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Entries by Dave Johnson from 01/2011

"Gut Or Shut" -- Is America Ready?

| Posted 01.04.2011 | Politics

Republicans are saying they are going to either gut the government or shut it down. They mean it. It's gut or shut, and they are not going to allow a third choice.

Understanding the Attacks on Public Employees

| Posted 01.07.2011 | Politics

A few Wall Street and big-corporate types are getting very rich (richer) at the expense of the rest of us. But don't blame us," Wall Street says, "Look over there!"

Pension Envy

| Posted 01.11.2011 | Politics

Circumstances in our economy today lead people to the wrong conclusions about unions. Working people feel increasingly powerless, and this weakens support for the institutions that would come to their assistance

They Even Filibustered the Public Printer!

| Posted 01.12.2011 | Politics

In a speech about the importance of filibuster reform, Senator John Kerry made the point that in the entire 19th century, fewer than two dozen filibusters were mounted.

"Half a Trillion In Cuts to Medicare"

| Posted 01.15.2011 | Politics

The voters do not want Social Security cut and any politician who goes against the wishes of the voters will face their wrath. And cutting Social Security will devastate seniors.

Filibuster: Make Them Talk

| Posted 01.18.2011 | Politics

Making filibustering senators talk all night gives the public an opportunity to rally, one way or the other. It also, frankly, puts on a show, which will engage the public, restoring interest in government. This is good and we should do it.

When You Close the Factory We Can't Make a Living

| Posted 01.20.2011 | Business

Next week, the President delivers his State of the Union speech. This is an opportunity to announce that we are going to do unto China as China is doing unto us. Enough!

State Of The Union -- Infrastructure And Jobs: Two Problems, One Solution

| Posted 01.25.2011 | Business

The way to get out of the debt is to invest in the human capital of the American people and grow out of the debt. The president took us in the right direction tonight, and should be thanked and congratulated.

Democracy Or Plutocracy? A Chart

| Posted 01.28.2011 | Politics