Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

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

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Friday, June 12, 2015
A Look At The “Trade” Votes That Will Happen Today In the House
After a narrow and suspenseful 217-212 approval Thursday on a procedural vote, the House is scheduled today to have a series of debates and votes that could lead to passage of “fast track” trade promotion authority (TPA) for the still-secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and future trade...
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Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Last Chance For Clinton On Fast Track
The “fast track” trade promotion authority vote in the House of Representatives could come this Thursday. If it passes, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is pretty much a done deal, even though it is still secret from the public. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has so far chosen to remain...
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Monday, June 01, 2015
All Hands On Deck: House Fast Track Vote Expected This Week
ALL HANDS ON DECK. This is not a drill. The vote in the House of Representatives on fast track trade authority, preapproving the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) before the public finds out what is in it, is coming up very soon. It is even possible it could happen later this week. The Senate has...
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Stop Calling the TPP A Trade Agreement – It Isn’t
This is a message to activists trying to fight the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Stop calling the TPP a “trade” agreement. TPP is a corporate/investor rights agreement, not a “trade” agreement. “Trade” is a good thing; TPP is not. Every time you use the word “trade” in association with the TPP,...
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Friday, May 22, 2015
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
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 01, 2015
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
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
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
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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