Nearly two-thirds of accountants gave Congress a grade of F in a recent survey.
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In a survey on the iShade online accounting community asking, “How do you grade our current Congress?” 64 percent of the accountants polled said they would give it an F. In contrast, zero percent gave Congress an A grade, 9 percent gave Congress a B, and 27 percent gave Congress a C or D.
“These representatives of us, the People, need to quit worrying more about getting re-elected and spend their time doing their job,” commented Paul R. Ulliman, CPA of Hobe Sound, Fla., who gave Congress an F. “Right now their job is to get this country out of debt, run a balanced budget and get out of the way of those productive citizens so the country can prosper. There needs to be a concerted effort to stop the redistribution of wealth, to stop the giveaways and to impress on all of the citizens that ALL of US must contribute to cutting the entitlements for the benefit of us all in the long run.”
“If you look at the facts on what has actually been accomplished in Congress the past couple of years, it’s remarkably bad,” said iShade curator and chief content manager Rob Nance. “Quite a bit of what has passed has also been fluff. The accounting profession hit the mark on these grades.”