Dave Johnson

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

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 8:45am
Shouldn’t Giant Corporations Pay Taxes They Owe?
A huge, huge giveaway of tax money to giant corporations is rolling down the tracks at us. If it happens, this tax giveaway would be second only to the bank bailouts on the list of schemes to give money to private corporations. (Except, with the bailouts we got some of that money back.) Giant,...
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 7:07am
CEO Pay Soars As Worker Pay Stagnates
How’s your job going – if you even have one? The odds are very, very high that you haven’t seen a raise in a long time. Or maybe you were laid off and found a new job at half your old pay. They say this is the “new normal.”
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Friday, April 4, 2014 - 9:57am
Why We Need A 10.4 Million Jobs Plan
It doesn’t matter what Friday’s report of the March job numbers shows. If you listed our national problems in order of priority and immediacy, jobs has to be at or near the top.
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Friday, March 28, 2014 - 7:11am
NAFTA At 20: “A Vehicle To Increase Profits At The Expense Of Democracy”
Thursday the AFL-CIO released a new report, NAFTA at 20 . The report makes the point that, “On the whole, NAFTA-style agreements have proved to be primarily a vehicle to increase corporate profits at the expense of workers, consumers, farmers, communities, the environment and even democracy itself.”
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 7:10am
How TPP Would Harm You At the Drug Store and On The Internet
A law affecting content on the Internet that was rejected by Congress shows up in a trade agreement designed to bypass and override Congress. Small, innovative companies that manufacture low-cost, generic drugs find their products blocked.
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Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 8:53am
Will The GOP Get Away With Its Economic Sabotage?
Republicans smell an election opportunity – but only if they can keep the economy down, jobs down and wages down.
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Friday, January 10, 2014 - 12:36pm
New Fast-Track Bill Means Higher Trade Deficits and Lost Jobs
Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Representative Dave Camp (R-Mich.) have officially introduced fast-track trade authority legislation in Congress. Fast track is a process that bypasses Congress’ constitutional role in the treaty process.
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 6:24am
Do Fast Track and TPP Have Momentum?
As the administration tries to sell Congress on passing fast-track trade promotion authority in order to push through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, we may be seeing some familiar tactics at work. This time it is an effort to get people to jump on a supposed bandwagon, claiming the treaty has momentum.
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Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 11:56am
Will We Fast-Track Past The Lessons Of The NAFTA Trade Debacle?
There are numerous reports that the Obama administration is getting ready to push “Fast Track” legislation in Congress. It looks like there will be a major effort to get this through. We all need to understand what this means to our wages, jobs and economy.
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 1:12pm
Want to Cut Food Stamp Spending? Raise the Minimum Wage
Wednesday President Obama will give a speech on his plan to grow the economy and the middle class.
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