Truth to Power

Where to start?

Oh, gone for a week, so much happens. Where to start?

By now we’ve all read about the illegal wiretapping, or Abramoff’s deal (squeal rat squeal…) (watch Dean take down Wolfie here…) and the loathsome, criminally negligent armor shortage killing Marines.

Want more? Not really? Too tootin’ bad. Try these:

IRS Said to Improperly Restrict Access

MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN

WASHINGTON – The Bush administration has illegally stopped making public detailed tax enforcement data, which has been used to show which kinds of taxpayers get the most and toughest audits, a noted tax researcher says.

Syracuse University Professor Susan B. Long said in papers filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle late last week that since Nov. 1, 2004, the Internal Revenue Service has violated a 1976 court order requiring the release of the data.</i>

Or how about 2 TRILLION dollars for our optional war in Iraq?

Iraq to cost U.S. more than $2 trillion, says report

Jamie Wilson

Washington: The real cost to America of the Iraq war is likely to be between $1 trillion and $2 trillion, up to 10 times more than previously thought, according to a report written by a Nobel prize-winning economist and a Harvard budget expert.

The study, which expands on traditional estimates by including such costs as lifetime disability and healthcare for troops injured in the conflict as well as the impact on the American economy, concludes that the U.S. Government is continuing to grossly underestimate the cost of the war. </i>

Ok, thats enough for now…more tomorrow!


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