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Math: More Accountants Headed to Congress

Pennsylvania Voter Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 3:10 PM
OK I will concede a little. Accountants know how to do accounting and establish the scoreboard and rules of the game. The balancing is done by physical world thinkers, visionaries and optimizers, not a typical accounting trait. I agree that they are both needed. The number of hard science and engineering in congress was less than 3% the last time I looked.

Although last week's election seemed like the end of common sense when it comes to fiscal policy, there is a silver lining. More certified public accountants are headed to Congress and the ones who were already there, are staying.

All eight CPAs currently in the House won re-election, according to the Journal of Accountancy, including John Campbell, R-Calif., Mike Conaway, R-Texas, Bill Flores, R-Texas, Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., Collin Peterson, D-Minn., James Renacci, R-Ohio, and Brad Sherman, D-Calif. Several of them won re-election after fierce contests in recently redrawn congressional districts.


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