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  •  The IRS went after Bush's biggest contributor (7+ / 0-)

    back in 2002. Does anyone recall who was President then?

    Enron: Now the IRS Joins the Hunt

    The Internal Revenue Service has opened its own investigation of Enron, the beleagured and bankrupt energy trader, according to senior government investigators.

    The IRS probe pushes to an even dozen the number of government inquiries into the accounting, securities, and pension practices of the failed Houston-based outfit. The Securities & Exchange Commission is investigating whether errors on Enron's financial statements constituted securities fraud -- a question that is also the subject of an investigation by a nationwide Justice Dept. task force.

    LABORING OVER PENSIONS. Simultaneously, the Labor Dept. is investigating Enron's pension plans, which barred employees from selling their Enron stock as the company melted down last fall. And President George W. Bush has ordered two Cabinet-level task forces to look into issues surrounding Enron's pensions and energy trading, while at least six committees in Congress have announced probes or hearings.

    When will this country stop victimizing well off conservatives? Haven't they suffered enough this decade by having to bear the burden of being the beneficiaries of the widening wealth gap?

    "I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights." (From "You Said a Mouthful" by Bishop Desmond Tutu - South African bishop & activist, b.1931)

    by FiredUpInCA on Fri May 17, 2013 at 02:17:10 PM PDT

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