Tax Man Charlie Rangel – I Told You So
Charlie Rangel was forced by prevailing sentiment to today take leave from his chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee.
It’s about time. Rangel can’t even spell the word “ethics” let alone understand its meaning.
I have been on Rangel’s case and ethical misdeeds since September 2008. The facts were there yet Rangel’s Congressional colleagues just sat there for months, ignoring them.
Even in his last words before stepping aside, Rangel’s dishonesty was on display. Catch this tidbit from the article:
Pushed on whether he would step aside temporarily, he replied, “No.”
He said he was headed back to his office to work on jobs legislation, and when a reporter asked if he would still be the committee chairman on Wednesday, Mr. Rangel said, “Yes, and I don’t lie to the press.”
Well, actually he did lie to the press because this is Wednesday and Rangel is no longer the Committee Chairman.
Everyone should be relieved that Rangel will no longer have the opportunity to direct his “mother of all tax bills” through the House. On the other hand, I have no doubt that the morons in his district will re-elect him.
We don’t need mere “change” in Washington. We need an earthquake – for Republicans and Democrats alike. Our collective financial future still hangs in the balance.