Joe Kenehan Center

Friday, June 13, 2003
 
Get Tough On The Lucky Duckies!
Conservatives would be far more convincing with their outrage about tax refunds going out to “people who don’t pay taxes” if they’d made a peep back when a corporation called Enron was getting gigantic refunds even though it also was one of those ungrateful scofflaws who don’t pay any income taxes.

Citizens for Tax Justice dug through Enron’s returns and discovered that during four of five years between 1996-2000 Enron paid no income taxes. Yet Kenny Boy and company received $381 million in refunds over that period. Indeed, CTJ learned than many major American corporations are “lucky duckies” in the freeloading non-tax paying class.