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Entries by Dave Johnson from 06/2011

Close The Social Security "Cap" Tax Loophole!

| Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

Most people don't know that there is a huge loophole in the Social Security tax. Believe it or not, after $107K income you don't pay the Social Secur...

Jobs Fix Deficits

| Posted 06.02.2011 | Business

Republicans understand that making things worse now helps Republicans later. The question is why aren't Democrats and the President focusing on making things better now to help themselves and all of us later?

Trade Agreements Kill Jobs, Wages, Democracy

| Posted 06.03.2011 | Business

Our trade agreements have pitted working people in countries that do not protect rights or people against the working people here who fought to win the protections of democracy. The result has been devastating.

10 Years Since Bush Tax Cuts: Why The Onion Was Right

| Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

Everything The Onion declared in jest became true right down to the Bush administration proposing to sell national parks.

Businesses Won't Hire Until Customers Start Walking In The Door

| Posted 06.09.2011 | Business

Businesses are fed by their customers, not by tax cuts. Tax cuts only feed deficits. Customers coming in the door is what causes businesses to hire.

Concern Over Republican Embrace of the Ayn Rand Poison

| Posted 06.10.2011 | Politics

Disciples of Ayn Rand's philosophy of selfishness now dominate the thinking of the leadership of the conservative movement and the Republican Party. There is no way around it.

How Free Trade Made Democracy A Disadvantage

| Posted 06.24.2011 | Business

This is my presentation from last week's Netroots Nation panel session: Revitalizing Manufacturing: The Road to Renewed Job Growth. Click through for...

The Not-So-Loyal Opposition

| Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

In the debt-ceiling debate Republicans are holding the country hostage again, demanding that the country shift to a radical pro-big-corporate/big-weal...