Stop Bureaucrat Speak
Last year, my Plain Writing Act was signed into law. I hope this bill makes it easier for Americans and small businesses to work with and understand their government.
Maury Maverick, Sr., who served two terms in the House from 1935-1939, invented the term “gobbledygook” to describe bureaucratic language that was as hard to understand as the call of wild turkeys in his native South Texas.
Anyone who’s done their own taxes knows the headache of trying to understand pages and pages of confusing forms and instructions. There is no reason why the federal government can’t write tax documents and other public documents in language we can all understand.
That's why I need your help to stop the "B.S." Share your examples of “gobbledygook” that you think need fixing. Use the form below to send them to me and I'll post the best ones on my website.