Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

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

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Thursday, June 23, 2016
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
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 01, 2016
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
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
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
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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Saturday, May 14, 2016
Is This The Return Of U.S. 'Gunboat Diplomacy' Serving Corporations?
Colombia is allowing local production of a generic form of a cancer drug that is ultraexpensive because of a government-granted monopoly handed to a giant, multinational pharmaceutical corporation. The U.S. government is stepping in on the corporation’s side with a modern form of “gunboat diplomacy...
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Thursday, May 12, 2016
New Rules On Corporate Secrecy Have Glaring Loopholes
The Treasury Department released a new rule and several proposals last week that they said are intended to address the problem of corruption and dirty money in secret U.S. shell companies. A White House news release announced what it called “several important steps to combat money laundering,...
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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Are Fair Trade Policies “Extreme?” Is Clinton Ready For Trump On Trade?
Is it really “extreme” to think we should have fair trade policies? The New York Times on Tuesday published a story by Nelson D. Schwartz and Quoctrung Bui, “ Where Jobs Are Squeezed by Chinese Trade, Voters Seek Extremes ,” reporting that, “research to be unveiled this week by four leading...
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Friday, April 15, 2016
Did Administration Offer New Balance A Big Contract For TPP Silence?
Last year President Obama went to Nike headquarters to promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). But Nike doesn’t make shoes in the US, and TPP would force companies like New Balance to stop making shoes here. New Balance kept quiet about this, but now says the administration offered the company...
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