Tag Archive: Congress

Nov 28

Catering to the frozen pizza lobby

Doting on the financial interests Coca Cola, ConAgra, and Del Monte instead of America’s school kids isn’t going to get the approval rating for Congress recover from an all-time low. By Jim Hightower How small-minded is Congress? How tangled-up in a right-wing ideological knot is it? How subservient to corporate lobbyists is it? The answers …

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Oct 11

How to Achieve Transparency for the Supercommittee

Every campaign contribution to members of this powerful panel should be reported every single day. By Ellen Miller Come December, the priorities and role of our government could be drastically and fundamentally altered. Are your views and concerns being heard? The supercommittee created in the wake of the debt ceiling clash is comprised of 12 …

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Aug 23

Dim bulbs in Congress

By Jim Hightower Our problem in Washington is this: we have too many 5-watt bulbs sitting in 100-watt sockets. Any doubt about this was erased in July when House tea partiers joined old-school right-wing ranters to pass a light bulb bill. This was the culmination of a loopy crusade by the billionaire Koch brothers to …

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Jul 27

Budgeting for ignorance

By Jim Hightower Will Rogers said that when Congress is in session, the public gets the same panicky feeling as “when the baby gets hold of a hammer.” Rogers’ observation can also be applied to the mayhem that has broken out in various smash-happy state legislatures. All across the country, right-wing zealots are wielding their …

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