Tax Man Charlie Rangel – I Told You So

March 3, 2010 by  
Filed under Fools of Finance

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.

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4 Responses to “Tax Man Charlie Rangel – I Told You So”
  1. No Debt Plan says:

    Man, I really agree with you on shaking things up. But we can’t just elect one or two good senators every so often — the numbers are insignificant in comparison to the whole.

    How, exactly, can you shake up the entire Congress?

  2. morrison says:

    Bankruptcy. It’ll be here in 6 months. We need this whole country to go under, hit the ‘re-boot’ button and start all over again.

  3. Evan says:

    Ha I commented on this subject all the way back in Sept of 2008 and here I am still a faithful reader and commentor!

    It is about damn time that trash stepped down. He was in charge of tax legislation but failed to account for hundreds of thousands of dollars in income? Is that not the start of a movie plot?

  4. MasterPo says:

    I have to agree with Morrison, though more likely will happen in 2011.

    I look at 2010 as the last “plentiful year” (relatively speaking) before all the coming “lean years”. They won’t be pretty!

    You think NOW is the work since 1929? (*shaking head*) Baby, you ain’t seen NOTHING YET!!!

    Think Russia in the 1930’s and you’ll have a better picture.

    You people wanted change, change is what you’ll have.

    Hope you like it.

    Hope we all survive it!

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