Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

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

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Supreme Court Appears Ready To Bankrupt Public-Employee Unions
After a decades-long effort to place ideologically committed “movement” members in the judicial branch of government, funded by extremely wealthy individuals and their corporations, it looks like the resulting corporate/conservative wing of the Supreme Court is ready to make a ruling that would...
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Monday, January 04, 2016
Debate Schedule Is Allowing GOP To Frame Election Narrative
There’s just no way around it: the Democrats are intentionally hiding their presidential candidates from the public. The last Democratic presidential debate was buried on a Saturday night up against the opening of Star Wars. Naturally it drew a fraction of earlier Republican debate audiences – and...
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Wednesday, December 23, 2015
The Country Is Moving Left
It might not seem so in the middle of a day’s news cycle, especially with that news always being about Donald Trump, but 2015 marked a year of change in a progressive direction. And the country is solidly behind this move. Progressive Victories In 2015 The country is moving in a progressive...
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Monday, December 07, 2015
Does Clinton Really Oppose TPP? There Is A Test For That
Many people have come to believe politicians say what they need to say to win, and then turn on them. If Hillary Clinton wants to win the Democratic nomination and inspire people to vote for her in the general election, she must find ways to overcome this voter skepticism. There is one test that,...
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Friday, December 04, 2015
The Sanders Corporate Tax Reform Plan
In the recent post, “How The Clinton and Sanders Infrastructure Plans Measure Up,” I mistakenly wrote that candidate Bernie Sanders does not yet have a corporate tax proposal: Clinton’s infrastructure plan says only that it will be paid for through “business tax reform.” It does not detail the...
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Saturday, November 21, 2015
Shouldn’t Social Security Recipients Get A CEO-Sized Raise?
CEOs got an average 3.9 percent pay increase last year. This increase is subsidized by taxpayers because corporations can deduct it as an expense. Meanwhile, America’s struggling seniors will receive no cost-of-living allowance (COLA) increase next year because the COLA doesn’t take into account...
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Monday, November 16, 2015
Saturday’s Democratic Debate: Does 9/11 Justify Wall Street Donations?
The Democratic candidates debated for the second time Saturday evening, in Des Moines, Iowa. Because of the terrible terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut, the emphasis of the beginning of the debate focused on a discussion of terrorism, national security and foreign relations. After the first half...
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Thursday, October 22, 2015
Demands Increase For Investigating Exxon’s Funding Of Climate Denial
Exxon and other fossil fuel companies may have committed a crime of enormous proportions, and more and more elected officials and others are demanding an investigation. The charge is that Exxon scientists and management knew since the late 1970s that the company’s product was helping cause our...
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Clinton vs Sanders vs O’Malley On Fixing Banking
How do we fix Wall Street, a.k.a. “the banks”? How do the candidates compare? This question came up in the first Democratic debate and there has been lots of online commentary on this since. The first place to look, of course, is CAF’s Candidate Scorecard . “The Candidate Scorecard measures the...
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Tuesday, October 06, 2015
What You Should Know About That Completed TPP “Trade” Deal
Countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) say they have reached a deal. So here it comes. Monday morning it was announced that a “ Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Is Reached ,” presented as much as a foreign policy success as a “trade” deal. “The United States, Japan and 10...
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