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Entries by Dave Johnson from 04/2012

Deficit Trouble -- Right Here in River City!

| Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

River City faces a terrible deficit, and if we don't cut spending on the things We, the People do for each other right now, there will be trouble. We...

Why Do So Many Elites Hate Social Security?

| Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

This week there was another big attack on Social Security by another elite. This time the attack comes from a columnist. These attacks never come from people who depend on these programs (i.e. almost all of us.) Why do the privileged elites hate Social Security so much?

The National Manufacturing Strategy Debate

| Posted 04.13.2012 | Business

The Obama administration recently describing the vital importance of a healthy manufacturing sector to our economy. But others say promoting manufacturing won't help revive our economy. So what's the story?

Corporations Supporting ALEC Are Risking Damage to Their Brands

| Posted 04.17.2012 | Business

Some companies are learning that supporting hyper-partisan groups can backfire when their customers find out about it.

Simpson-Bowles Zombie Returns

| Posted 04.18.2012 | Business

President Obama and many Democrats spent much of 2011 talking about deficits instead of doing something about jobs. Now, a too-close election is on the horizon and we're being forced back to talking about deficits instead of jobs.

1% Vs. 99% Battle Comes to GE Detroit Shareholder Meeting Tomorrow

| Posted 04.24.2012 | Detroit

The cause of our terrible economic inequality is clear: the 1% have too much power, and use that power to enrich themselves at the expense of the rest of us -- the 99%.

Why Does It Seem Everything Republicans Say and Do Is a Trick Or Lie?

| Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

In today's Progressive Breakfast: Republicans say student-loan interest rates are high because of "Obamacare." House Republicans are trying to block ...