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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Charlie Rangel "Crook In Charge" of House Ways and Means Committee

Charlie Rangel's Official Website
Above, please find a number of articles regarding the most recent proof of Charles Rangels overt criminal act of Tax Evasion.  The funny thing is if you click on the "taxes" link on his website, he has a host of links and topics related to taxes....the links I find most amusing are the ones about the "tax tip of the day" and the transcript from the "Fiscal Responsibility Summit February 24, 2009" (What a Joke...especially when they have proven themselves to be completely Fiscally Irresponsible with the passing of the "Stimulus Bill" that noone read just weeks later that was loaded with Pork that Obama swore he would not support on the campaign trail.)  There is a link on his website so you can read the entire transcript.

I especially love the paragraphs taken from the transcript that are quoted as follows:
THE PRESIDENT: Just a quick thought on taxes, Charlie. My instinct is, is that you're absolutely right that the individual tax rate is always the hardest thing. There's some philosophical differences between the parties on this and I understand that. On the corporate side, I at least have always maintained that if we try to think in the same ways that we thought about it in 1986, and if you closed loopholes, you could actually lower rates.

REPRESENTATIVE RANGEL: No question about it.

THE PRESIDENT: And that's an area where there should be the potential for some bipartisan agreement, because I think, on the books, the rates in the United States are high. In practice, depending on who it is that you can, what kind of accountant you can hire, they're not so high. And that's an area where we can work on. Simplification, same thing. I don't think there's anybody out here who thinks that we are making it customer-friendly for the taxpayer. And that's an area where we can make some great progress.

(Gee...I wonder who Rangel's accountant was...'cause he missed by the latest least $1.3 million in outside income/assets-- including up to $1 million for a Harlem building sale -- on financial-disclosure forms he filed between 2002 and 2006, according to newly amended records. The documents also show the embattled chairman of the Ways and Means Committee -- who is being probed by the House Ethics Committee -- failed to reveal a staggering $3 million in various business transactions over the same period.)

REPRESENTATIVE RANGEL: Well, if you're looking for a fight and a partisan fight, any loophole you close is a tax increase. We have to get over that and make certain that the vast majority of businesses recognize it's in their best interest to do the right thing as relates to those who've taken unfair advantage of the government.

THE PRESIDENT: Well, you were here in '86 – it's been done before. We might be able to get it done this time.

REPRESENTATIVE RANGEL: Well, under your leadership, I'm looking forward to it.


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