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Fast food chains stealing from low-wage workers

Thursday, June 5, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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No matter how small the haul is, a thief is a thief, right? If a poverty-wage fast-food worker sneaks out a couple of burgers to take home to the kids, the bosses yell: "Thief!"

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Being a bankster means never saying, "I'm sorry"

Wednesday, June 4, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The funny thing about Wall Street banksters is that they make a killing by defrauding millions of homeowners, customers, investors, and taxpayers – then, when caught, they wonder why we don't love them.

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Let's Re-fund America

Tuesday, June 3, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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As we know, the barons of Wall Street have not hesitated to raid our public treasury and haul off trillions of dollars worth of government bailouts and special tax breaks to subsidize their "free market"... [read more]

Moral Monday on the move

Monday, June 2, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Rosa Parks became a powerful symbol of courage and defiance in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s by simply refusing to give up her seat to a white man and move to the back... [read more]

Samsung apologizes. Only, not really

Friday, May 30, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Sometimes, corporate chieftains actually step forward to apologize for the abuse they inflict on workers, consumers, communities, and the environment.

Okay, the word "sometimes" makes such apologies seem more common... [read more]

Bernanke's cut of bankers bailout loot

Thursday, May 29, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Perhaps you've been wondering: How's Ben doing?

Extremely well – thank you, now that he has stepped down as head of the Fed. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Benanke presided over most of the 2008 financial... [read more]

Corporations shift their tax burdens to you

Wednesday, May 28, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Did you scramble to get your taxes done this year, dashing to the mailbox at the last minute? Yeah, me too.

I really didn't mind paying what I owe – but... [read more]

Wall Street rewards Ben and Tim for stiffing you

Tuesday, May 27, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Not only has the Wall Street bailout restored the banksters who wrecked our economy to full prosperity, it's also paying off very handsomely for the bank overseers who orchestrated the bailout.

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America's ongoing rebellion for fairness and justice

Monday, May 26, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The corporate Powers That Be keep thinking we'll stay hitched to their plow no matter how severely they lash us economically and kick us politically. But, to borrow one of George W's convoluted phrases, they're... [read more]

School lunches vs. fat cat dinners

Friday, May 23, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Ah, progress! In the 2012 elections, Republicans cast themselves as budget balancers by promising to whack welfare programs for the poor, snarling that such people are "takers" and "moochers."

Such vindictive... [read more]

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