LET'S RETRAIN WALL STREET INVESTMENT BANKERS

Wednesday, March 4, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The classic Depression song, "Brother, can you spare a dime?," would now be more like "Brother, can you spare a sawbuck?" Whether 10 cents or 10 dollars, though, hard-hit folks all across our land are... [read more]

REACTIVATING THE CCC FOR NATIONAL RECOVERY

Tuesday, February 24, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The report cards have come out, and I’m afraid we’re just not making the grade.

I'm talking about the “Infrastructure Report Card,” issued every four years by the American Society of... [read more]

CONGRESS’ HOKEY SACRIFICE

Tuesday, February 17, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Even on Capitol Hill, there’s sometimes an outbreak of what looks to be good government and common sense. One such eruption came on February 10th in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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“HORSE AND SPARROW” ECONOMICS

Wednesday, February 11, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Time for another Gooberhead Award – presented periodically to those in the news who’ve got their mouths running 100 miles per hour… but forgot to put their brains in gear.

Today’s... [read more]

IS GEITHNER REALLY THE BEST THERE IS?

Monday, February 2, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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How ironic that the U.S. Senate confirmed Timothy Geithner to be our new treasury secretary only a week after President Obama, in his inaugural address, called on the American people to embrace a new era... [read more]

GRUMPY BUSHITES

Monday, January 26, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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After the inauguration of the new president, Dick Cheney was grumpy. OK, he’s always grumpy, but this was grumpier than usual.

What irked Dick was that his buddy Bush had... [read more]

OBAMA MUST BE EVEN BOLDER THAN FDR

Wednesday, January 21, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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When Franklin Roosevelt was accused of being a traitor to his own privileged class, he jauntily replied: “I welcome their hatred.”

He would feel right at home today, then, for FDR-haters... [read more]

WHY THE HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT IS SO BELOVED

Thursday, January 15, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Arizona Govenor Janet Napolitano is moving to Washington to become head of the Homeland Security Department in the Obama administration, and I sure hope she’s bringing a load of two things this humongous agency totally... [read more]

PUT SOME BITE IN OUR FINANCIAL WATCHDOGS

Tuesday, January 13, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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After Bernard Madoff confessed to looting some $50 billion from investors in a widespread Ponzi scheme, a Democratic member of Congress complained that this huge fraud “fell through the cracks of our regulatory system.”

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GOOFS AND GOTCHAS

Friday, January 9, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Let’s take another trip into the Far, Far, FAR OUT World of Free Enterprise.

Today, Spaceship Hightower takes you into the topsy turvy stratosphere of product advertising, where what you see... [read more]

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