Stories by Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson is the lead blogger at Seeing the Forest, a Fellow at Campaign for America's Future, a Senior Fellow at Renew California (and their Speak Out California site) and a Fellow at the Commonweal Institute. subscribe to Dave Johnson's feed

Posted on: Sep 1, 2016, Source: Blog for Our Future

Courts so powerful, neither citizens nor governments can appeal the rulings.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2016, Source: The Smirking Chimp

The Friedrichs case involves a lawsuit from anti-union groups that want to stop public-employee unions from collecting dues from non-members.

Posted on: May 1, 2015, Source: Curbing Wall St. Project

The TPP – an agreement negotiated entirely of, by and for corporate representatives – is not an agreement on “our” terms.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2013, Source: Blog for Our Future

A simple way we can squeeze $75-$100 billion per year in taxes from corporations.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2013, Source: Campaign for America's Future

For giant multinationals the deal is the light at the end of the tunnel of democracy that has been trying to reign them in.

Posted on: May 9, 2013, Source: Truthout

House Republicans are pushing a bill that takes away extra pay for overtime, substituting "comp" time instead.

Posted on: May 6, 2013, Source: Blog for Our Future

Government should increase—not cut—spending and repeal this foolish and unjustified sequester to end the economic quagmire

Posted on: Feb 26, 2013, Source: Campaign for America's Future

94 percent of Americans don't know the deficit is falling.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2013, Source: Campaign for America's Future

What exactly will Rubio, Republicans and Rand Paul talk about all day as the deficit shrinks?

Posted on: Nov 13, 2012, Source: Blog for Our Future

The “Fiscal Cliff” is not a cliff and the language itself is intended to scare people.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2012, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Instead of addressing jobs and inequality, post-election, politicians are going to all try to outdo each other offering ways to cut the things that We, the People do for each other--all to keep taxes low for the super-wealthy.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Perhaps a fence would be in order.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2012, Source: Blog for Our Future

The Romney camp is boldly lying because they are making a calculation that it will work! We better hope it doesn't.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Companies have to do the right thing -- not the right-wing thing -- if they want to stick around.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

China has essentially recruited our business leaders to fight against our own government.

Posted on: May 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

This is the story of what happens when an average couple is up against a giant, wealthy, powerful bank.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Banks are pioneering a more cost-effective method of dealing with legislators who stand in their way.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2012, Source: Blog for Our Future

Hate the Ryan Budget? The Congressional Progressive Caucus fires back with a proposal of its own. Here's the short summary.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

These documents could reveal a lot about how our economy was transformed into a playground for the 1 percent.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2011, Source: AlterNet

How many high-level Wall Street players have been put in jail for the crimes that led to the financial crisis? Not. Even. One.