Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

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

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 11:00am
What to Make of VP Pick Tim Kaine's Reversal on TPP
In a representative democracy, the idea is that the representatives should support the preferences of their constituencies. This is what is happening with the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential pick, Tim Kaine has reversed his position from supporting TPP to...
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 12:30pm
Republicans Want To “Make America Work Again”? That Would Be Real Change
Tuesday was “Make America Work Again” day at the Republican National Convention. But this day wasn’t about making America work again for working people. This was, as always with conservatives, all about tax cuts for the rich and corporations, deregulation of oil and coal companies (and other paying...
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Friday, July 1, 2016 - 1:00pm
Exposing Trump’s Trade Appeal To Working-Class Voters For What It Is
Donald Trump is selling himself as the champion of working-class voters. He says Democrats and their presumptive presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, are selling them out with trade deals. But Trump is just a fraud. Unfortunately, President Obama is pushing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)...
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 10:00am
Democratic Party Platform Committee Undermines Clinton On TPP
The Democratic party’s elites must not think that trade and jobs will be big issues in the coming election. Apparently, they’ve never listened to a Donald Trump speech, and didn’t notice that working-class people in the United Kingdom just voted to “brexit” from the European Union (EU) over these...
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Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 12:30pm
Trump Speech Shows Clinton Must Be Vociferous In Opposing TPP
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has said she opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). But she has also said she will not lobby members of Congress to vote against it. Meanwhile, President Obama continues to push for a vote on TPP in the unaccountable “lame duck”...
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 9:00am
The TPP “Lame Duck” Push Insults Democracy
In the United States “We the People” are supposed to have a say in how we are governed, right? So shouldn’t we have a say in how we are governed? President Obama, Wall Street and the giant, multinational corporations are pushing – and pushing hard – for a vote in Congress in the “lame duck”...
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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 2:30pm
Verizon Unions Deliver For American Middle Class
The long Verizon strike has ended, and the unions won. This means that the American middle class won, too. Verizon is an extremely profitable company. But even with massive, astonishing profits the company was demanding that its workers provide givebacks, allow employees to be separated from...
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 8:45am
Lame Duck TPP Push Hands Trump A Powerful Issue Against Clinton
More and more the word is getting out that President Obama, along with the giant multinational corporations and Wall Street, will launch a push in Congress to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) during the “lame duck” legislative session following the election. President Obama should put a...
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Monday, May 30, 2016 - 11:00am
Sanders, Brown Speak Out On Gunboat Diplomacy For Corporations
Members of Congress are weighing in against the U.S. government’s use of “gunboat diplomacy”-style intimidation of Colombia against that country allowing a generic version of an ultraexpensive cancer drug named Gleevec in order to protect the public’s health. Meanwhile, a coalition of nonprofit...
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 10:30am
Republicans Demand Flint-Like Solution To Puerto Rico Debt
In 2008 Wall Street got in over its head, and the U.S. government and Federal Reserve stepped in with trillions of dollars to bail them out. Now Puerto Rico has debt that it cannot pay. Instead of helping, though, Republicans in Congress are demanding increased austerity and an unelected “oversight...
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