Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

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

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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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Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Will Voter Suppression Skew Wisconsin Primary Results?
Republican voter suppression turned Arizona’s primary into a fiasco that forced people to wait in five-hour-long lines to vote. Many were turned away. Wisconsin Republicans are also disenfranchising citizens with laws designed to discourage voting by groups that might vote for Democrats. As many as...
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Friday, April 01, 2016
Trade Shapes Wisconsin Primary
Trade is again an issue in a midwestern primary state. The Wisconsin primary is Tuesday and Senator Bernie Sanders is pounding on his opposition to trade deals that have closed factories and cost jobs. A new poll shows this could be his path to success with voters. Trade A Major Issue In 2016...
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Thursday, March 24, 2016
A Corporate/Billionaire Austerity Budget Or A People’s Prosperity Budget
You’ve heard people ask, “How come they can come up with a couple trillion dollars to invade Iraq, or hundreds of billions for corporate tax cuts, but say we’re broke when we need to fix our infrastructure so pipes don’t contaminate children with lead poisoning?” The answer is that the priorities...
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Monday, March 21, 2016
Fact-Check This: Arrogance Of Elites Helps Drive The Trump Phenomenon
For some time now most of the people in this country have been under economic pressure. Pay is not going up very much or at all, while living costs keep rising. One recent statistic stands out – 63 percent of Americans would have difficulty raising $500 to cover an emergency, like a sudden need for...
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Monday, March 14, 2016
What’s The Problem With 'Free Trade'
Our country’s “free trade” agreements have followed a framework of trading away our democracy and middle-class prosperity in exchange for letting the biggest corporations dominate. There are those who say any increase in trade is good. But if you close a factory here and lay off the workers, open...
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Sunday, March 13, 2016
“Free Trade”: The Elites Are Selling It But The Public Is No Longer Buying
“Free trade”: The elites are selling it but the public is longer buying it. Look at the support for Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald Trump, especially in light of Sanders’ surprise 20-point comeback in this week’s Michigan primary. With primaries coming soon in Ohio, Illinois, Missouri...
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Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Auto Bailout Controversy: ‘Gotcha’ Politics vs. Building Trust
In Sunday’s Democratic presidential debate, just two days before Michigan’s primary takes place, Hillary Clinton dropped a ‘gotcha’ bomb on Bernie Sanders, saying Sanders “was against the auto bailout.” (Clinton is also running ads on Michigan radio making the same accusation.) From the transcript...
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