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Entries by Dave Johnson from 08/2009

Conservative Hating On Cash-For-Clunkers

| Posted 08.03.2009 | Politics

Government can work, and the "Cash for Clunkers" program proved it. So, naturally, conservatives have to hate on it.

Misuse Of The Words Protectionism And Trade Is Making Us Poorer

| Posted 08.04.2009 | Politics

Making things in America is crucially important to our future economy. But it matters as much that we use the right words as that we explore the right ideas and policies.

Manufacture or Borrow (Until We Can't)

| Posted 08.06.2009 | Business

We don't sell enough things because we don't make enough things anymore. Over time this means we get poorer and poorer as we borrow more and more.

Death Panels Prove Barack Obama Murdered Vince Foster

| Posted 08.08.2009 | Politics

The mystery is solved: Barack Obama murdered Vince Foster. It should have been obvious all along. Of course Hillary could not have murdered Vince F...

Stimulus Package's Buy American Clause In The News

| Posted 08.10.2009 | Business

President Obama, at the "Three Amigos" summit today in Mexico, responded to Canadian and Mexican complaints about the "Buy American Clause" in the sti...

New Report: Pittsburgh --The Rest of the Story

| Posted 08.11.2009 | Business

Pittsburgh, known as "Steel City," was a center of the Rust Belt -- so-called because so much of our manufacturing, once America's economic powerhouse, has been outsourced.

Steel: Important To Us But Not Important To Us

| Posted 08.14.2009 | Business

Steel is the core component of the bridges, buildings, appliances, cars, etc. that we build. But now much of that steel comes from other countries.

Health Care Decision: Who Does Government Help?

| Posted 08.17.2009 | Politics

The health care debate is bringing America's division out into the open: Is America going to work for the benefit of its people or for the few who benefit from concentrated ownership of large corporations?

China Is Being Smart On Trade, Will We Respond in Kind?

| Posted 08.18.2009 | Business

Our country's decision-making processes appear to be under the control of a wealthy Wall Street few. And they are selling China the rope with which it is hanging us.

National Association of Manufacturers Blasts ... American Manufacturing?

| Posted 08.19.2009 | Business

Why is America's National Association of Manufacturers echoing the Cato Institute's views against American manufacturing? Has this organization lost its way? Do NAM members know about this?

The Bonuses and the Damage They Do

| Posted 08.26.2009 | Business

This is a story we know too well: Wall Street vs. Main Street. Irresponsible behavior leads to bonuses for the former while working hard and playing by the rules leads to unemployment and foreclosure for the latter.

The Medicare-For-All Opportunity Is Here Now

| Posted 08.27.2009 | Politics

Everyone loves Medicare -- so much so that the Republicans are using it as a club to kill this complicated and expensive health care reform scheme.

President Obama's Upcoming "Section 421 Tire Case" Trade Enforcement Decision

| Posted 08.28.2009 | Business

Very soon we will have an opportunity to see where President Obama comes down on trade with China, and whether the U.S. tire industry will be granted relief.

Maybe We Really Do Want Government to Make the Decisions

| Posted 08.31.2009 | Politics

Before deciding whether or not government should make decisions let's look at the alternative. Not enough consideration is given to the real question: if We, the People don't make decisions, then who does?