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SAM DONALDSON: WELFARE FOR THE RICH

Friday, September 6, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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It's so good to know that Congress and the White House have finally cut Welfare Moms off the federal dole. Two years and you're out! Hey . . . get a job you... [read more]

ARMS-SALES SUBSIDIES

Thursday, September 5, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In two words: "A mazing."

I'm talking about the corporate-welfare giveaway of $7.6 Billion that you and I provided last year for a handful of huge and hugely-profitable Pentagon contractors... [read more]

GOOBERHEAD: NIKE

Wednesday, September 4, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Time once again for Hightower Radio's "Gooberhead Award." [Beaniecap breakdown] . . . the prestigious prize awarded periodically to pompous pontificators who have their tongues moving . . . but don't seem to have... [read more]

THE CONVENTION TV DIDN'T COVER

Tuesday, September 3, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Ted Koppel and other big-time media sparklies cut-back on their coverage of the political conventions whinning that nothing was going on for them to cover.

Poor babies, they were sitting up... [read more]

AMERICA'S CAPSIZING ECONOMY

Monday, September 2, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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On this Labor Day, thanks to the continued relentless "downsizing" and "rightsizing," by corporate chieftans, the American economy is in danger of capsizing.

Oh, I know, statistics show that profits are... [read more]

WALL STREET SMOOCHING WITH WASHINGTON

Friday, August 30, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Do you hear it? [Smooooooch] It's that great big, wet smooching sound we her everytime Washington and Wall Street get together behind closed doors.

For the past year, Washington has... [read more]

BEWARE OF FOOD-SAFETY "REFORMS"

Thursday, August 29, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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As Native-American activist and author Vine Deloria once put it: "Sure you can trust the government. Ask an Indian."

Well look out, because the government has just approved two "reform" measures they claim will improve the safety... [read more]

US MILITARY SALES TO LATIN AMERICA

Wednesday, August 28, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In the madcap world we call Washington [Vaudeville "traveling music] commonsense is made to stand on its head and raw stupidity is celebrated as virtue.

Witness the current push by top... [read more]

A CLEAR PICTURE OF THE CLASS WAR

Tuesday, August 27, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Do you know what "pointillism" is? It's the art of painting a picture by putting little dots of color on a canvas. Close-up, it just looks like a mess of dots . ... [read more]

GOOBERHEAD: NEWT SPEAKS

Monday, August 26, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Did you hear him?

I'm talking about our "Gooberhead of the Month" [Beaniecap Breakdown]. The Goober is awarded to those public figures who wear a ten-gallon hat . . . on... [read more]

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