Perry goes from callous to disgusting

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 8/4/14 Bookmark and Share

Great news for you lovers of Wild West, shoot-'em-up, pulp-fiction tales: Rick "Rootie-Toot-Toot" Perry is making a one-man stand on the Texas-Mexico border!

A political stand, that is. He's been tongue-lashing... [read more]


Perry's mess

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 8/1/14 Bookmark and Share

Gosh, the 2016 presidential primaries are a long way off, but look out – for here comes Rick Perry of Texas, riding his state's taxpayer dollars into the GOP primary.

Technically,... [read more]


Boney Fingers v. Soft Hands Work

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 7/31/14 Bookmark and Share

An old cliché says: "Hard work always pays off."

Really? Ask a farm worker about that, or talk to a McDonald's fry cook working three shifts to piece together an income... [read more]


The GOP's minimum wage nuttiness

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 7/30/14 Bookmark and Share

Anyone who works full time, ought not live in poverty. Period.

Raising the minimum wage above the poverty level, is not a question of economics (even though it would be a... [read more]


Corporations shift their tax burdens to you

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 7/29/14 Bookmark and Share

Did you scramble to get your taxes done this year, dashing to the mailbox at the last minute? Yeah, me too.

I really didn't mind paying what I owe – but... [read more]


What job creation numbers don’t tell us

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 7/28/14 Bookmark and Share

Have you noticed that The Powers That Be employ an entirely different standard for measuring the health of America's job market than they use for the stock market?

They're currently... [read more]