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Entries by Dave Johnson from 05/2011

Let Trade Be Trade

| Posted 05.05.2011 | Business

Trade is supposed to be about trading. It is not supposed to just be a scheme to drive wages and living standards down by packing up factories and moving them across borders.

China Tells U.S. to Mind Our Own Business -- And We Should

| Posted 05.06.2011 | Business

It is time for us to engage in our own sovereign duty to protect American companies, workers and jobs from the trade manipulations and schemes others engage in.

U.S.-China Summit: If Trade Were Trade...

| Posted 05.09.2011 | Business

China has been selling but not buying and it's time for them to to start buying. That way we might be able use the word "trade" without wincing.

Budget Talks: Who Speaks for the American People?

| Posted 05.12.2011 | Politics

If a deficit commission with 100 members had the diversity of the American population "at the table" it would look like this.

Sarah Palin and Boeing CEO Tell Government Who the Boss Is

| Posted 05.12.2011 | Business

What can a democracy like ours do when giant companies say, "Rules? We don't need no stinkin' rules! We don't got to pay you no taxes!" and "We will...

Actually, "The Rich" Don't "Create Jobs," We Do

| Posted 05.13.2011 | Business

Do we really depend on "the rich" to "create" jobs? Or do jobs get created when they fill a need?

At the Deficit Table: Wingnuts, Wall Street & Wealthy But Not Women & Working People

| Posted 05.24.2011 | Politics

In DC the elite are gathered around tables discussing budget cuts, but not jobs to cure a deficit largely caused by a lack of jobs and tax cuts. Not at the table: women, working people, the poor or any semblance of democracy.

NY-26 Lesson: Don't Mess With Medicare -- Or Social Security!

| Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In 2010 Republicans and corporate front groups ran ad after ad after ad after ad claiming that Democrats had "Cut 500 billion from Medicare." Those ad...

Republicans Announce Jobs Plan -- This Time It's Different

| Posted 05.26.2011 | Business

Republicans announced something they called a "jobs plan" today. This time it's different. It really is. This time it really will create jobs inste...

Dems Should Vote for Clean Debt Limit Bill

| Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

As a result of Reagan-era changes, our trade deficits soared, wages stagnated, pensions disappeared, and a few extremely wealthy started getting much, much richer.