clinton’s Pre-Iowa Assault On Sanders’ Medicare-For-All Plan
As the Iowa caucuses draw near and as Bernie Sanders closes in on Hillary Clinton in the polls, Clinton has started “attacking” (media word) Sanders’ proposals for providing universal health care through a Medicare-for-All plan. The corporate media largely covers the horse-race aspect of this as an...
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