Federal Sales Tax

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 6/27/95 Bookmark and Share

What's America's most-hated tax? Not the federal income tax -- polls show it only ranks as the third most despised. Second on the list is the property tax. Topping the list, the tax people most love to... [read more]

Tobacco: A Cash Crop in Congress

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 6/26/95 Bookmark and Share

Tobacco is one of America's biggest cash crops. Not "down on the farm" -- "up on the Hill."

Capitol Hill, that is. Where tobacco company lobbyists, lawyers, PACs and top executives regularly go down the corridors handing-out checks: "Put... [read more]

NASA s Lovesick Woodpeckers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 6/23/95 Bookmark and Share

Jim Hightower, singing the new NASA theme song: [Simple guitar strum] "I got the Blues, I got the Blues, I got the Woodpecker Lovesick Blues . . . "

Ohh sing a lowdown song for NASA -- once the very... [read more]

Spraying Passengers with Pesticides

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 6/22/95 Bookmark and Share

Here's one of those little news quotes that occasionally makes my head jerk and causes my mind to go: "Say what!?!"

It's a comment from Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont. He says, and I quote: "Spraying people with roach killer... [read more]

Bob Dole: Hypo-Critic Movie Critic

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 6/19/95 Bookmark and Share

Time now for another "Hollywood Moment" on Hightower Radio [Swelling movie theme-music] . . . featuring "Republicans Go to the Movies."

First, Loudspeaker of the House Newt Gingrich told us that the answer to America's complex welfare mess was available in... [read more]

Japanese Seat Belts

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 6/16/95 Bookmark and Share

OK, I've finally had it up to here with those inscrutable, insulting and impossible Japanese automobile executives!

Bad enough that Toyota, Honda and the rest have not been good sports at all about letting U.S.-made cars and trucks come into their... [read more]