Let’s be honest, no one enjoys paying taxes. While that might be the understatement of the century, it’s worth pointing out now that tax season is upon us once again. April is typically enjoyed for other, more enjoyable seasons, like the return of spring or Major League Baseball. Unfortunately, a lot of Americans spend a significant amount of time figuring out whether a return is headed their way or if they’ve struck out with the IRS and will need to write a check to Uncle Sam [Senator John Thune, column, 2017.04.14].
SPOTTED: Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) Tuesday night sitting behind home plate at the Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers game in LA… [“Wednesday’s Spotted,” Politico, 2017.04.19].
Thune’s last tweet mentioned doing more “to ensure taxpayers’ money is being spent as efficiently & effectively as possible.” We’re not getting the most efficient and effective representation when our senior Senator’s ratio of town halls to Major League Baseball games in California over Easter recess is one to one.