Dave Johnson

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

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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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Friday, April 24, 2015 - 10:45am
A ‘Path To Yes’ On Trade, But Paul Ryan Blocks It
The “fast track” trade bill introduced last week by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has a number of problems. It sets aside Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution and essentially pre-approves the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) before the public and most of Congress even...
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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 12:30pm
A Look At The Fast Track Bill Shows It’s The Wrong Thing To Do
The “fast track” trade promotion authority bill has been introduced in the Senate. Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution says, “The Congress shall have power to … regulate commerce with foreign nations.” But under fast track, Congress relinquishes that power and agrees to pass trade bills...
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 3:15pm
The Fast Track Fight Begins In The Senate
The final fight to stop fast track begins this week. The new trade promotion authority (“fast track”) bill could be released in the Senate at any moment. (It might be out by the time you read this.) Hatch and Wyden Poised to Introduce Bill With literally zero reporting from the national TV networks...
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 8:15am
Fast-Track Fight Accelerates As Vote Approaches
As Congress prepares to consider fast track legislation to essentially pre-approve (without reading) the still-secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) opponents are working to get the word out and register opposition. Seattle’s city council is preparing to vote on a resolution opposing fast track,...
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Friday, March 13, 2015 - 7:30am
Will Media Continue Its Blackout Of Progressive Budget?
Next week, progressives in Congress will release their annual budget proposal. They do this every year, and every year the national news media largely ignores it. Will the elite media report on it this year? Make some noise, and maybe they will. There are alternative ways to run a government budget...
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 11:45am
Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership Promises Echo Clinton’s On NAFTA
NAFTA – the North American Free Trade Agreement – was sold with promises of jobs and prosperity on all sides of the border. What really happened was that an increased trade deficit sucked demand and jobs out of the U.S. economy; workers lost bargaining power, resulting in pay and benefit cuts; and...
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