The Toys R Us Chain Gang

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 9/28/94 Bookmark and Share

As you know, a lot of big companies have gotten pretty innovative when it comes to cutting-back on employees.

Like those that fire a full-timer and fill the slot with two part-timers, because part-time wages are lower and pay no benefits.... [read more]


Give Em Hell, Bill

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 9/27/94 Bookmark and Share

So there he is: A president only 20-months into his term and already the political pros pronounce him a Lame Duck [quack-quack]; a president who can't get Congress to pass a national health care plan; a small-town president widely... [read more]


The White-Collar Wage War

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 9/26/94 Bookmark and Share

The term "wages" is rooted in a Latin phrase meaning: "To challenge in combat" [combat sound -- swordfighting? gunfire?].

There's no doubt that it's a war out there in the workplace today, nor that America's majority -- the working... [read more]


Bridges

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 9/23/94 Bookmark and Share

Remember that little ditty you learned as a child [Children singing: "London Bridge is Falling Down, Falling Down, Falling Down . . ."].

But it's not London Bridge falling down today . . . it's America's bridges we... [read more]


The Filibuster Farce

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 9/22/94 Bookmark and Share

Here at the Chat & Chew Cafe [counter clatter] it's not that we don't respect high elected officials -- we just like to keep them in proper perspective. For example, there's a bit of grafitti in the men's room... [read more]


Rising Income, More Jobs . . . and Other Lies

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 9/21/94 Bookmark and Share

The most dangerous critters in Washington are not politicians who lie... but politicians who actually believe their own lies.

Unfortunately, the Clinton Administration -- like the Bush Administration before them -- are believing the lie that America's economy is doing swell.... [read more]