Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

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

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Postal Workers To Rally Against TPP Tuesday
The 200,000-member American Postal Workers Union (APWU) is holding its biennial convention in Orlando this week. As part of that convention, there will be a rally to publicize opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The rally will take place Tuesday, August 23 at 3:30 pm beginning in the...
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016
New Clinton Transition Head Has Some TPP ‘Splainin To Do
Hillary Clinton has appointed Former Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar, a big supporter of TPP, to lead her transition team, should she be elected President. Politico has more, in Clinton campaign transition chief has pushed for TPP : The new chairman of Hillary Clinton’s transition team has been an...
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Thursday, August 11, 2016
Clinton Should Tell Obama To Withdraw TPP To Save Her Presidency
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) but is having trouble convincing people to believe her. Imagine the trouble Hillary Clinton will have trying to build support for her effort to govern the country if TPP is ratified before her...
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Trump Trade Position Is Opposite Of What People Think It Is
One of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s stronger economic appeals to working-class voters is his position on trade. Trump understands that people are upset that “trade” deals have moved so many jobs out of the country and he offers solutions that sound like he is saying he will...
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Friday, August 05, 2016
Did You Know That AARP Is A Paying Member Of ALEC?
Here is a real shocker. AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) has been a paying member of the notorious right-wing, Koch-tied lobbying organization American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) since at least 2014. Yes, that AARP , once known for protecting the interests of...
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Thursday, July 28, 2016
TPP Opposition: Make Them Do It And Hold Them To It
Elites take “globalization” as a given because “trade” deals have pushed sovereignty off the table and locked governments out of decision-making over things like stopping offshoring of jobs and protecting domestic industries. They smirk knowingly and wink and nod when politicians respond to citizen...
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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
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 01, 2016
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
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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