Corporations shift their tax burdens to you

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 7/29/14 Bookmark and Share

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]


What job creation numbers don’t tell us

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 7/28/14 Bookmark and Share

Have you noticed that The Powers That Be employ an entirely different standard for measuring the health of America's job market than they use for the stock market?

They're currently... [read more]


Can a $7-billion penalty be a good deal?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 7/25/14 Bookmark and Share

Media outlets across the country trumpeted the stunning news with headlines like this: "Citigroup Punished."

At last, went the storyline, the Justice Department brought down the hammer on one of the... [read more]


Economists find creative solution to US unemployment

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 7/24/14 Bookmark and Share

Excellent news, people. Let me put it to you as a number: 8.7 million.

That's how many new jobs the American economy has generated since the "Great Recession" officially ended in... [read more]


Do-nothing Congress takes a vacation

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 7/23/14 Bookmark and Share

When I heard that our congress critters are taking an extended vacation for all of August and part of September, I had two incongruous reactions: Anger… and gratitude.

Gratitude, because their... [read more]


Wall Street thieves should be ashamed… and shamed

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 7/22/14 Bookmark and Share

When Wall Street wrongdoer Citigroup accepted what the media hailed as a whopping $7-billion penalty for defrauding its own investors and wrecking our economy, the bank's CEO just shrugged, saying: "We believe that this settlement... [read more]