Repeal NAFTA

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 5/15/95 Bookmark and Share

John Kenneth Galbraith once noted: "If we laid all the experts end-to-end . . . it would be a good thing."

Well, I wish Washington had laid all those trade "experts" end-to-end back during the NAFTA debate. One especially-loud expert... [read more]


Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/25/95 Bookmark and Share

There's that gaggle of Republican presidential wannabees: Bob Dole, Pat Buchanan, "Dollar-Bill Phil" Gramm, "B-1 Bob" Dornan and all the rest.

Seems to me the whole bunch of them wouldn't make good landfill, much less president, but already the national media... [read more]

Pick a Peck of Pain Relievers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/6/95 Bookmark and Share

[Calliope/Traveling show music] Step right up Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, to Dr. James A. Hightower's Supercalafragilistic Traveling Medicine Show, featuring the Amazing Medical Curative from Mother Nature Herself, a substance so-powerful-yet-so-harmless that you can actually... [read more]

Bank Fees are Bank Robbery

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/5/95 Bookmark and Share

Old Teddy Roosevelt got it right when he said: "What's robbing a bank compared to owning one?"

Well, "Stick-em-Up, Sucker," because banks everywhere keep finding new ways to rob you.

The old-fashioned way, of course, is for bankers to pay you... [read more]

Exec-U-Care Health Plans for Top Dogs

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 1/4/95 Bookmark and Share

Sam Houston once said of a particular politician: "He has all the characteristics of a dog. . . except loyalty" [dog howling].

Well, a lot of working families these days are sure howling about the dirty dogs who make... [read more]

Corporations Switch to Shoebox Pensions

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 1/3/95 Bookmark and Share

The headline on the obituary read: "Bishop McNultey Dies: Had Clear Vision of What the Church Wanted Him to Do" [funeral organ].

American workers, too, seem to be getting a message from on high: "Hey, why don't... [read more]