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Giving congress the proper motivation

January 17, 2005

On Tuesday this week, US Senator Dick Durbin visited Bloomington and met with The Pantagraph newspaper editorial board.  AFter talking about many issues including social security, he came up with a stunningly simple suggestion for simplifying the tax code:  make members of Congress fill out their own tax forms.

It seems Durbin’s bookkeeper died, so the Senator decided, “What the heck: I’m a senator and an attorney.  How hard can it be?”  Heh.

The Pantagraph thought Durbin’s suggestion was made tongue-in-cheek, but I would like to see it really happen.  Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!

Luckily, I have a good accountant, whose services I cherish.  There’s no way in hell I could make sense of those tax forms by myself.  (As a bonus, he’s a Libertarian – just the perfect political persuasion for a tax accountant!)

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  1. January 18, 2005 at 01:36 | #1

    I’m glad that my mom is an accountant.  I couldn’t figure out tax forms if my life depended on it.  For some reason numbers and I just aren’t friends.

  2. January 19, 2005 at 19:30 | #2

    We’d have a whole different country if our legislature were subject to the laws they pass.

  3. October 30, 2006 at 17:43 | #3

    Take care of it and keep it on the road!

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