TAXES TAXES. Isn't it the REAL reason for ENRN , TYC' WCOM etc. These companies are taxed to the nose and everyone is under pressure to keep something for their labours . Consequently it ends up fraud. Politicians are the big fucks. They don't really care about their own people. Another thing Americans don't EVER let anyone persuade you to adopt a "national sales tax' or a consumption tax. That's what Fucked Europe. It was introduced into Canada and it totally fucked small business. The public refuse to pay small business these taxes consequently they eventually go out of business. Big business collects these taxes cause its non negatiable. Australia and South Africa have introduced similar taxes. One con job governments pull is they tell the public personal income taxes will be fazed out meantime they just jack these taxes up and up to pay for their fucked up agendas. That's what I personally find astounding we the people can't seem to get politicians who see the reality of the situation. Remember the "great" Margaret Thatcher and the Falkland Islands. She spent billions and billions " defending an island in the middle of nowhere to protect 5000 sheep and a handful of people. She could have sold the damn place and with all the money that was saved could wrote a cheque to every Brit.