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Math: More Accountants Headed to Congress

Tish6 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 4:46 PM
I'm an accountant. My job is to make sure that the business owner is NOT loosing money through fraud theft or too many taxes. So while I may not be a HARD science. I actually have to understand and know math...and what the numbers can and cannot do.

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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