iOS app Android app

Entries by Dave Johnson from 09/2010

Romer Says More Stimulus Needed; Right Says Stimulus Killed Recovery

| Posted 09.02.2010 | Politics

Under conservative policies everything was spiraling downwards. The stimulus clearly worked and stopped the death sprial, but was not enough.

Labor Day: Labor Got It Right -- Who Could Have Known?

| Posted 09.03.2010 | Politics

"Who could have known?" That's the cry from the big-corporate and D.C. elite as the economy and the environment and so many important things crash ar...

American Jobs Tragedy

| Posted 09.04.2010 | Politics

The DC and business elite don't feel it. They explain the problem by blaming the people they put out of work, saying the unemployed are just lazy, and unemployment checks keep them from looking for work.

Incredibly Obvious Things in Front of Our Faces

| Posted 09.08.2010 | Politics

Tax increases did not slow the economy or cost jobs, and tax cuts did not create jobs. It's obvious, right in front of our faces. So how do conservatives distract from this fact? Well, they just lie!

Social Security: Policy By Fairy Tale

| Posted 09.09.2010 | Politics

Lots of kids believe in Santa Claus. This is because people repeat the fable to kids over and over, telling them that Santa Claus will deliver presen...

To Fix the Economy, Raise Wages

| Posted 09.09.2010 | Business

To fix the economy we have to fix wages. Increased wages will restore demand. The changes that will increase wages will help restore democracy.

Social Security Proposal: Make Them Work -- Longer

| Posted 09.14.2010 | Politics

Update - please see RJ Eskow's post, As The Aging Stoop To Their Labors, Prosperous Pundits Lecture Them About Sacrifice DC is talking about cutting ...

Welcome Home, Tire Jobs

| Posted 09.16.2010 | Business

What was the result of Obama's decision to actually enforce trade laws? Did the world end? Did it start a "trade war" with China? No. The result was that jobs started to return.

Listening To Conservatives Is Making Us Poor And Poorer

| Posted 09.17.2010 | Politics

Who counts and who doesn't count? We hear so much about the "middle class" but rarely about the plight of the poor. And of course we hear again and ...

Third World America: Reagan Revolution Drags Us Down

| Posted 09.20.2010 | Politics

The recession ended in June, 2009? No one told the millions of unemployed. And last week we got more bad news: 44 million of us living in poverty.

Why Some Corporate Interests Oppose China Currency Bill

| Posted 09.23.2010 | Business

It is important to understand that some of the country's most powerful entrenched, wealthy interests no longer depend on the success of America's economy and the prosperity of our people.

How Tax Brackets Work -- $250,001 Will Pay Five Cents More Tax

| Posted 09.24.2010 | Politics

This discussion of whether to get rid of the Bush tax cuts for the rich has been a learning experience. I have been listening on the radio and readin...

Consensus Grows: Confront China on Trade

| Posted 09.27.2010 | Business

One after another, our business leaders and economists are realizing that the "free trade" ideology has not worked out very well for the U.S.. We were told by the "experts" that new jobs would replace those lost. They didn't.

Women Confront Deficit Commission Over Social Security

| Posted 09.29.2010 | Politics

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture. I am a Fellow with CAF. Last month Former Senator ...