Wooing Congress on Health Care

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/9/94 Bookmark and Share

There it is again -- that big, wet [smooooch] smooching sound you hear every time Big Business and the Congress get together in the back rooms of the Capitol.

This summer it's health-care reform causing all the heavy breathing. Our... [read more]

Baseball Strike

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 8/8/94 Bookmark and Share

Speaking of the world ending not with a bang, but a whimper . . . Looks like there might not be a baseball World Series this year.

The season itself is going great guns -- Ken Griffey Jr. in... [read more]

The IRS Taxes the Patience of Waitpeople

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 8/5/94 Bookmark and Share

Paying taxes is like making love to a Gorilla: You might think it's over -- but it's only over when the Gorilla says it is [Tarzan Yell].

Well, here comes that humongous governmental Gorilla -- the IRS -- saying it's... [read more]

National I.D. Card

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 8/4/94 Bookmark and Share

It amazes me when someone says: There's more than one way to skin a cat.

What kind of sicko wants to skin a cat in the first place? [cat hissing, meoooow!]

Well, watch out, here come the cat skinners after... [read more]

Bacteria Strike Back

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 8/3/94 Bookmark and Share

Ooooh, here's a scary one [music: Star Wars-type music] The empire strikes back.

Not some outer-space empire, the Ottoman Empire, nor the empire of the Amazons. It's the empire inside us -- those itsy-bitsy, teensie-weensie beings called [reprise... [read more]

Subsizdizing Arms Sales

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/2/94 Bookmark and Share

Ooooh! Here it comes again: Another attack of Trichotillomania -- the uncontrollable desire to tear your hair out.

What's got me yanking at my hair today is this report from the GAO -- Uncle Sam's auditors. ... [read more]