The S&L Bailout: Sweetheart Deals

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 7/25/94 Bookmark and Share

Like a ne'erdowell brother-in-law who keeps showing up on your doorstep . . . here comes that great big gooey money-sucking mass of idiocy and corruption called [Frankenstein music]: The Savings and Loan Bailout.

A new Associated Press study... [read more]

Oldsmobile Goes Touchie-Feelie

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 7/22/94 Bookmark and Share

I don't know if it's due to some unusual swirls of energy in the cosmos or some California Karma surging eastward, but a Touchie-Feelie Phenomenon is breaking out everywhere. In the medical world, for example, one no... [read more]

Scanner Scams

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 7/21/94 Bookmark and Share

Do you check your receipts at the grocery store? Few of us do . . . but it looks like maybe all of us should be [cash register ringing].

The old cash register -- along with the notion that grocery... [read more]

Health Care for Congress

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 7/20/94 Bookmark and Share

Here it is again: yet another poll is out making clear that the American people overwhelmingly want fundamental reform of our health-care system, including guaranteeing coverage for everyone and putting controls on our skyrocketing medical costs.

And, sure enough, here... [read more]

Clinton in Economic Fantasyland

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 7/19/94 Bookmark and Share

Isn't it strange? The same people who laugh at astrologers, voodoo and carnival fortune-tellers . . . take economists seriously!

I'm talking about economists like those boneheads who convinced George Bush that America's economic engine was running strong in '92,... [read more]

Flag-Waving Companies

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 7/18/94 Bookmark and Share

They say that Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels.

But when it comes to wrapping their products in the flag, several corporate scoundrels today are using patriotism as their first refuge. In its July issue, Consumer Reports... [read more]