SKIMMING CONGRESSIONAL FUNDS

Thursday, July 10, 2008   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Should federal agencies be allowed to skim untold millions of dollars off the top of special congressional appropriations without having any authority to do so, and without telling anyone how they spend the diverted millions?

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LAWMAKERS CASH IN AS LOBBYISTS

Tuesday, July 1, 2008   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Old Congress critters never die; they just flitter away to K Street.

Take Dennis Hastert. Actually, he’s already taken. The longtime Republican lawmaker retired last November, but rather than return to... [read more]

THROWING OUR TROOPS TO THE SHARKS

Friday, June 27, 2008   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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At a time when American field commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan say they need every single soldier they can get hold of, thousands of our battle-ready troops are being held back in the U.S. Why... [read more]

KEEPING UP WITH THE RICH

Friday, May 23, 2008   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Time for another peek into the ‘Lifestyles of the Rich… and Cranky.”

Few of us hoi polloi realize that it’s not easy being one of the hoity toity. Yes, they do... [read more]

BUSH’S RECESSION

Monday, May 12, 2008   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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George W’s mouth just can’t seem to say the R-word. Rrr…rrr…rrr, he begins, but the word “recession” simply will not escape his lips. One wonders if it’s even in his vocabulary.

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BIG-SPENDING GEORGE

Tuesday, April 8, 2008   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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George W likes to pose as the Texas president – in the rough-hewn, rancher model of Lyndon Johnson.

However, George isn’t actually a Texan – he was born in Connecticut, went... [read more]

BUSH’S BUDGETARY FOLLIES

Tuesday, February 19, 2008   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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George W has now submitted his budget to Congress, and it can be summed up by this lopsided score: Domestic needs, zero. The Pentagon, 515 billion.

Bush's budget slashes health care... [read more]

GRASSROOTS ECONOMIC REALITY

Tuesday, January 29, 2008   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Economists have this to say to those of you who see your family’s economic fortunes on the decline: “Don’t be so glum, chum!”

In a recent poll, only 19 percent of... [read more]

BUSH’S TAX-CUT ADDICTION

Monday, January 28, 2008   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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If you’re an alcoholic, a cocaine head, or a gambling addict – there are 12-step programs to help you. But where’s the recovery program for being a tax-cut addict?

Someone needs... [read more]

THE ECONOMICS TREPIDATIONS OF THE RICH

Friday, January 25, 2008   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Time for another peek into the "Lifestyles of the Rich… and Cranky."

The rich would like a little more respect from you hoi polloi. They are fatigued by all this news... [read more]

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