With government spending exploding and federal regulation about to become more pervasive than ever before, having power and influence in Washington, D.C. is the ticket to riches. With Big Government comes abundant opportunities for smart guys to make more "honest mistakes" like not knowing a limo and driver provided at no cost to you is taxable as income.There is only one way to change the perception of a double standard in the law that favors the big guys – Audit them all and make the results public every year.
Great idea! I want to add one more provision: every congressman should be required to fill out his own tax return -- not just sign a form prepared by an accountant, actually fill out the paperwork. They should have to suffer with the rest of us. If they can't figure out the tax code, maybe they'll be motivated to make it simpler.