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Thursday, April 9,2015

Using hokey numbers and neon lies to sell TPP

By Jim Hightower
Negotiating in strict secrecy during the past seven years, a cabal of the Obama White House and corporate lobbyists are now ready to spring it on us, and Republican leaders intend to ram it into law before We the People can get a whiff of its anti-democratic stench.
Thursday, April 2,2015

Imagine him being president

By Jim Hightower
Not only was it staged at Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University, but Cruz thumped the word “liberty” again and again, like a televangelist thumping the Bible. “We stand together for liberty,” the candidate declared one final time at the conclusion of the show.
Thursday, March 26,2015

Why are we taxpayers subsidizing corporate crime?

By Jim Hightower
Even the corporate crimes that produce horrible injuries, illnesses, death, etc. are routinely settled by fines and payoffs from the corporate treasury, with no punishment of the hon chos who oversee what amount to crime-for-profit syndicates.
Thursday, March 19,2015

Big Food trying a big hoax

By Jim Hightower
The good news is that more and more businesses across the country are adopting this attitude, providing a buylocal, un-corporate, anti-chain alternative for customers.
Thursday, March 12,2015

A supreme political fraud to gut Obamacare

By Jim Hightower
they’ve been harmed by the health care law. Thus, David King, a 64-year-old Vietnam vet, was recruited to be the lead plaintiff in King v. Burwell, which is now in the Supreme Court’s hands. He and three co-plaintiffs were chosen to put sympathetic human faces on what essentially is a right-wing political ploy.
Thursday, March 5,2015

GOP lets corporate lobbyists take over Congress

By Jim Hightower
Oh, wait… my mistake. Members now have staffs to do all that, including telling the esteemed legislators how to vote. Few people are aware that con gressional staffs have mushroomed and gained far-reaching control over legislation.
Thursday, February 26,2015

Debt buyers bury hard-hit consumers in lies

By Jim Hightower
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman found that Encore, based in San Diego, filed nearly 240,000 lawsuits against debtors in a recent four-year period, using our courts as its private collection arm. Problem is, Encore’s bulk filing of lawsuits are rife with errors, out-ofdate payment data, fabricated credit card statements, etc.
Thursday, February 19,2015

Reclaim Chicago challenges ‘Mayor 1-Percent’

By Jim Hightower
The people of Chicago are presently grappling with a big question that nearly every urban place faces: Can anyone really govern such a sprawling, brawling city? Reclaim Chicago — an upstart populist coalition that has become a major force in the city — says the answer is a great big “NO.” Moreover, asserts this grassroots group, no one should. Rather, the many should, and if they’re organized through a democratic network, the people can be their own government, producing egalitarian policies that improve the lives of everyone, advancing the whole city.
Thursday, February 12,2015

Aetna lifts the national standard for ‘competitive wages’

By Jim Hightower
good. That selfish ethos is what prevails in today’s corporate suites, where it’s claimed that the only responsibility of executives is to maximize profits for the “family” — i.e., themselves and major shareholders. Idiotes are free to stiff workers, sidestep environmental rules, shaft consumers, etc.
Thursday, February 5,2015

Explaining congressional morality

By Jim Hightower
It’s always interesting to see Congress in action — though “interesting” can also be appalling. For example, what a sight it is to watch Republican leaders as they gleefully try to repeal Obamacare — the law extending health care coverage to all Americans.