Jim Hightower's Radio Lowdown
By Jim Hightower
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National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, co-editor of the monthly "Hightower Lowdown" and author of "Thieves In High Places: They've Stolen Our Country And It's Time to Take It Back," Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be -- consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.
||CleanExposing our “populist” president as a naked plutocrat||Have you noticed that Donald Trump constantly prefaces his outlandish lies with such phrases as: “To be honest with you,”||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy the American majority despises Trump’s Washington||It’s odd that Washington Republicans are so loudly crowing about their passage of the Trump-McConnell-Ryan tax law. Odd because the||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump serves the people – rich ones, that is||Donald Trump bragged in 2016 that, “I know words – I have the best words.” Well, occasionally he does use||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan a robot do your job?||With corporations socking away massive profits, and with the labor market fairly tight, why are worker’s wages still stuck at||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Great ScAmazon of 2017||In September, the giant retail monopolist, Amazon, announced its intention to build a second corporate headquarters in Someplace, North America.||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre job incentive programs good for communities?||Governors and mayors insist that giving our tax dollars to corporations to lure them to move to our cities is good public policy, because the corporations create jobs, those workers pay taxes and – Voila – the corporate giveaway pays for itself! Rea||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy are we giving corporate welfare to Amazon?||Isnt it funny that right-wing politicians across the country piously rant against giving a few bucks worth of jobless benefits to the needy, then turn around and shove billions of our tax dollars into corporate welfare for the greedy?||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy would you let Jeff Bezos inside your home?||Would you give your house key to a complete stranger, letting that person (whose name you don’t even know) walk right into your home when you’re not there?||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat’s killing America’s middle class?||As the royal triumvirate of Donald Trump, Paul Ryan, and Mitch McConnell continue their perverse quest to turn our America into a gold-plated Trumplandistan for oligarchs, they keep insisting that their blatantly-elitist schemes will magically elevate t||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow America’s middle class rose… and fell||From 1776 forward, the common yeoman – Americas middle class – has been hailed as the virtuous heart and backbone of our nation. How ironic, since it took 150 years before we actually created a broad middle class. Before the 1930s, most Americans w||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great common sense commentary
I make it a point to listen to Jim Hightower every morning on my local NPR radio station. I find his commentaries offer a fresh perspective on the activities of our current administration, most of which are deplorable. Thank God for the humorous spin he puts on his commentary!
Funny and informative
Jim tells it like it is with Texas wit and drawl. A great podcast for the news stories that the "LAME-stream media" doesn't report on. Proves just because you are from Texas, doesn't mean you have to be some Republican tool. Jim is the BEST! I love this podcast.
A Texas original....
Jim Hightower is truly a Texas original and knows how to push a populist, progressive message. He sometimes gives the Democrats more slack than they deserve, but his critique of right-wing policies that hurt ordinary working Americans is spot on. Jim says he was inspired by his nominally conservative dad who used to say simply that "everybody does better when everybody does better", as opposed to orthodox "trickle down" economic views. Jim is able to speak to conservatives without speaking down to them, makes appeals to Americans that we can do better as a nation and as a people. Jim encourages listeners to get active and always provides tools in the form of websites and phone numbers at the end of each broadcast. He and the late Molly Ivins are the best contributions Texas has ever made to the national political discussion.
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