Bank Fees are Bank Robbery

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/5/95 Bookmark and Share

Old Teddy Roosevelt got it right when he said: "What's robbing a bank compared to owning one?"

Well, "Stick-em-Up, Sucker," because banks everywhere keep finding new ways to rob you.

The old-fashioned way, of course, is for bankers to pay you... [read more]

Exec-U-Care Health Plans for Top Dogs

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 1/4/95 Bookmark and Share

Sam Houston once said of a particular politician: "He has all the characteristics of a dog. . . except loyalty" [dog howling].

Well, a lot of working families these days are sure howling about the dirty dogs who make... [read more]

Corporations Switch to Shoebox Pensions

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 1/3/95 Bookmark and Share

The headline on the obituary read: "Bishop McNultey Dies: Had Clear Vision of What the Church Wanted Him to Do" [funeral organ].

American workers, too, seem to be getting a message from on high: "Hey, why don't... [read more]

Oops: Gulf War Syndrome

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 1/2/95 Bookmark and Share

One thing you never want to hear your dentist say is: [dentist drill] "Oops!"

But if that makes you grit your teeth, imagine how some 50,000 sick veterans of the 1992 Gulf War against Iraq felt recently when they heard a... [read more]

Bowl Games

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 12/30/94 Bookmark and Share

I used to think that professional golf was the ultimate, corporate sport. [Thwack!]. Fore! Not only does every player have assorted corporate logos emblazoned on their shirts, shoes, socks, sun visors, belts, wrist bands, knickers and all... [read more]

Endangered: The Common Box Turtle

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 12/29/94 Bookmark and Share

Environmentalism really just means paying attention to how heavily we walk on the earth, and being a bit more careful than we otherwise might be. Like Kermit the Frog says, It isn't easy being green.

Well, it's not... [read more]