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Entries by Dave Johnson from 03/2010

Green Jobs Are NOT A Myth!

| Posted 03.01.2010 | Green

I suspect that the reason we see curiously misleading op-eds like the one in the Washington Post is that emerging green technologies mean lower profits for the big, monopolistic oil and coal giants.

Whirlpool Tells Callers: Call Congress. They're Right!

| Posted 03.02.2010 | Business

In the middle of this terrible jobs crisis Whirlpool is closing a factory in the US and sending the jobs to Mexico. Their Mexican workers will be pa...

Friedman on Competitiveness: Identifies Problem, Offers Exactly Wrong Solution

| Posted 03.03.2010 | Business

America's habit of deferring maintenance on its infrastructure goes beyond crumbling buildings and slow trains -- in the long term, we'll fall behind the rest of the world in our ability to compete economically.

California Factory Closing - HUGE Impact - Steps You Can Take

| Posted 03.05.2010 | Politics

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture as part of the Making It In America project. I am a ...

Conservatives Caused Huge Deficits, Blame Obama

| Posted 03.07.2010 | Politics

Obama took office as president of a country with a $1.4 trillion deficit -- thanks to the failure of conservative policies. Their tax cuts, wars, military buildups, corruption and incompetence drove the borrowing way up.

Cost Of Tax Cuts Catching Up To Us

| Posted 03.09.2010 | Politics

The consequences of decades of cutbacks are arriving. The rest of the world leaps ahead of us. It's not going to get any better until we start asking corporations and the wealthy to pitch in and pay back

It Is Time To Put Our Foot Down: Ten Steps We Can Take To Stop Closing Factories And Eliminating Jobs

| Posted 03.10.2010 | Business

The economy is still getting worse -- only more slowly. While the executives collect bonuses and tax breaks for their destructive actions We, the People have to pick up the tab.

When Conservatives Are Right...

| Posted 03.12.2010 | Politics

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture as part of the Making It In America project. I am a ...

Chinese Currency Showdown

| Posted 03.15.2010 | Business

China is holding down the value of its currency, which means goods made in the country cost less than those made elsewhere. This practice ultimately undercuts American companies.

China's American Enablers

| Posted 03.16.2010 | Business

April 15 the President has to officially declare that China is manipulating its currency and impose tariffs that will start to bring back factories and jobs to America.

Chinese Currency Manipulation: "Not A Small Issue"

| Posted 03.17.2010 | Politics

The Chinese currency manipulation issue continues to make news.

China's Currency Manipulation Manipulates the World

| Posted 03.18.2010 | Politics

On April 15 the President should declare China to be the currency manipulator that it is. Then trade can start to rebalance.

The Coming Republican Campaign For Medicare Buy-In

| Posted 03.22.2010 | Politics

The coming Republican campaign to turn the public against items in the heath care legislation should be answered by saying this is why we need to add a Medicare Buy-In before it takes effect.

Ten Million Jobs Needed - Ten Million Jobs That Need Doing

| Posted 03.22.2010 | Business

It's called the infrastructure deficit. Right around 1981 we stopped improving the country's infrastructure and even started to defer maintaining it. We started "living off the seed corn." Now it is all catching up to us.

How Many Jobs Have Been Lost to China Where You Live?

| Posted 03.23.2010 | Business

According to a new report, between 2001 and 2008, 2.4 million American jobs were lost or displaced -- with losses occurring in every Congressional district.

Even Chinese Officials Understand -- Their Currency Must Rise

| Posted 03.26.2010 | Business

China's cache of foreign currency means that its central bank cannot easily raise interest rates to fight inflation. Thus, Chinese companies are starting to import and stockpile commodities. It's a tense mess with the highest of stakes.

After Waiting 14 Months Obama Finally Chooses To Show Up, Govern

| Posted 03.27.2010 | Politics

After being in office for 14 months President Obama is finally choosing to begin to govern the country. Today, for example, he finally decided it would be a good idea to put a few people into vacant offices.

Dear Deficit Commission, It's Not Hard

| Posted 03.30.2010 | Politics

It's not hard to figure out why we have a huge deficit. It's so easy I don't have to use words. Here are some pictures.

G-20 Standing Up To China, Now It's Your Turn

| Posted 03.31.2010 | World

As the manufacturing infrastructure of suppliers, technology knowledge, etc., moves to China, dependence follows. China appears to be ready to answer, "So what are you going to do about it?"

Chinese Currency Manipulation Is Just One Part of the Problem

| Posted 03.31.2010 | Business

China's share of the world's business has grown exponentially because they have and follow a national industrial policy. Ours has declined dramatically because we don't.