Friday, August 28, 2009


He is one of the sleaziest, greasiest representatives in congress.

Charles Rangel.

"Joe," you object, "That just isn't a very nice thing to say."

Well, I'm sorry, Charles Rangel just isn't a very nice man, and there are no good things to say about him.

"Joe!" You're kinda upset with me, I know, "You just can't go around making statements like that about our fine upstanding government leaders."

Yes I can...I just did.

Oh, and did I by any chance mention that he is a Democrat?

The New York Post has an article you can read about him here.

Says the Post: Rangel’s “corrections” to his financial-disclosure statements from 2002 through 2007 are stunning, even by the low standards of this “error”-prone paperwork-filer — who, by the way, happens to be in charge of writing the nation’s tax laws.

Seems old Charlie sort of forgot to mention millions of dollars in income and business deals during that period of time.

One of the things he forgot to mention was $1 million he got from the sale of a 132nd street building.

Just another Democrat slip-up, like all of the other mistakes made by so many Democrats on their income taxes...just one more.

What's weird is that New York city record indicate that Charles Rangel is still the owner of the building.

But wait...he sold the building...but wait...he still owns the building.

I think my head is starting to hurt.

As the Post points out, that's not all:

There are adjustments -- as much as $780,000 -- in the value of his assets:
* An "omitted" checking account valued between $250,000 to $500,000.
* Another fund worth up to $100,000.
* Unreported investment portfolios said to be between $15,000 and $50,000.
The unreported business deals total a jaw-dropping $3 million.

Oh, and did I mention that Charles Rangel is "the nation's tax-writer-in-chief?"

The Post also reminds us of: his failure to disclose -- and pay tax on -- some $75,000 in rental income from his Caribbean villa.

Then followed revelations about his:

* Four rent-stabilized apartments.

* Apparent quid pro quo in preserving a tax loophole for an oil company that donated $1 million to a planned "public service" center named for Rangel.

Last May, the Sunday Post disclosed yet another Rangel scandal, involving corporate junkets to the Caribbean.

I wonder how long it will be before Eric Holder will demonstrate his devotion to justice and complete the investigation into this idiot.

Well, the House has already started investigations, but don't hold your breath waiting for them to take action against one of their heroes.

Democrat heroes are allowed to break the law if they want to without reprisals.

Seems that the late Ted Kennedy is not the only one who gets (got) away with murder.

You might take a look at one of my favorite scenes in one of my favorite movies.

Think of the Walrus as Charles Rangel.


David Wyatt said...

Joe, you said, "You just can't go around making statements like that about our fine upstanding government leaders."

Yes I can...I just did."

You did nothing of the kind. You didn't make those kind of statements about a fine upstanding government leader, you made them about Charles Rangel. Huge difference.

Lone Ranger said...

This is a dog bites man story. Nothing unusual for democrats. Just this month the Department of Justice dropped play for pay charges against New Mexico governor Bill Richardson, while the The Senate Ethics Committee dismissed complaints against Democratic Senators Chris Dodd and Kent Conrad over their participation in Countrywide Financial Corp.’s VIP lending program.

If you are a democrat, you are bulletproof.

Tom said...

Facts are sometimes very inconvenient, especially to those people who think they are above the laws they write.

cary said...

Hey - how can I get in on this DemocRAT tax-avoidance scheme?

Besides having my ethics, humanity and common decency surgically removed, I mean?

Joe said...

David Wyatt: Right...there is a difference.

LR: "If you are a democrat, you are bulletproof." I just hope they don't become "vote-proof."

Tom: That's every Democrat I've ever heard of (at least in recent years).

Cary: When you find out, let me know.