AICPA Board of Directors Adopts Resolution Expressing Support for Non-Partisan Movements to Promote Fiscal Responsibility and Sustainability 

Published November 12, 2012

Washington, D.C., (Nov. 12, 2012) – Expressing concern about the growing federal debt and its impact on the long-term fiscal health of the United States, the Board of Directors of the American Institute of CPAs has adopted a resolution underscoring the need to put America on a better economic path and supporting two non-partisan efforts, the Campaign to Fix the Debt and the Comeback America Initiative.

 

The AICPA recognizes that America faces significant financial challenges that need to be addressed to promote fiscal responsibilities and believes the U.S. government should operate on a sustainable budget and should address its current debt crisis. Earlier this year, the AICPA developed What’s At Stake? a resource calling attention to how and why the financial sustainability of our nation is at stake.

 

The resolution will also be shared with state CPA societies as the AICPA continues to seek ways to advocate for reduced complexity for American businesses and individuals.

 

The resolution, which was adopted by the AICPA Board in New York on November 9, follows:

 

Board Resolution Regarding AICPA Support for Certain Non-Partisan Initiatives and

Public Policies to Promote Economic Certainty

WHEREAS, The AICPA is very concerned about the growing federal debt and its impact on the long-term fiscal health of the United States; and

WHEREAS, The CPA profession has a long and deep commitment to the public interest and a history of advising businesses and individuals regarding decision-making on financial, tax and operational matters; and

WHEREAS, Navigating the complexity of the uncertain economic environment is difficult for businesses and individuals; and

WHEREAS, The AICPA has developed What’s At Stake?, a resource to call attention to how and why the financial sustainability of our country is at stake; and

WHEREAS, The AICPA believes that fiscally sound public policy is a key component in promoting certainty for American businesses and will lead to enduring economic growth; and

WHEREAS, The AICPA recognizes that America faces significant financial challenges that need to be addressed to promote fiscal responsibility and believes the United States government should operate on a sustainable budget and should address its current debt crisis; and

WHEREAS, The non-partisan movements Campaign to Fix the Debt and Comeback America Initiative align with the AICPA's goals of putting America on a better fiscal and economic path by promoting fiscal responsibility and sustainability; now

BE IT RESOLVED, That the AICPA shall continue to seek ways to advocate for reduced complexity for American businesses and individuals; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the AICPA shall inform its members about the Campaign to Fix the Debt and the Comeback America Initiative; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the AICPA shall also share this resolution with state CPA societies, and shall encourage state CPA societies to promote fiscal responsibility and consider involvement in the Campaign to Fix the Debt and the Comeback America Initiative.




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