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Entries by Dave Johnson from 05/2012

Transportation and Infrastructure = Immediate Jobs = Deficit Reduction

| Posted 05.01.2012 | Business

Republicans have doubled down on blocking public investment, calling it "just more government spending" and even "socialism." And, they complain, construction projects help union members.

99% Spring Disrupts Verizon Shareholder Meeting Six Times

| Posted 05.03.2012 | Business

Today's Verizon shareholder meeting in Huntsville, Alabama was disrupted six separate times by members of the 99% Power coalition, part of the 99% Spring movement.

Why Mitt Romney Hates Unions

| Posted 05.10.2012 | Business

Is this guy a Presidential candidate from a major party, or a fringe nut? He sounds like Rush Limbaugh. HuffPost: "Mitt Romney: Obama 'Takes Marchi...

Why We Have a Deficit

| Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

Just ten years ago this country was running huge surpluses and paying off its debt. But then we elected Obama and all hell broke loose. Oh, wait...

More Indicators a Nasty, Say-Anything Republican Campaign Is Coming -- And See Updates

| Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

Republicans have a huge "noise machine" and they know how to use it. And they really, really don't care if they are telling the truth or not, they say what they need to say to win.

Will Conservatives Support American Companies... Or Chinese Companies?

| Posted 05.18.2012 | Business

The Obama administration has imposed stiff tariffs on Chinese solar panels because China was "dumping" to drive American manufacturers out of business. Will conservatives take our country's side?

At Shareholder Meeting Amazon Drops ALEC, Dodges Tax Questions

| Posted 05.24.2012 | Business

At today's Amazon shareholder meeting in Seattle the company announced that it is dropping support for ALEC, while fudging questions about its taxes and voting down proposals to report its efforts to address climate change and to disclose its political spending.

Democracy Improves Lives in China -- and Here, Too

| Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

Where democracy is weak, so is the economy for regular people. And when regular people are not doing well there isn't much of a "market." Democracy is the only economics that works.