Primo has spent hours completing the financial disclosure forms.
I agree with the idea - we should be able to see how candidates and politicians are getting their money - but when it is Us The Candidate completing the forms, I get a little pissy because even though I have an MBA from a top 20 program and I got the highest scores in the class in finance and I worked at the IRS for three months as a temp job, I find these forms incomprehensible and a royal pain in the neck.
As in, you cannot just say that you have $X in your company's 401K program. You have to detail the amount in each fund.
Between us, Primo and I have three company 401Ks and we each have our Roth IRA. Within each program, we have our money split in about six funds. (The first thing I learned in finance was Diversify, Diversify, Diversify.)
If we were rich, we would have People to do this stuff for us. People who would pull each statement and figure out the amount by fund and add up any duplicate funds across programs to see if the amounts meet the reporting threshold.
We would have People to spend hours and hours doing this.
But we are not rich. We do not have People.
This, my friends, is another reason why ordinary folks do not run for office.
Fear for our country.