The IRS Taxes the Patience of Waitpeople

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 8/5/94 Bookmark and Share

Paying taxes is like making love to a Gorilla: You might think it's over -- but it's only over when the Gorilla says it is [Tarzan Yell].

Well, here comes that humongous governmental Gorilla -- the IRS -- saying it's... [read more]

National I.D. Card

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 8/4/94 Bookmark and Share

It amazes me when someone says: There's more than one way to skin a cat.

What kind of sicko wants to skin a cat in the first place? [cat hissing, meoooow!]

Well, watch out, here come the cat skinners after... [read more]

Bacteria Strike Back

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 8/3/94 Bookmark and Share

Ooooh, here's a scary one [music: Star Wars-type music] The empire strikes back.

Not some outer-space empire, the Ottoman Empire, nor the empire of the Amazons. It's the empire inside us -- those itsy-bitsy, teensie-weensie beings called [reprise... [read more]

Subsizdizing Arms Sales

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/2/94 Bookmark and Share

Ooooh! Here it comes again: Another attack of Trichotillomania -- the uncontrollable desire to tear your hair out.

What's got me yanking at my hair today is this report from the GAO -- Uncle Sam's auditors. ... [read more]

A Nader-Gore Debate on the World Trade Organization

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 8/1/94 Bookmark and Share

Isn't it odd that when there's legislation that ordinary people want -- like health-care reform -- Washington moves slower than a fat hog on a hot day [slow-motion grunt].

But when there's legislation Big Business wants . . . well, stand... [read more]

Earmarking the Pork

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 7/29/94 Bookmark and Share

As Will Rogers put it, More laws get written between Sundown and Sunup . . . than between Sunup and Sundown.

It's during the quiet hours, in the back rooms, where no sunshine, press or public can intrude, that powerful... [read more]