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Entries by Dave Johnson from 06/2012

Jobs: It Is (Long Past) Time for Government to Act

| Posted 06.01.2012 | Business

Combine a too-optimistic administration with a Republican Party that is sabotaging the economy as a campaign strategy and what do you get? You get today's terrible jobs report.

You Can't Have Healthy Businesses Without Strong Government

| Posted 06.12.2012 | Business

As much as conservatives want to pretend otherwise, you can't have strong, healthy, prospering businesses without a big, strong government. The kinds...

Apple and China -- From Problem to Solution

| Posted 06.14.2012 | Business

Last week at Netroots Nation we talked about the problem of Apple (and all the others) manufacturing in China, costing our country jobs and dollars. N...

Reviving And Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing

| Posted 06.21.2012 | Business

We have lost hard-won capacity that will take enormous investment to get back. We lost a large part of our ability to make a living in this world. And now we are feeling the consequences of these losses.

Romney, Jobs And China -- Let's Connect Dots

| Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

Will Mitt Romney create jobs and help our economy, or will he just take us back to the Bush-era, send-jobs-to-China destruction that made him rich? W...

Verizon Workers STILL Struggling, Turn to Board Members, Find More Greed

| Posted 06.27.2012 | Business

What a complex web we weave, when our lives are ruled by greed. Verizon is an example of what corporate greed (the 1%) is doing to our middle class a...

Here Is Why Our Elites Are Not Fixing the Economy

| Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

When we had democracy, We, the People made the rules and we ran our country and our economy for our benefit. Now that we are a plutocracy things are ...

Pension Gimmicks Blamed on Workers

| Posted 06.28.2012 | Business

The student loan deal is badly needed. It should have just been extended! But as part of the "sweetener" for those 1 percenters there is a corporate pension giveaway in the deal that has nothing to do with student loans.