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STOCK OPTIONS: BOSSES UP, WORKERS DOWN

Wednesday, April 15, 1998   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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A Chicago department store has this sign at the elevator: "Bargain basement upstairs."

Well, if you're a typical working stiff in today's corporate world, you're not getting any bargains from... [read more]

THE HOAX OF WELFARE-TO-WORK PROGRAMS

Tuesday, April 14, 1998   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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About a million welfare moms are being punted from the welfare rolls these days, told by stern-faced politicians to "get a job."

I suggest they get one like Bud Paxson has.... [read more]

KEEPING SUHARTO IN POWER

Monday, April 13, 1998   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The $40 billion taxpayer bailout of Indonesia has gone from ugly . . . to disgusting . . . to obscene . . . to "perverse."

Start with "ugly." The... [read more]

AL GORE'S IDEA

Friday, April 10, 1998   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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As you know, the world of politics can be pretty strange, and some politicians seem to be out of this world altogether

Then there's Al Gore. {Twilight Zone}.

... [read more]

THE FRAUD OF "PORTABLE" HEALTH INSURANCE

Thursday, April 9, 1998   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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How many legs does a dog have if you call its tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it one.

Likewise, calling a law "health-care... [read more]

WHAT SUNBEAM AND KODAK HAVE IN COMMON

Wednesday, April 8, 1998   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Time once more {Hogs Snorting} for Hightower Radio's "Hog Report."

That big porker there is the infamous Al Dunlap, now the head hog at Sunbeam Inc. He's known as "Chainsaw Al"... [read more]

LOBBYING: A GROWTH INDUSTRY

Tuesday, April 7, 1998   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Time for another visit [space music] to the Far, Far, Far-Out Frontiers of Free Enterprise.

Today, Spaceship Hightower takes you to a world where free enterprise is attached to government! ... [read more]

PENTAGON SCREWINESS

Monday, April 6, 1998   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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And now {Fanfare} here's your friendly U.S. Defense Department with another screwy idea!

The Pentagon -- home of the infamous $600 toilet seats -- is at it again, buying everyday stuff... [read more]

KEEPING TIME . . . WITH THE RICH

Friday, April 3, 1998   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Time for another peek [Lifestyle theme] into the "Lifestyles of the Rich . . . and Cranky."

Come with me now as we ride the swell swirl of luxury, where "excess"... [read more]

BLUE DEVILS GET A HALO

Thursday, April 2, 1998   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Time again for [sports theme] Hightower Radio's "Wide, Wide, Wide, WILD World of Sports."

Today's feature: A devil gets a halo! It's the Blue Devils of Duke University I'm... [read more]

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