Clearly, in an environment where only incomplete information is available, uninformed or misinformed voters cannot properly evaluate prospective candidates or their policy proposals. I cannot imagine a politician successfully campaigning for office if the public at large realized such a candidate’s policies would result in our government’s borrowing almost $100,000 for every family of four in this country. However, this is precisely the position in which we find our federal government today.
We as CPAs possess a unique skill set that enables us to interpret and understand the situation to which our government representatives have led us. Mr. Walker correctly noted that the issue is not about political affiliation but about the financial future of our nation and our children. We must be the ones to answer Mr. Walker’s call to action by educating and leading the public to demand better from our representatives. Future generations are depending upon us.
Joseph Vap, CPA