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Entries by Dave Johnson from 01/2012

Republicans Have Shut Down the NLRB. The President Must Act!

| Posted 01.03.2012 | Business

The National Labor Relations Board is effectively shut down, unable to do its job. This is a "nullification" by Republicans of laws that protect workers and companies, in exchange for campaign help from the 1%.

Santorum's "Make It in America Plan" Shows Republicans Can Read Polls

| Posted 01.06.2012 | Business

There is a warning here for President Obama and all other candidates of either party running for office in 2012: The public wants to see plans to bring back American manufacturing. The public wants to go into stores and see "Made in America" again.

India and Philippines Declare War on Call Center Bill

| Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

Last month I wrote about a bill before Congress that would both help fight the offshoring of call-center jobs and protect consumers. Now the countries where we have been sending those jobs are organizing a lobbying campaign to fight the bill.

Why Keep the Capital Gains Tax Break?

| Posted 01.19.2012 | Business

The justification for a special tax rate for gains from investing capital is supposed to be to provide an incentive to invest. But there is already a really good incentive to invest: to make a bundle of cash.

Did the President's Jobs Council Go All Corporate?

| Posted 01.20.2012 | Business

President Obama's "Jobs Council" issued a report calling for fewer regulations and lower corporate tax rates. This doesn't have to be a bad idea.

To Get Our Economy Back Hold Cheaters, Fraudsters And Exploiters Accountable

| Posted 01.23.2012 | Business

The spiral-to-the-bottom and inequality we are suffering is not an inevitable result of globalization, it is what happens when we don't hold cheaters ...

President Puts American Manufacturing Front and Center in State of the Union

| Posted 01.25.2012 | Business

We have to move to a "we are in this together" understanding of ourselves and our country if we want to bring back the shared prosperity we used to have.

Democracy V. Plutocracy, Unions V. Servitude

| Posted 01.27.2012 | Business

Servitude: "a condition in which one lacks liberty especially to determine one's course of action or way of life" Democracy: "a government in which ...