Tag Archive: Jim Hightower

Aug 31 2011

Mass-marketing goes platinum

By Jim Hightower In today’s fast-moving world of consumer styles, when you’re out, you’re out. Not just out-of-style, but so far out that you no longer interest the big marketers. Thus it is that advertising authorities have deemed the middle class itself (roughly 60 percent of us, depending on where you draw the income line) …

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Aug 23 2011

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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Aug 16 2011

Illegal foreclosure epidemic

By Jim Hightower Two-year-olds often go running around the house too wildly and crash into something. They get an “ouchie” and fall down crying, but they learn from it. That’s the virtue of the “ouchie” that Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and other big financiers got last year when they ran …

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Aug 09 2011

America’s real job creators are broke

By Jim Hightower As narrators used to say in Western movies: “Meanwhile, back at the ranch…” Our policymakers in Washington have totally lost sight of what’s happening at the ranch. John Boehner’s GOP-controlled House and Barack Obama’s White House have agreed to slash trillions of dollars from the federal budget, as though that’s America’s most …

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Jul 27 2011

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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Jul 13 2011

Bring our troops home

By Jim Hightower At long last, America’s overdue withdrawal from Afghanistan has begun. “The tide of war is receding,” President Barack Obama declared as he announced that 10,000 troops would come home this year and 23,000 more next year. That tide has been a deadly one for our country — 1,650 of our troops killed, …

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Jun 21 2011

Big Coal buys access to 4th graders

By Jim Hightower If some predator were stalking fourth graders in your community, there’d be a mighty uproar to make the predator get away and stay away from your schools. But what if the stalker were the coal industry, dressed in an academic outfit in a gambit to brainwash fourth-graders? Unbeknownst to most Americans, grade …

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