Dan Coats gives a perfunctory answer and then sez “That wasn’t me lobbying. That was my 850-lawyer firm.”
Ellsworth says “you were co-chair of a 25-30 lawyer lobbying department at the law firm.” Then gives his perfunctory answer.
Sink-Burris sez the Fair Tax is a panacea that will eliminate the questioner’s recordkeeping woes. Right or wrong, she’s answering the question, and even taking it to a higher level of generality rather than micro-focusing on a particular paperwork burden.