Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Tip O'Neill coined the popular saying, "All politics is local." Replace "politics" with "business" and the same rings true for Main Street accountants in public practice.

All good politicians know they must continue to be responsive to their constituents' concerns if they want to remain in office. And CPAs know that their clients are much more concerned about their own books and their own accountants than with what happened to some Fortune 500 company thousands of miles away.

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