Lawmakers Make a Bundle on Health Care Reform

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 5/10/94 Bookmark and Share

Whether or not our lawmakers get around to passing any real health care reform for us this year, the issue has already proven to be very healthy indeed for them.

Some members are getting fatter than a butcher's dog as... [read more]


An Economic Recovery for Whom?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 5/9/94 Bookmark and Share

When told that the mayor of Dublin, Ireland, was Jewish, Yogi Berra shook his head and said: Only in America.

Well, only in America would more than 3,000 citizens each business day be losing their jobs while The Powers... [read more]


Living Downstream From a Corporate Hog Factory

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 5/6/94 Bookmark and Share

Old cowboys used to say: "Always drink upstream from the herd."

Good advice!

Well, today -- from North Carolina to Colorado, from Alaska to Texas -- this bit of cowboy wisdom has become a serious matter for folks living in rural towns.... [read more]


Pollution, Cancer And You

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 5/5/94 Bookmark and Share

Once when Yogi Berra bought a pizza, the waitress asked if he wanted it cut in four slices or eight. "Better make it four," Yogi said, "I don't think I can eat eight."

Well, no matter how we slice it,... [read more]


Congress Takes a Half-Step Toward Lobbying Reform

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 5/4/94 Bookmark and Share

OK, all together now, let's hear it for the House of Representatives -- [chorus: HIP, HIP . . . hooray?]

Well, it's hard to get wildly enthusiastic about that half-step our stalwarts in Washington took toward banning gifts they get from... [read more]


Bring in the Clowns: The Fed Jacks-Up Interest Rates Again

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 5/3/94 Bookmark and Share

Have you ever had the urge to "defenestrate" a banker?

Defenestrate means to pick someone up and hurl them right through the window.

Well let's start with Alan Greenspan, the nation's top banker who heads the Federal Reserve System. Greenspan is... [read more]