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NEWT'S TAX-CUT FLIM-FLAM

Monday, June 30, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Are you ready for your big tax cut? The Republican congress is promising gumdrops for everyone, with Newt Gingrich saying the "Centerpiece" of his proposal is a tax credit for every child in America.

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"DR. BEACH"

Friday, June 27, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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beach erosion," but what he really has become is King of Cowabunga, the nation's foremost expert on and arbiter of the best beaches in America, which of course requires him to travel from beach to beach, making comparisons. In... [read more]

THE CRIME FLASH OF MYKO KONA

Thursday, June 26, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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All across the country, ordinary citizens are taking some of America's crime problems into their own hands -- literally. The defensive weapon of choice is not a gun, a club or a can of... [read more]

RENT-A-DAN

Wednesday, June 25, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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[TV-ad music] Need a vote in Congress? Need someone with real insider influence who'll stand-up on the House floor and speak-out for you? Well we've got your man here at Rent-a-Dan. For... [read more]

THE PEOPLE'S ECONOMY

Tuesday, June 24, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Politicians use statistics like a drunk uses a lamp post -- not for light, but for support.

Hence Bill Clinton's recent gloating about job statistics, claiming that [quote] "America's economy is... [read more]

GEORGE BUSH, PIMP

Monday, June 23, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Where's George? George Bush, that is.

When last heard from, our syntax-challenged ex-president was being amiably goofy at the made-for-television "Volunteerism Summit" convened by Bill Clinton and Colin Powell.

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THE SPORTING NEWS 100

Friday, June 20, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Time now for [sports theme music] Hightower Radio's "Wide, Wide, Wide, WILD World of Sports."

Today's feature: America's sport's powerhouses. No, I don't mean such teams as the Yankees,... [read more]

STORING THE PENTAGON'S USELESS STUFF

Thursday, June 19, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Do you know anyone who is a chronic collector? Maybe it's your old Aunt Emma who finally had to have an extra room built on the house to hold her ever-growing collection of salt... [read more]

NAFTA II

Wednesday, June 18, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Some facts about the North American Free Trade Agreement. Before NAFTA was approved by congress three years ago, we had a trade surplus with Mexico of $1.7 Billion.

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"SAVING" SOCIAL SECURITY

Tuesday, June 17, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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When it comes to all the scare-talk from Washington about the social security "crisis," remember the old line from "Dragnet" [theme music from dragnet]: "Just the facts, ma'am."

The fact... [read more]

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