This is an interesting story from America about how the Senators on the Finance and House Ways and Means committees pay tax agents to complete their tax returns.
Even more interesting is some of their comments:
“It’s onerous and everybody knows it,” said Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass.
Isn’t that like kicking yourself in the head? One of the few people who can change the tax system is saying that he doesn’t like it.
How about this one for stupid quote of the week:
Rep. Jim Ramstad, R-Minn., does not do his own returns, but he agreed it might be a good idea to try. “I think it is important that we operate in the real world,” he said.
He’s saying he’s not in the real world? No, no he’s in political world.
And to top it off:
“This… is truly revolutionary because no one can remember the last time a member of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee actually completed their own tax return”