What’s Killing America’s Middle Class?

Jim Hightower

It is said that the rich and poor will always be among us — but nowhere is it written that the middle class is a sure thing. Even in this country of grand egalitarian aspirations … Read moreWhat’s Killing America’s Middle Class?

Robbing Hood: GOP’s ‘Tax Reform’

Will Durst

This tax reform rewards the rich for the hard work of ripping of the rest of us. They’re partying at the Cracker Barrel. Wings are flying out of Hooters. The Olive Garden’s endless breadsticks have … Read moreRobbing Hood: GOP’s ‘Tax Reform’

Why so Many Americans Hate Trump’s ‘Tax Reform’

Jim Hightower

Trump’s ‘tax reform’ will take money from millions of working families and give it to the world’s wealthiest people. Sam Rayburn of Texas, who was a legendary Speaker of the U.S. House in the 1940s … Read moreWhy so Many Americans Hate Trump’s ‘Tax Reform’

Classier Class War

Will Durst

Waddya know? It’s America’s good old buddy, class war. Just when you thought America had fallen down the rabbit hole entering an undiscovered country with no recognizable features and a strange distorted landscape, who stops … Read moreClassier Class War

Aetna Lifts the National Standard for ‘Competitive Wages’

Jim Hightower

The most amazing thing about Aetna’s decision is that it’s considered amazing. Business schools and Wall Street banks preach a strict, anti-social doctrine of corporate management that comes down to this: CEO’s must be idiots. … Read moreAetna Lifts the National Standard for ‘Competitive Wages’

The Pain of Inequality Among Yacht Buyers

Jim Hightower

Inequality: Our poor little millionaires are suffering a wealth gap, too! In this season of mass commercialism, let’s pause to consider the plight of simple millionaires. Why? Because we now share a common cause: Inequality. … Read moreThe Pain of Inequality Among Yacht Buyers

Oligarchs: ‘End Formality of Voting, Just Let Us Bid on Candidates’

Oligarchs: ‘End Formality of Voting, Just Let Us Bid on Candidates’

“The candidate with the most money wins — no need for messy voting!” — David Koch, explaining the new system, already in place. “Americans are tired of the whole election voting process,” said David Koch, … Read moreOligarchs: ‘End Formality of Voting, Just Let Us Bid on Candidates’

A Billionaire’s Sound Advice to the Billionaire’s Club

Jim Hightower

Nick Hanauer speaks the truth to power, even though he’s a card-carrying member of the Billionaire’s Club. I’ve noticed several CEO’s, political pundits and so-called economic experts saying they’re confused as to why Americans are … Read moreA Billionaire’s Sound Advice to the Billionaire’s Club

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