Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson is a contributing blogger for the Campaign for America's Future.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 8:00am
Wall Street And Big Corporations Got What They Wanted – This Time
Fast track passes. Our Congress – the supposed representatives of We the People – voted to cut themselves and us out of the process of deciding what “ the rules ” for doing business “in the 21st Century” will be. How do the plutocrats and oligarchs and their giant multinational corporations get...
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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 4:00pm
Now That The House Has Passed Fast Track, Here’s What’s Next
When Wall Street and the giant corporations want something from Congress, Congress finds a way to give it to them. With only a few hours notice, the House of Representatives snuck in another fast track vote, and it passed 218-208. The bill now must return to the Senate. During the pre-vote...
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Friday, June 12, 2015 - 9:30am
A Look At The “Trade” Votes That Will Happen Today In the House
After a narrow and suspenseful 217-212 approval Thursday on a procedural vote, the House is scheduled today to have a series of debates and votes that could lead to passage of “fast track” trade promotion authority (TPA) for the still-secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and future trade...
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 3:30pm
Last Chance For Clinton On Fast Track
The “fast track” trade promotion authority vote in the House of Representatives could come this Thursday. If it passes, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is pretty much a done deal, even though it is still secret from the public. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has so far chosen to remain...
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Monday, June 1, 2015 - 1:00pm
All Hands On Deck: House Fast Track Vote Expected This Week
ALL HANDS ON DECK. This is not a drill. The vote in the House of Representatives on fast track trade authority, preapproving the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) before the public finds out what is in it, is coming up very soon. It is even possible it could happen later this week. The Senate has...
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 3:30pm
Stop Calling the TPP A Trade Agreement – It Isn’t
This is a message to activists trying to fight the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Stop calling the TPP a “trade” agreement. TPP is a corporate/investor rights agreement, not a “trade” agreement. “Trade” is a good thing; TPP is not. Every time you use the word “trade” in association with the TPP,...
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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 12:00pm
Make One More Call To Senators To Stop Fast Track
The fast track trade promotion authority vote in the Senate is itself being fast tracked . The last time fast track was in front of the Senate, members spent three weeks discussing it. This time the Senate gets just a few days. The final Senate vote is coming up. Make a few calls and see if we can...
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 2:45pm
Let The Public Read The Completed Parts Of The Trans-Pacific Partnership
Basic facts about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are under public dispute. Fast track must not be approved until this is cleared up. We the People deserve to know what is being voted on with fast track. The Dispute There is a big public dispute between President Obama and Sen. Elizabeth Warren...
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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 12:00pm
Writing The New Rules For The 21st Century – In Secret?
The great Thomas “Mustache” Friedman is perhaps best known for encouraging the invasion of Iraq (and subsequent resistance insurgency, civil war, thousands of American and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi deaths, eventually leading to the formation of ISIS – plus the trillions in costs) by saying, “...
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 1:00pm
How TPP Increases Corporate Power vs. Government — And Us
Power is the ability to control, to tell what to do, to get your way. Corporations have a lot of power over working people in our country now, and they might be about to get a lot more. The proponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) tell us that it will have unprecedented “progressive”...
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