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Entries by Dave Johnson from 08/2010

Exporting Jobs Is Not "Trade," It Evades Democracy's Protections

| Posted 08.02.2010 | Business

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture as part of the Making It In America project. I am a ...

Tax Cuts Leave Nothing Behind: Infrastructure Investment Leaves Behind Infrastructure

| Posted 08.02.2010 | Politics

If we spend money on tax cuts, the next year we only have debt and pay interest on the debt. For a clear example, just look at the damage the Bush tax cuts have done to the country. They left behind worse than nothing.

Do We Need a Democracy Tariff?

| Posted 08.03.2010 | Business

We can and should set a "Democracy Tariff" on goods that come from countries that do not protect their workers and/or environment.

If 60+ Organizations Representing 30+ Million People Gave a Press Conference In A Forest ...

| Posted 08.03.2010 | Politics

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture. I am a Fellow with CAF. If more than 60 organizati...

What Social Security Report Says vs. What They Tell You It Says

| Posted 08.05.2010 | Media

Social Security is not broken. If we fight the myths and the anti-government lies it will be there for all of us.

Dear Senate: Roll Out the Cots! People Need to See Cots!

| Posted 08.06.2010 | Politics

The latest obstruction: Senate Rejects Fed Nominee This is bullshit. "The Senate" didn't "reject" the Fed nominee, ONE Senator placed a "hold" on th...

Tax Cuts Are Theft

| Posted 08.09.2010 | Politics

Conservatives like to say that taxes are theft. In fact it is tax cuts that are theft because they break a long-standing contract: The American Social Contract.

Unpaved: Out-Of-Cash America Undoing Its Infrastructure

| Posted 08.10.2010 | Politics

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture as part of the Making It In America project. I am a ...

Is It A Social Security OR A Deficit Commission?

| Posted 08.10.2010 | Politics

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture. I am a Fellow with CAF. Ever since President Obama...

Our Growth Is Outsourced, Like Our Jobs

| Posted 08.11.2010 | Business

In the news today, a familiar story: imports increased, exports declined. We're importing shiploads of stuff and sending the ships back filled with cash -- and what's left of our future.

Social Security: A Divide Between DC and the Rest Of Us

| Posted 08.12.2010 | Politics

The DC-elite think that "the responsible thing to do" is to cut Social Security benefits. The public who they are supposed to represent overwhelmingly thinks that Social Security is one of the few remaining lifelines and must not be cut.

Now We Know What Public Wants - Get Candidates On The Record

| Posted 08.13.2010 | Politics

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture. I am a Fellow with CAF. Tomorrow is the 75th birth...

China Springs The Trap

| Posted 08.13.2010 | Business
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This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture as part of the Making It In America project. I am a ...

Five Things People "Know"

| Posted 08.23.2010 | Politics

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture. I am a Fellow with CAF. The things that people "kn...

Congress: Act Now to Preempt the Catfood Commission

| Posted 08.24.2010 | Politics

Congress should preempt the commission from targeting Social Security by making it clear that they will not accept cuts or an increase in the retirement age.

Boehner Trade Plan: Go Back to Disaster

| Posted 08.25.2010 | Business

Shorter Boehner: Our economic policies destroyed the country's economy and millions of lives, but it made a few of my buddies really REALLY rich, so let's do more of it.

Simpson Social Security Comments Highlight Battle of Democracy vs. Plutocracy

| Posted 08.26.2010 | Politics

This country that was once run by "We, the People" has become a country where the ruling elites can talk about the public as babies, the unemployed as parasites who are jobless because they are "lazy."

America Is Strong When Our Unions Are Strong

| Posted 08.30.2010 | Business

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture as part of the Making It In America project. I am a ...

SS On The Table, But BS Not?

| Posted 08.31.2010 | Politics

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture. I am a Fellow with CAF. The President has a commis...