Jim Hightower

Up Against Monopoly
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Up Against Monopoly

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Farm Aid, the top-notch group of researchers and advocates who’ve tracked family farm issues for nearly 34 years, reports that just two giants now control 60% of all raw milk processed nationwide – a concentration that works to suppress the farm price of milk. But the processor monopoly is more severe than…

Is Health Care More Important Than Health Care Profits?
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Is Health Care More Important Than Health Care Profits?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Last year, Donald Trump said something stupid. OK, nothing astonishing about that – just another day [or hour] in DonaldWorld. But this stupid thing he said did astonish an entire nation, specifically Britain. Apparently, Trump had seen a televised report by his most trusted foreign policy adviser – Fox News – showing…

Trump To Working Class: ‘Adios, Chumps’
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Trump To Working Class: ‘Adios, Chumps’

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Congratulations on that nice pay raise you got last year, a 7% hike – wow! Seven percent might not sound all that big, but after 40 years of stagnant wages, even a small uptick can help cover some of your old credit card bills or get an upgrade on your 10-year-old pickup….

How Ridiculous Is Trump’s Border Stand?
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How Ridiculous Is Trump’s Border Stand?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER The most ridiculous thing about Donald Trump’s xenophobic, demagogic assault on Central American amnesty seekers is that his frantic demand to build a $5 billion border wall to deny them entry to the U.S. is not his most ridiculous ploy. Even more ridiculous is his panicky political assertion that the caravans coming…

Where The Money Is
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Where The Money Is

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Famed bank robber Willie Sutton once explained that he busted into banks because “that’s where the money is.” What a small-timer! Corporate thieves – including the biggest banks – know that the big scores are in the tax code and federal budget. America’s superrich establishment decided to woo Trump and his fanatical…

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