The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Enron Affair:
And What Will the Investigation Find?

Feb 4, 2002

Once the Enron scandal began to draw attention, senators and U.S. representatives in Congress rushed to have their committees look into the affair.

But of the 248 Congressmen and women on these eleven investigating committees, at least 212 of them had received money from Enron or Andersen, which was Enron’s accounting firm. And ALL the chairs of the eleven committees were among those who had received Enron’s political contributions. To put it more bluntly, everyone on the committees benefitted from some of the money Enron stole.

The investigations might be considered impartial. After all, both Democrats and Republicans took the money. But will they look into what Enron did with all the money it stole???