Thursday, February 05, 2009

Speaker Pelosi Demands You Pay Your Taxes

unless you're a big-time Dem influence peddler like Tom Daschle or a Dem member of Congress such as Charlie Rangel, one of her favs.

But Rangel's clearly not a fav of Kyle Trygstad who posts at RealClearPolitics:

Already under investigation by the House ethics committee for various tax-related issues, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) could face increased scrutiny from the panel after new reports of discrepancies in his financial disclosure forms. . . .

The new report comes from Sunlight Foundation, which released its finding yesterday that Rangel had "failed to report purchases, sales or his ownership of assets at least 28 times since 1978 on his personal financial disclosure forms."

"Assets worth between $239,026 and $831,000 appeared and disappeared with no disclosure of when they were acquired, how long they were held, or when they were sold, as House Rules require," the group reported. Sunlight is a private, nonpartisan watchdog group. . . .

Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) has introduced a resolution that would remove Rangel from his post as chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, pending completion of the ethics committee investigation.

"If Mr. Rangel is cleared of wrongdoing, I will be the first to congratulate him back to the Chairmanship," Carter said in a press release. "But we must show we are serious about enforcing the ethics rules of this House, instead of using stall tactics to thwart the process."

Trygstad’s entire post is


My comments:

I think even trolls will agree Rangel’s lucky he’s a Democrat.

If he was a Republican, Speaker Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Reid, the networks, and the rest of the lib/left MSM would've already stoked the “firestorm of public outrage” which would've driven the scoundrel from office.

But Charlie’s a Democrat.

So he stays in office.

That’s good for Rangel and bad for America.

But what Dem cares it's bad for America?


Anonymous said...

Perfectly said. I would wonder why Rangel isn't a bigger story, but because he is on the side of the PC angels, and he hits every PC qualifier perfectly, nothing will happen unless the MSM grabs the story with both hands. Doubtful.

Anonymous said...

Just makes me want to puke. Steve in New Mexico