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Enron Debacle: Pass Campaign Reform Bill

January 27, 2002

In "The Enron Benefit" (editorial, Jan. 23) you state, "Passage of the bill is not a certainty once it reaches the House floor. Opponents may try to substitute weaker legislation or employ 'poison pill' amendments." This should provoke the citizens of this country to march on Washington and demand--demand--that our country be taken back from the wealthy lobbyists and returned to the American people where it rightfully belongs. If there is any "benefit" to this Enron debacle and debauchery, this could be it. How much and how long?

Marianne Della Marna

Alta Loma

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"Enron Audit Fee Raises Some Brows" (Jan. 23) fails to mention one important fact: At $25 million, the Enron audit fee was three-tenths of one percent of Andersen's gross revenue (which totaled $9.3 billion).

George W. Carlyle

Newport Beach

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Hmm, Enron is down the tubes, oil prices fell by a third, natural gas prices are down 60% and Exxon Mobil's profits are down 49% (Jan. 24). Maybe we need an independent counsel to investigate our newest "Energy-gate" scandal. I knew big energy's relationship with members of the Bush-Cheney administration would come to no good. I hope they never try to help me.

James Costello

Covina

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