Big Money Pollutes Congress

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 5/17/95 Bookmark and Share

A former Congresswoman, Leslie Byrne of Virginia, tells about advice she received from a Big-Money political colleague: "Lean to the green," she was told . . . and, she added: this guy "was not an environmentalist."

Indeed, the only green that... [read more]

$3 Teller Fees: Bank Robbery

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 5/16/95 Bookmark and Share

The famous Muppet, Miss Piggy, once pointed out that all you need to know about bankers . . . is that they attach little chains to their ballpoint pens.

Ahh, Miss Piggy, sad to say, but the greed of bankers has... [read more]

Repeal NAFTA

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 5/15/95 Bookmark and Share

John Kenneth Galbraith once noted: "If we laid all the experts end-to-end . . . it would be a good thing."

Well, I wish Washington had laid all those trade "experts" end-to-end back during the NAFTA debate. One especially-loud expert... [read more]


Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/25/95 Bookmark and Share

There's that gaggle of Republican presidential wannabees: Bob Dole, Pat Buchanan, "Dollar-Bill Phil" Gramm, "B-1 Bob" Dornan and all the rest.

Seems to me the whole bunch of them wouldn't make good landfill, much less president, but already the national media... [read more]

Pick a Peck of Pain Relievers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/6/95 Bookmark and Share

[Calliope/Traveling show music] Step right up Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, to Dr. James A. Hightower's Supercalafragilistic Traveling Medicine Show, featuring the Amazing Medical Curative from Mother Nature Herself, a substance so-powerful-yet-so-harmless that you can actually... [read more]

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]