Stop the Greedlock on Health Care Reform

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 2/15/94 Bookmark and Share

It seems to me our problem in Washington is not "Gridlock" . . . it's "Greedlock."

Everytime "We the public" make it clear we want or don't want something -- Heeeeere come the Big Lobbyists, spreading manure to obscure the issue,... [read more]

Thixotropic Bill Clinton and His Promise of Good Jobs at Good Wages

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 2/14/94 Bookmark and Share

In his State of the Union speech, President Clinton talked of sustained economic growth under his leadership, of a new "boom" in America.

But you might ask: "A boom for whom?"

As he spoke, Westinghouse announced it had quadrupled its profits,... [read more]

Seeds of Change

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 2/11/94 Bookmark and Share

Only one thing keeps me going through these wintry days: seed catalogues.

These merciful missives offer little packets of hope, promising renewal, color and flavor. Ahhh . . . I can smell the spring soil now!

I'm a gardener, and,... [read more]

Corporate Tax Abatements: Stop this Highway Robbery

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 2/10/94 Bookmark and Share

Three friends and I are going out to dinner and a movie Saturday night.

Now, you might well ask: [Chorus: "Who cares?"]. Well, I announce this breaking economic news because I estimate that we'll pump a good hundred bucks into... [read more]

Fore! America s Poisonous Golf Courses

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 2/9/94 Bookmark and Share

In my few and humiliating experiences on the golf links, I find my best hole is always the 19th -- the watering hole at the end of the course, where I can pop a tall, cool one and try to... [read more]

Milstar : A $30-Billion Hi-Tech Military Waste

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

There's an old Honky Tonk song: "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, and Loud, Loud Music."

Well that's the favorite tune of the Pentagon, which is always blowing smoke, talking loud and trying to keep us taxpayers in the dark about their... [read more]